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This month's value club case

January Mixed 6-Case

Tasting notes

'A selection of light easy whites and dry food-focused reds for the start of the new year. One of my absolute favourite summer whites is the crisp, ultra-light Dócil Vinho Verde from maverick winemaker Dirk Niepoort. It pairs nicely alongside an easy drinking and refreshing Colombar from former Young Gun Tremayne Smith. The trio of whites are completed with a Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc that offers superb value and is grown by the Carinus brothers.

The Beaumont Constable House is the first red and offers rich fruited aromas and a good bit of texture for its price range. A super elegant Syrah from Trizanne shows off the cool climate of Elim and the selection is rounded out by an interesting ‘Pinot Noir inspired Pinotage’ from David and Nadia Sadie.' – James Pietersen

The Blacksmith, Barebones Colombar 2018 – R 110
‘In 2014 Tremayne started his own project - The Blacksmith, which is still a very small production label, using cultivars that he has a great respect and appreciation for. The Blacksmith's philosophy is to make natural wines that are both appealing and soul-satisfying.’ – Tremayne Smith, Winemaker

David and Nadia, Topography Pinotage 2017 – R 220
'The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, quite masculine and structured with dark berry fruit, hints of tobacco and a sappy finish that will require two or three years in bottle to abrade the rigid tannin.' – Neal Martin

Trizanne Signature Wines, Reserve Syrah 2017 – R 225
'Syrah has a very distinctive character in Elim - what Trizanne Barnard calls her 'preferred style' - with plenty of fynbos notes and an ethereal red berry fragrance. This is an appealingly fresh style showing considerable palate length. 2018-24.' – Tim Atkin MW

Beaumont, Constable House 2015 – R 135
The Constable House blend is now under the Beaumont name but still consists of the two varietals that work exceptionally well together namely Shiraz and Cab. Sauv. The wine is named after the vineyard in front of the old Constables House on the farm. The ratio in the 2015 vintage is 51% Shiraz and 49% Cabernet Sauvignon.' – Sebastian Beaumont, Winemaker

Carinus Family Vineyards, Chenin Blanc 2018 – R 150
'Danie and Hugo Carinus are grape growers who supply some of the leading producers in the country from vineyards situated in Devon Valley, Polkadraai and the Swartland.' – Wine Cellar

Niepoort, Dócil Loureiro 2017 – R 165
'The nose shows elegant floral and citrusy notes. The palate reveals fresh aromas with a great balance between the flavours. The finish is long and mineral.' – Dirk Niepoort, Winemaker
 

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