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2012 Glenelly 'Estate Reserve' Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch (Elsewhere $26+)

91 points James Suckling: "Blackberry compote, pressed violets, mulberries and some eucalyptus. Full body, lots of delicious fruit, firm tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink in 2020. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot and syrah." (06/2018) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Mature, showing a broad, loamy swath of currant and blackberry fruit flavors that have melded with smoldering tobacco and worn leather notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Drink now through 2019. (JM)" (12/2018) Vinous: "The 2012 Estate Reserve Red ... 


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2017 Boekenhoutskloof "The Wolftrap" Red Blend Western Cape

Wine Spectator: "Direct, with a cherry paste and red licorice profile, backed by a light streak of vanilla on the finish. (JM)" (10/2018) K&L Notes: The Wolftrap is a robust, lively blend of Syrah, Mourvédre, and Viognier.


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2017 A.A. Badenhorst "Curator" White Blend Swartland

"The CURATOR is a range of dynamic wines that are selected after the vintage each year. The grapes are grown in the Swartland region on the West Coast of Southern Africa. The vineyards are mostly bushvines growing in granite and slate soils, sourced from a number of traditional farmers. Chenin Blanc is the backbone and structure of this blend. The Chardonnay was naturally fermented and took a long time to complete fermentation, resulting in great texture and wacky aromas of dried peaches and apricots and ripe citrus. The Viognier, from one of Badenhorsts ... 


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2016 Joostenberg "Little j" Red Rhône Blend Paarl

The Little J Red is a bistro red blend consisting of 86% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault, and 4% Grenache. This is an unprentious, generous wine made from a selection of vineyards in mainly the AgterPaarl area (part of the Paarl appelation). The predominant soils are Malmesbury Shale. These soils have a surprisingly good moisture retention capability which allows for dry-land farming in this relatively warm and dry area. The vineyards are a combination of traditional bush-vines and trellised blocks.


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2018 Radley & Finch Chenin Blanc Western Cape

Sourced from across the broad Western Cape region of South Africa, Radley & Finch offers this Chenin Blanc at an attractive entry-level price. Grapes were sourced from both bush vines and trellised vines primarily in the Agter Paarl and Swartland regions. Winemaker Thinus Kruger primarily utilized indigenous yeasts in a particularly slow fermentation to develop complexity. The result is a citrusy and yellow fruited profile with hints of spice and grain. It is ready to drink right now, but will fill out and add complexity for a couple of years.


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2014 Meerlust "Red" Stellenbosch South Africa

Winemaker Notes: "52% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot. The wine has an intense, dark purple colour with a violet rim; bright and vivacious in the glass, youthful. The nose is expressive with powerful cassis, plum, exotic spice and hints of floral aromas. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied with intense flavours of crushed black fruit, cassis, vanilla and dark chocolate. The tannins are soft and silky, the acidity fresh, the flavour profile focused and linear. The wine has a persistent and long-lasting aftertaste."


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Inverroche Amber Gin (750ml)

Inverroche takes its name from the combination of two words that pay homage to their Scottish ancestry, referencing both their Celtic and Gaelic backgrounds. The Scottish word “Inver” meaning ‘a confluence of water’ and the French word “Roche” meaning ‘rock or stone’. Inverroche Distillery was founded by Lorna Scott and her family and has grown from strength to strength in the local community of Still Bay in the Western Cape of Southern Africa. In just 6 years, the distillery has grown from a small home industry to a flourishing and pioneering craft dist ... 


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2017 Bayten Sauvignon Blanc Constantia

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc shows hints of green on the nose but sits more firmly in the fig and stone fruit camp. It's medium-bodied, with a white grapefruit element that extends from start to finish, providing a backbone for the riper notes. Clean and refreshing, it should be consumed over the next year or two. *Best Buy* (LB)" (07/2018) Wine Spectator: "Fresh, featuring a bright mix of lime pulp, mâche and sweet pea notes rippling through, with good energy. Drink now. (JM)" (12/2017)


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Inverroche Verdant Gin (750ml)

Inverroche takes its name from the combination of two words that pay homage to their Scottish ancestry, referencing both their Celtic and Gaelic backgrounds. The Scottish word “Inver” meaning ‘a confluence of water’ and the French word “Roche” meaning ‘rock or stone’. Inverroche Distillery was founded by Lorna Scott and her family and has grown from strength to strength in the local community of Still Bay in the Western Cape of Southern Africa. In just 6 years, the distillery has grown from a small home industry to a flourishing and pioneering craft dist ... 


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2017 A.A. Badenhorst "Secateurs" Chenin Blanc Swartland

Jancis Robinson: "Broad and tangy. Just the job for a party white. Crunchy with masses of personality. Lightly and attractively bitter on the end. *Very Good Value*" (10/2017) Wine Spectator: "Lively, with an unadorned mix of yellow and green apple flavors flecked with kiwifruit, lime and fennel hints. Fresh finish. Drink now. (JM)" (06/2018)


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A.A. Badenhorst "Caperitif" Aperitif (750ml)

94 points Vinous: "Copper-orange color. Knockout, endlessly complex perfume of orange blossom, cinnamon Red Hots, clove, ginger and mint. A silky, umami-like texture is utterly seamless and smooth. Hints of griotte cherry, orange zest, fynbos and tree bark are lifted by a strong spicy character. Wonderfully complex, moderately sweet and long, with a finishing note of bitter orange giving the finish a drier quality and great refreshment value. I bet you can't drink just one glass. In partnership with Danish mixologist Lars-Erik Schmidt, Adi Badenhorst rei ... 


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2016 Sadie Family "Columella" Swartland Red Regional Blend

94 points Wine Spectator: "A tightly wound but well-crafted example, this needs a little bit of air at the moment, but will be better after a few years of cellaring. Elegant, featuring notes of damson plum, black tea and lavender, with juicy acidity and firm, integrated tannins providing support. Shows balance, intensity and depth. (JM)" (05/2019) 93 points Vinous: "The 2016 Columella was matured for 12 months in 10% new oak and then 12 months in old foudres. There is something warm and comforting about the nose: blueberry, crushed violet, a touch of b ... 


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WS 94 VN 93

2017 Rustenberg Chardonnay Stellenbosch South Africa

92 points Decanter: "Intense, complex peach, apple and grapefruit on a creamy, leesy palate. Sinewy and long with great integration of fruit weight, alcohol and oak – fermented and aged on lees in barrels (25% new) for a year. (TG)" (12/2018) Vinous: "Matured for 12 months in 25% new oak, the 2017 Stellenbosch Chardonnay has a clean, fresh tropical-fruit-tinged bouquet of orange zest and passion fruit. The palate is well balanced and the oak nicely integrated. I would have preferred a touch of depth toward the finish, but otherwise, this is a satisfyin ... 


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2015 A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines Red Blend Swartland

91 points Wine Spectator: "A sleek, pure style, with sanguine, red currant, white pepper and damson plum notes streaking through in unison. The iron-tinged finish keeps things tightly focused. Drink now through 2022. (JM)" (06/2018) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This Shiraz-based blend, with 21% Cinsault and 8% Grenache, offers earthy notes of fresh mint, white pepper and herbal fynbos, all spicing up the red cherry and raspberry fruit core. A delicate whiff of sweet smoke is seductive, while the palate offers more earthy notes of tilled earth and curran ... 


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2013 Sadie Family "Old Vine Series--Treinspoor" Tinta Barroca Swartland

This old vineyard was planted in 1974 and lies on the western side of Malmesbury, on route to Darling. Historically Tinta Das Baroccas (the earlier pronunciation) has always had a good prominent place in the Swartland region. This vineyard is located next to the old railway line (Treinspoor). The very fragile, think skin of Tinta Barocca is prone to sunburn, but in this case the old bush vines have formed a great framework to keep the bunches sheltered from the intense Swartland sun. The good color and firm acidity of this variety have made it ... 


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Amarula Cream Liqueur (750ml)

Special Order Only! Special order items are not in stock and are dependent upon quantity available from distribution. All special orders are final and non-refundable. Will take 3-7 business days to receive this product before it can be shipped. A distinctive African crème liquor made from the fruit of the wild Marula tree, a favorite treat of the region's majestic elephants. Perfect over ice or in a cocktail, like this Tusk at Dusk:<br> 1 oz Amarula Cream<br> ½ oz rum<br> ½ oz Grand Marnier<br> 1 oz chilled espresso<br> Shake ingredients and pour into a ... 


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2015 Joostenberg "Little j" Red Rhône Blend Paarl

Winery Notes: "The Little J Red is a bistro red blend consisting of 69% Syrah, 13% Grenache, 11% Cinsault, and 7% Mourvèdre. This is an unprentious, generous wine made from a selection of vineyards in the Paarl area. The predominant soils are Malmesbury Shale. These soils have a surprisingly good moisture retention capability which allows for dry-land farming in this relatively warm and dry area. The vineyards are a combination of traditional bush-vines and trellised blocks."


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2018 Radley & Finch Pinotage, South Africa

A series of varietal wines produced by South African vintners Thinus Kruger and Pascal Schildt with the motto: "Optimism, beats the pants off pessimism. We want these wines to be an honest path for wine drinkers to delve into the special world of premium South African wines over time."


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2015 Warwick "First Lady" Unoaked Chardonnay Stellenbosch

Purchased by the Ratcliffe family in 1964, there are 140 acres devoted to growing vines. This unoaked Chardonnay is made in the same style as a French Chablis. The "First Lady" is pale straw color with an intense nose of fresh pineapple, lemon, citrus and floral notes. Fresh, fun, and easy to pair with lighter seafood dishes.


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2013 Rustenberg "John X Merriman" Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch

91 points Vinous: " Bright, saturated ruby-red. Aromas of plum, mocha, cigar box, tobacco and wild herbs, along with strong exotic oak tones. A much mellower, smoother wine than the entry-level 2014 Cabernet, offering a sexy penetrating sweetness and very good energy to the flavors of dark berries, tobacco leaf, licorice and minerals. Spreads out nicely to saturate the palate and builds on the back end. Tannins are substantial but pliant and integrated. Much creamier and sweeter than the basic 2014 Cabernet but has the balance and structure for aging. (S ... 


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Graham Beck Brut Rosé Western Cape

90 points Decanter: "This méthode cap classique (South African fizz made in the same way as Champagne) from SA stalwart Graham Beck has a lovely creamy red fruit and apple character, with a rich mousse and brioche finish. It has a vibrant raspberry acidity and a long finish. Great value. (JB)" (10/2017) Wine Spectator: "Peach, white cherry and bergamot notes mingle here, backed by a hint of watermelon rind on the lightly coarse finish. (JM, Web Only—2014)" James Suckling: "A fresh and fruity sparking wine with a light cherry and lemon character. Mediu ... 


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2017 David & Nadia 'Hoe-Steen' Chenin Blanc Swartland

93 points Vinous: "The 2017 Hoë-Steen Chenin Blanc comes from tall bush vines and marks the first time that David has worked with the entire vineyard, which is two hectares in size. The fragrant bouquet offers well-defined yellow plum, caramelized pear, peach skin and waxy aromas. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity and very harmonious; the Palomino and Muscat impart spiciness and hints of curry leaf toward the very harmonious finish. This is totally seductive. Drinking window: 2020-2032 (NM)" (08/2018) K&L Notes: Fifty year old Chenin Blanc ... 


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VN 93

2017 David & Nadia Pinotage Siebritskloof Swartland

From the winery: "With a lack of sufficient rainfall in the winters of 2015 and 2016 leading up to the vintages of 2016 and 2017, we saw the effect of droughts, combined with heat waves during vintage. For this good reason, Pinotage is called the “farmer’s grape” because of its earlier ripening character which allows us to harvest before heat waves, ensuring some freshness in our wines. We harvested the Pinotage vineyards right in the middle of January of 2017, before any of our whites, and matured them on the skins for three weeks in total. By the time ... 


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2016 Rustenberg Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is the starting point for most newcomers to the wines of South Africa. It is familiar yet exotic. Here are large, perfectly tended estates, as you would find in regions throughout the fine wine growing world, but they are framed by the dramatic and ancient Drackenstein mountains, and sometimes views of the False Bay. Winemaking in the region and at Rustenberg dates back to the late seventeenth century. Their cellars have been in continuous production since 1892—how many Old World producers, let alone New World producers, can say that?


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2015 Mullineux Family Wines "Schist" Syrah Swartland South Africa

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "A seductive and well-integrated veil of earthy spice—cinnamon stick, fruit cake, bark, black tea leaf—sits atop a ripe core of red berry and cherry fruits. Beneath that is a strong gravelly, flinty minerality that pervades the palate and expresses strongest on the finish. Medium weight, the tannins are firm yet fine, resulting in a rich, velvety texture. A beautiful and complex expression, this should continue to develop and unfold additional layers of flavor through 2031. (LB)" (03/2018) 93 points Decanter: "A single parcel ... 


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2015 Mvemve Raats "MR de Compostella" Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch

96 points Vinous: "The 2015 MV de Compostella spent 12 months in barrel before each variety was blended, then another 12 months in barrel including 33% new French oak. It has a beautifully defined bouquet of blackberry, burnt toast, brown spice and light pencil lead aromas that gain intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh blackberry and bilberry fruit, a killer line of acidity and the sense of symmetry that imbues the best MVs I have tasted over the years. It remains one of the Cape’s finest red wines. (NM)" (08/2018) 95 points W ... 


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2016 FRAM Pinotage Citrusdal Mountain Western Cape

With almost no other wine region in the world producing this unique varietal, South Africa has forged the way in the polarizing world of Pinotage. A genetic cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsault, it was created in South Africa in 1925 by Abraham Izak Perold, the first Professor of Viticulture at Stellenbosch University. Perold sought to combine the best qualities of both varietals, highlighting the heartier qualities of Cinsault and the elegant, ethereal ones of Pinot Noir. These grapes are from a farm in the hills northwest of Clanwilliam, known for red sa ... 


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2015 Beaumont Pinotage Bot River South Africa

92 points James Suckling: "Blueberries, violets, orange peel and citrus. Medium to full body, lovely tangy acidity and a taut, tight finish." (06/2018) K&L Notes: With almost no other wine region in the world producing this unique varietal, South Africa has forged the way in the polarizing world of Pinotage. A genetic cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsault, it was created in South Africa in 1925 by Abraham Izak Perold, the first Professor of Viticulture at Stellenbosch University. Perold sought to combine the best qualities of both varietals, highlighting th ... 


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2014 Warwick Estate "Old Bush Vines" Pinotage Stellenbosch

Vinous: "Good medium red. Moderate aromatic interest to the aromas of berries, licorice, spices and woodsmoke. Sweeter on the palate than the nose suggests, but with sound acidity and dusty tannins giving the berry flavors good grip and extending the finish. A solid modern-style Pinotage without quite the complexity or expansiveness for an outstanding rating. (ST)" (05/2017) Wine Spectator: "This delivers a nice blast of dark cherry, plum and blackberry fruit flavors laced with a dark licorice note and carried by nice brambly tannins that give the fini ... 


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2017 David & Nadia 'Skaliekop' Chenin Blanc Swartland

91 points Vinous: "The 2017 Skaliekop Chenin Blanc comes from shale veins on the foothills of Paardeberg Mountain. It has an intense bouquet that is probably a bit Marmite, given such a potent flor-like aroma infusing the stone fruit scents. The palate is very well balanced with a crisp line of acidity, notes of pear and lemongrass, and a little yeastiness toward the nutty, smoky finish. Very fine, but not for everyone. Drinking window: 2019-2029 (NM)" (08/2018) K&L Notes: From a single vineyard (planted in 1985), shale (skalie) rich hill (kop) in the ... 


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VN 91

2017 Raats "Original" Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch

91 points James Suckling: "A fresh and vivid white with sliced white peaches, apples and cream. Medium body, fresh acidity and a dry, focused finish. Screw cap. Drink now. " (06/2018) Wine Spectator: "Plump and friendly, with a mix of yellow apple, white ginger and chamomile notes backed by a juicy, unadorned finish. Drink now through 2019. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. (JM, Web Only-2018)"


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JS 91

2017 De Wetshof "Bon Vallon" Chardonnay Robertson

92 points Vinous: "The 2017 Bon Vallon Chardonnay comes from gravelly soils and saw no wood contact. It has an attractive bouquet with scents of white peach, guava and yellow flowers. The palate is well balanced with a fresh citrus opening and very fine tension and penetration. Green apple, grapefruit and light peachy notes appear toward the focused finish. Excellent. (NM)" (08/2018) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Lovely yellow apple, white peach and honeysuckle notes have weight but stay pure, with a long, verbena-infused finish, kissed by sweetened butte ... 


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2015 Delaire Graff Estate "Botmaskop" Stellenbosch

Delaire Graff Estate is situated in Stellenbosch in the heart of South Africa’s most historic and prestigious wine region. Founded by Simon van der Stel in 1679, Simon brought a sound knowledge of viticulture, the art of wine making – fostering a tradition that has grown from strength to strength through the centuries. In 1982 John Platter, well known wine writer, bought Delaire, then known as Avontuur. Looking at the magnificent view, he decided to rename the farm Delaire Estate, meaning “From the Sky”. Laurence Graff, Chairman of Graff Diamonds Interna ... 


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2017 Kloof Street (Mullineux Family Wines) Chenin Blanc Swartland South Africa

Vinous: "The 2017 Kloof Street Chenin Blanc was tank-fermented and matured in 10% in neutral oak. It has a rich, almost honeyed bouquet of marmalade and quince. The palate is well balanced with a slightly viscous entry, good acidity and honey and bitter lemon on the finish. This is a very fine Chenin and a great value. (NM)" (08/2018) Wine Spectator: "Ripe and forward, with a mix of yellow apple, honeysuckle and shortbread notes. A light butter thread shows on the open-knit finish. (JM)" (08/2018) K&L Notes: Winery note: "The Kloof Street Chenin Bla ... 


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2016 Kloof Street (Mullineux Family Wines) Red Rhône Blend Swartland South Africa

90 points Wine Spectator: "Features juicy energy, with a mix of bitter cherry, blood orange and raspberry coulis flavors. Light tea and mineral notes score the finish. Drink now through 2019. (JM)" (08/2018) K&L Notes: Grapes for Kloof Street Swartland Rouge come from up to eight sustainably farmed vineyard parcels in different parts of the Swartland, from vines aged 12-40 years. The blend changes each vintage depending on the character that best displays the classic Swartland style. The grapes are 75% destemmed and 25% whole-cluster pressed, and then ... 


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WS 90

2016 Mullineux Family Wines "Granite" Chenin Blanc Swartland South Africa

94 points James Suckling: "This is extremely complex on the nose with aromas of sliced dried apples and peaches. Hints of honey. Full body, layered and powerful yet dry and focused. Such composure and focus." (06/2018) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Very juicy, with a bright mix of green fig, green almond, pear and yellow apple notes liberally laced with verbena and chamomile accents that keep this bright and fresh through the fairly plump-textured finish. (JM)" (06/2018) 91 points Vinous: "The 2016 Granite Chenin Blanc saw no new oak in order to articul ... 


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2017 Raats "Old Vine" Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch

93 points Decanter: "Impressive value from this Chenin Blanc-focussed winery, combining oaked and unoaked portions. Beeswax and spices are complemented by notes of aniseed, citrus and an undertone of nectarine sweetness. (TA)"


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DC 93

2017 Crystallum "Peter Max" Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Walker Bay

90 points Vinous: "The 2017 Peter Max Pinot Noir includes 40% whole cluster fruit and spent four weeks on the skins, with around 15% new oak. It has a fragrant, very well defined bouquet of raspberry, red cherry and a touch of black currant leaf, all very precise and focused. The palate is well balanced with gently grippy tannin and a little strict at the moment; perhaps it just needs a little more flesh on the finish. But it has an infectious sense of energy and impressive length. (NM)" (08/2018) K&L Notes: Crystallum is an awesome project from “youn ... 


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VN 90

2012 Sadie Family "Columella" Swartland Red Regional Blend

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Columella is a blend of 76% Syrah, 17% Mourvedre and 7% Grenache from the Swartland and Paardeberg area, hand-sorted and fermented in 2,000-liter open wooden fermenters and raised in barriques (10% new) for 12 months then one year in oval foudres. It has a very well-defined bouquet that repays time in the glass: wild strawberry and bilberry, cloves and white pepper, distant sea spray scents. The palate is medium-bodied with taut tannins, crisp acidity, superb backbone and real 'authority' on the finish. ... 


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2016 Sadie Family "Palladius" Swartland White Regional Blend

93 points Vinous: "The 2016 Palladius comes from 17 different vineyards and was fermented in clay amphora and concrete egg and aged for first year, then racked and aged for additional year in old foudres prior to bottling. It has a well defined bouquet, quite neutral in style but blossoming with aeration to reveal hints of lanolin and melted candle wax. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, touches of curry leaf and spice and orange peel. A long tail on the finish of white pepper and sage completes this wonderful Palladius. (NM)" (08/2018) 93 ... 


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VN 93 WS 93

2015 David & Nadia Grenache Paardeberg Swartland

92 points Vinous: "(a small quantity of Syrah skins was used during fermentation for color stability; vinified with about 40% whole clusters): Juicy, firm and delineated but with compelling insinuating sweetness to the candied red fruit, spice and rose petal flavors. As brisk and fresh as the 2014 bottling: wonderfully penetrating, floral Grenache with a rising finish featuring a firm dusting of fine-grained tannins. Sexy, vibrant wine--and just 13.5% alcohol. (ST)" (05/2017) Jancis Robinson: "Pale - very pale - ruby. Very sweet, almost strawberry jam, ... 


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ST 92 VN 92

Graham Beck Sparkling Wine South Africa

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Brut, which carries six grams per liter of residual sugar and was disgorged December 2016, is an equal blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It has a fresh lime and sea spray bouquet, well defined with a light honeysuckle aroma. The palate is well balanced with citrus peel on the entry. It might not be as persistent as other South African MCCs, but it is bounding with freshness and delivers a tangy orange-pith finish. How how many champagnes can you get change from with a twenty dollar bill? (NM)" (04/2017) Vinous: ... 


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2014 Meerlust "Rubicon" Red Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch South Africa

90 points Wine Spectator: "Mature, with polished edges to the mix of coffee, tobacco, steeped black currant and warm fig paste flavors. Light loam and savory hints add range on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2020. (JM)" (02/2018) Jancis Robinson: "Good restraint here, with classic cassis fruit and a dark liquorice and aniseed character on the palate. High but fine tannin. Enough fruit at its core to age well. Finishes with a faint rubber character. 17/20 points. (RH)" (09/2017) K&L Notes: Wi ... 


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WS 90

2015 Meerlust "Rubicon" Red Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch South Africa

Winery notes: "67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot. The 2014 Rubicon displays the restraint and elegance of the cooler vintage. Still showing a very deep, youthful colour, and intense almost purple hue. Beautifully perfumed and floral nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness. A typical liquorice note and stony minerality also evident on the nose. Still youthful and intense, promising further maturation potential. The palate is medium bodied, structured by beautifully sleek, ripe tannins which r ... 


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2017 De Wetshof "Limestone Hill - Unoaked" Chardonnay Robertson

90 points Decanter: "Family-owned De Wetshof have developed a reputation for their Chardonnays over the years. It's a variety that loves limestone soils, and this wine is made from vines grown in soils with the highest limestone content of the entire estate, along with heavy clays that help to retain moisture. The result is a richly tropical wine, with a fresh, saline acidity and a hint of wild herbs. Delicious! (JB)" (09/2017) Wine Spectator: "Plump and enticing, with a mix of star fruit, pear, and green and yellow apple fruit flavors caressed by a li ... 


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DC 90

2016 FRAM Chenin Blanc Citrusdal Mountain

Vinous: "The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, and more Chenin in texture than in flavor, offering subtle mandarin and peach skin notes toward the pithy finish. This should drink well over the next five years. (NM)" (08/2018) K&L Notes: Thinus Krüger, CEO / President / Winemaker / Grape crusher / Sole employee of FRAM, brings us these remarkable "wines of exploration." I recently tasted these with Pascal Schildt, the small specialist South African importer who brings us these wines, and I was truly blown away by the quality, purity, and depth ... 


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2016 Savage "White" Western Cape

92 points Wine Spectator: "An alluring brioche note underscores the core of lemon curd, honeysuckle and white peach flavors, lingering through the finish. Drink now. (JM)" (04/2018)


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WS 92

2016 Beeslaar Pinotage Stellenbosch

We dare you to try this wine and then say you don't like Pinotage! This is next level stuff from Abrie Beeslaar proving that Pinotage deserves a place amongst the more commonly admired "noble" grapes of the world. It shows what this varietal can do when planted in the right places, looked after with care and attention and crafted with expertise.


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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2017 Sadie Family Old Vine Series "Pofadder" Cinsault Swartland South Africa

95 points Vinous: "The 2017 Pofadder is pure Cinsault fermented in concrete tanks and conical foudres for 12 months. It has a clean, precise bouquet of tart red cherries, black currant leaf and a touch of chai tea. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, crisp acidity, gentle grip and a slightly brittle-textured but very penetrating, beautifully defined finish. I agree with Eben that this is one of the most elegant Pofadder I have tasted. (NM)" (08/2018) 92 points Wine Spectator: "A graceful red, featuring a subtle start that opens up to raspbe ... 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $64.99 Add To Cart
VN 95 WS 92

2016 Diemersfontein Pinotage Wellington

With almost no other wine region in the world producing this unique varietal, South Africa has forged the way in the polarizing world of Pinotage. A genetic cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsault, it was created in South Africa in 1925 by Abraham Izak Perold, the first Professor of Viticulture at Stellenbosch University. Perold sought to combine the best qualities of both varietals, highlighting the heartier qualities of Cinsault and the elegant, ethereal ones of Pinot Noir. Production and quality of Pinotage bottlings have grown exponentially since it was fi ... 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

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