Limited Release Chenin Blanc 2020

Marc S

Rosen from the ashes; great chenin blanc — 3 months ago


Pinot Noir 2018

A beautiful transparent deep red. Doesn’t give too much away on the nose, but in the mouth this offers is obviously pinot with both red and black fruit flavours, nicely in balance with a hint of aniseed spiceyness toward the end. Decent — 2 years ago

Ata Rangi

Lismore Martinborough Pinot Gris 2016

Mid yellow in colour. Aromatics of Pear , raw ginger, musk and honeysuckle. Barb also saw a a burnt toffee note. On the palate a medium to full bodied spicy textural White which shows sweetness and low acid - no need to cellar further. Great match with a spicy Chilli and garlic smoked Cod because of the wine’s concentration of flavour. Easy to like. A crowd pleaser without the negative vibes that term sometimes connotates. — 3 years ago

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South Coast Chardonnay 2017

Samantha O’Keefe’s reputation stretches well beyond the Cape where she makes her world-class wines, wines which have garnered high praise from the likes of Jancis Robinson, Neal Martin, and others. Though she produces single varietal wines from a variety of grapes, it’s her Syrah and Chardonnay that have attracted the most attention. It’s my first time trying one, so how does the 2017 Chardonnay stack up? Holy heck, it’s good.

There’s an intoxicating kaleidoscope of aromas on the nose, replete with marzipan, vanilla, burnt butter, baked apple and orange marmalade, with a sweet scent that’s hard to put into words. It’s heaven in a glass. The palate, meanwhile, is simply everything you could want from Chardonnay - anywhere in the world. It’s immediately ripe with perfect harmony between fruit and acid, both generous, both gorgeous, with a finish that doesn’t quit. If I’d tasted this blind and been told it was a premier cru Puligny from a top producer, I’d understand - and be thrilled. But it isn’t. And all power to it. Samantha has a reserve bottling of the Chardonnay, two of which from 2017 I have in the cellar. Boy, I’ll try hard not to open those!
— 5 months ago

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Wow, I should look this one up.
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Honestly @Severn Goodwin - do try! Great value, too.

Lismore Estate Vineyards

The Age of Grace Viognier 2017

A bit boozy but good clarity and detail. — 4 years ago


Cape South Coast Syrah 2015

really tasty South African Syrah from a new-school producer--a bit of funk up too and a whole lot more going on beneath. — 6 years ago

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Estate Reserve Syrah 2018

Deep purple, sweet black currant and blackberry, good length and balance. More noticeably new world than the last bottle. Only 12.5%. A touch less impressed this time around for some reason but still looking forward to watching this age. — 2 years ago

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Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2017

Matchstick and mango w a dried fruit piquancy cc Dyer — 2 years ago

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Lismore Estate Vineyards

Greyton Chardonnay 2015

Kypsän persikkainen, paksu suutuntuma, täyteläinen, hienostuneen tamminen, runsaan mineraalinen, tasapainoisen hapokas. — 5 years ago


Greyton Syrah 2014

Thrilling. Really. — 7 years ago

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