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2021 Alheit Vineyards, Cartology Bushvines, Western Cape 6x75cl

VM95
"The 2021 Cartology is a worthy follow-up to the 2020. It unfurls gradually on the nose with honeysuckle and light yellow plum and mirabelle scents, a mineral undertow that stealthily gains... prominence. The palate is very well balanced with just a killer line of acidity; Nashi pear and yellow plum commingle towards a resinous finish. After 10 minutes, it really beginning to fire on all cylinders - another magnificent Cartology. Superb." 95 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£162 / Case£27 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 Paul Cluver, Seven Flags Chardonnay, Elgin 6x75cl

VM93
"The 2017 Seven Flags Chardonnay was matured in French oak barrels for nine months using 31% new oak, the rest second- and third-fill. The nose is a little more closed than the Estate Chardonnay at... this early juncture, although there is a brooding intensity here. This is well defined, displaying hints of dried honey and white peach with aeration. The palate is fresh and crisp with hints of Golden Delicious and orange peel, the oak very well integrated and with an almost Meursault-like, nutty finish. Give this two or three years in bottle. Excellent. " 93 pts, Neal Martin, www.vinous.com
£280 / Case£46.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2019 Taaibosch, Crescendo 6x75cl

VM93
"The 2019 Crescendo is a Cabernet Franc-based blend (65%) from 20-year-old vines or older, matured for 12 months in French oak then another year in foudres and concrete. That Cabernet Franc drives... the aromatics with wild strawberry, blackberry, cooked meat and brown spices, touches of bell pepper emerging with time. The palate is well balanced with a slightly grainy texture, quite linear and redolent of a decent Saint-Emilion, exhibiting impressive weight and grip on the finish. Excellent." 93 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£115 / Case£19.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

NV Glenelly, Lady May, Stellenbosch Mixed Case 10.11.12 6x75cl

Estate-packed mixed 6-bottle wooden case containing 2 bottles each of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 vintages Glenelly Estate Mixed Case (2 bottles each of 2010, 2011 and 2012 vintages) 2010 - 93 pts www.decanter.com 2011 - 95pts Tim Atkin MW 2012 - 95pts Tim Atkin MW
£185 / Case£30.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2016 Glenelly, Lady May, Stellenbosch 6x75cl

GS94-95
"The 2016 blend throws a particularly dark, opaque red/black colour in the glass. Dark and foreboding but also ever so inviting at the same time. The aromatics are quite defined with perhaps the... Cabernet Franc component currently punching way above its weight of 6% with seductive notes of freshly shaved cedar lead pencil spice, graphite, iron filings, iodine and the now hallmark Lady May character of dark, black, menthol cassis and peppermint crisp milk chocolate nuances. The palate is wonderfully suave and sleek, creamy and mouth coating with an accessibility and generosity of black and blueberry fruits that is very comforting and familiar. But just when you think the mouthfeel is all about silky tannins and fleshy black fruit concentration, the delicious tangy acids kick in to land this Hercules of a wine cleanly and effortlessly on the runway without even a hiccup. Like so many 2016 super-premium Cape Bordeaux blends from Stellenbosch, this wine thrills, seduces the senses and certainly impresses for the vintage. Drink from release or cellar for 10 to 15 years".94-95pts, Greg Sherwood MW, winemag.co.za
£165 / Case£27.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2019 Klein Constantia, Vin De Constance, Constantia 6x50cl

VM97
"The 2019 Vin de Constance... has an understated nose, almost Sauternes-like even if it does not contain an ounce of botrytis. Subtle nutty aromas percolate through the wild honey and quince scents,... wax resin and lanolin. The palate is medium-bodied and very pure. Disarmingly fine acidity, it is slightly Germanic towards the finish. with a hint of lemongrass lingering on the aftertaste. This is a superb Vin de Constance under the tenure of Matt Day that is a step closer to what you might confusingly call a non-sweet dessert wine." 97 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£270 / Case£45 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2017 Kanonkop, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch 6x75cl

VM92
£180 per case of 6 bottles IB "The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon has a glorious, feisty bouquet of blackberry, wild strawberry and cassis aromas that burst from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with... supple tannins, a silky-smooth texture and a cohesive, polished finish that is irresistible. Simply a top-class Cabernet Sauvignon." 92 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£180 / Case£30 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2017 Kanonkop, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch 6x75cl

VM92
£180 per case of 6 bottles IB "The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon has a glorious, feisty bouquet of blackberry, wild strawberry and cassis aromas that burst from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with... supple tannins, a silky-smooth texture and a cohesive, polished finish that is irresistible. Simply a top-class Cabernet Sauvignon." 92 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£180 / Case£30 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2015 Kanonkop, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch 6x75cl

£210 / Case£35 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate