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2018 Glenelly, Lady May, Stellenbosch 6x75cl

RP95+
"Mainly Cabernet Sauvignon with 3% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and the remainder Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Lady May is firm and red-fruited with a broad yet compact frame. Medium to full-bodied, the wine... is generous and juicy on the palate with a robust frame. It is slightly shy in its cocoon phase and should reemerge in about five years and remain a stoic and epic South African red blend for decades to come. This is what you want in your cellar. 2028-2050". 95+ pts., Anthony Mueller, www.robertparker.com
£174 / Case£29 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Raats, MR Mvemve Raats Compostella, Stellenbosch 6x75cl

GS98
“Never made with exactly the same blend in any two vintages, the 2020 is a classic Cape Bordeaux assemblage of Total production of only 1,000 x 6. The wine displays a real intensity in the glass... with a ruby red rim and a red / black plum heart. The aromatics are vibrant and fabulously perfumed, bursting from the glass with expressive notes of red and black berry fruits, black currant, raspberry, red and black cherry, before notes of earthy blueberry emerge with suggestions of pressed violets, lavender, sweet sandalwood, star anise and graphite spice. On the palate, the vintage’s regal elegance emerges with exhilarating acids framing the plush opulent red and black berry fruits, saline cassis, tart red cherry and a blueberry confectionary generosity. Tasting the wine with Bruwer Raats, inevitable comparisons were made to the iconic 2017 MR, with both wines sharing a beautifully bright acid freshness and a weightless concentration of pure berry fruits with only the slightest suggestion of vanilla oak spice. This really is a wine with a mixed palette of colours, flavours and fruits and the most seamlessly elegant, finessed velvety tannins. Following on from the 2018 blockbuster, with no 2019 MR produced, this 2020 is a bold, enchanting, characterful wine full of precision that trumpets the return of this incredible benchmark Cape classic. A breath taking wine on so many levels. Drink from 2024 to 2045+. 98 points Greg Sherwood MW
£315 / Case£52.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2019 Kanonkop, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch 6x75cl

"The Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 displays aromas of blackberry, cassis, and blueberry combine with tobacco, cedar, and oak spice to create a complex bouquet. On the palate, concentrated black... fruit is supported by oak spice, roasted nuts, and a trace of fragrant fynbos. The tannins are robust, yet well-integrated and interwoven." Kanonkop Estate
£175 / Case£29.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2017 Sadie Family, Palladius, Swartland 6x75cl

WS95
"Palladius 2017 displays the magnitude of layers that is to be expected from a blend of 11 varietals across 17 vineyards, but unlike the previous two vintages there are more fresh fruit flavours and... the stone fruit and peach skin aromas almost suggest a cooler vintage… this is in part the result of us picking slightly earlier than usual to try and save plant reserves for the vines to deal with the drought. This wine normally has more tropical aromas, but this year there is none of that to be found. Some white cassis and green apple skin make up a very restrained version with salty, mineral and slight honey and lime undertones. This Palladius spends its first year of ageing in clay amphorae and concrete eggs and then an additional year of ageing of the final blend in big oak casks." - The Sadie Family tasting notes
£595 / Case£99.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 Sadie Family, Palladius, Swartland 1x75cl

WS95
"Palladius 2017 displays the magnitude of layers that is to be expected from a blend of 11 varietals across 17 vineyards, but unlike the previous two vintages there are more fresh fruit flavours and... the stone fruit and peach skin aromas almost suggest a cooler vintage… this is in part the result of us picking slightly earlier than usual to try and save plant reserves for the vines to deal with the drought. This wine normally has more tropical aromas, but this year there is none of that to be found. Some white cassis and green apple skin make up a very restrained version with salty, mineral and slight honey and lime undertones. This Palladius spends its first year of ageing in clay amphorae and concrete eggs and then an additional year of ageing of the final blend in big oak casks." - The Sadie Family tasting notes
£99 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Boekenhoutskloof, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch 6x75cl

JR17.5TA95
"Made with ‘deliberate austerity’ suggests founder winemaker Marc Kent. But it still shows rich, ripe pure Cabernet fruit, chewy tannins but already on the way to smooth. Generous and fresh. A... hint of chocolate. The freshness of Cabernet Franc sings on the finish. Gorgeously structured but also generous in fruit. Excellent balance between those two aspects of the wine. The little bit of residual sugar does not show (not to me). Compared with the Franschhoek 2020 Cabernet, I would say this has the edge in freshness and slightly more refined tannins." 17.5 pts., Julia Harding MW. jancisrobinson.com
£170 / Case£28.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Boekenhoutskloof, Cabernet Sauvignon, Franschhoek 6x75cl

JR17+TA95
"Deep crimson, pure and fragrant. Firm, deep, pure cassis Cabernet: intensity allied to freshness. Refined. There's a hint of chocolate but also a light leafy fragrance. Deep and chewy on the finish.... Power without heaviness. Rich and long. Needs time for the tannins to slim down but the fruit is gorgeous in this big style. A suggestion of dark-chocolate at the very end." 17+ pts., Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com
£170 / Case£28.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 Klein Constantia, Vin De Constance, Constantia 3x150cl

JR18
"Lustrous mid gold. Dried apricot, orange blossom and citrus peels on the nose, suffused with nutmeg, clove and coffee cream, and an earthy, spicy, saffron-like note. Richly sweet and unctuously... textured, but with a streak of acidity that balances beautifully, and gives a preserved grapefruit and lemon flavour. Fantastic length." 18 pts., Tim Jackson MW, jancisrobinson.com
£375 / Case£125 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

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

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