Our association with Thelema goes back to 1995. They were the first of the original new wave in Stellenbosch to plant and produce beautiful fresh pure wines. We've always loved what they do and have shipped from them many times. Some years ago they had the foresight to plant in Elgin, as well, which is now emerging as a world-class region for Chardonnay. This is amazing Chardonnay for the price.
From the winner of the best young winemaker in Burgundy. “A treasure trove”… ‘Readers disowning white Burgundy because of prices…should really stock up on these wines” Neal Martin. Peaches and cream with a hint of nutmeg and orange flower water. Soft; gentle; inviting. The palate is a joyous mix of generous ripe, fleshy, white fruits – peach and nectarine, with hints of spice and Chantilly cream, all held tight with a perfectly balanced lemon sorbet acidity, that grips and checks that fleshiness, providing a racy, mineral freshness. It’s a beautifully poised Burgundy. Perfect for a lobster, scallops, roast chicken… or just sitting in the sun on with a bottle and good friends. 13% drink now – 2018
Often I find that all of the wine I buy is to lay down for 10-20 years which is fabulous but what to drink now? Well this wine is definitely the answer to your problem - even if it is a very nice problem to have! Bright and fruity, Red Claw are Australian producer Yabby Lake's 'drink now' range of delicious wines made entirely from their grapes and with their signature care and attention. Citrus and stone fruit steal the show with the subtlest of oak spice adding complexity. And if that isn't enough to convince you, Victoria Moore marked the 2014 out as a 'benchmark for contemporary Aussie chard' with the 2015 being no exception!
From the ever-brilliant husband-wife team of Brendon and Kirstyn Keys at BK Wines, we bring you a new Chardonnay offering. BK do not own any of their own vineyard sites, but instead they rent acreage from local landowners. The name of this wine is inspired by the vineyard proprietor himself, because he only has one... well, we're sure you can figure it out yourselves!
A sumptuous Chardonnay from Langhe with some soft toast, honeydew melon and a fine, textured palate.
I don't think we can really shout loudly enough about how much we love this wine. One of the most exciting Australian Chardonnays we have ever tasted.
This is stunning Chardonnay. " Acts a lot like a wine from Ramonet (the great Burgundy producer)" 93pts, Stephen Tanzer. Minuscule quantities.
The devil (or at least the incredible flavour) really is in the detail with this wine. Hand picking, minimal intervention, natural fermentation in oak barrels and naturation on the lees keep the grapefruit and floral citrus nose while giving the wine a bit more to shout about on the beautifully rounded palate. With 96 points from James Halliday this is a go to wine for purity, minerality and most importantly quality!
These are stunners - If you love white Burgundy you must try these
They have the character and structure of some of the hottest producers in Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. These are no 'poor man's Montrachet', which is the tag sometimes given to the overachieving producers of the less famous regions (appelations such as Rully, Santenay and Montagny); these are the real deal.
These are stunners - if you love white Burgundy you must try the wines from Thibert.
Antonio Galloni: ‘It is quite conceivable that within a few years the Sandhi Chardonnays and Pinots could become reference point, benchmark wines for Santa Barbara, and California, for that matter’
Everything you could want from a Meursault. Incredibly enjoyable now, but has the potential for another 7-10 years of ageing.
Textbook nose of buttery vanillins, wet stone after rain, stoned fruits and dried grapefruit. There is exhilarating tension on the palate - traverses the tightrope between roundness and vibrant energy with elegance and poise. Textured, almost fleshy, with grip and pristine salinity on the finish. Opens up to become full and mellow - a touch more restrained. Exciting without overblown showiness.
Winemaker Taras Ochota explains the name, saying it is taken from 'the back of my 1960s bass amp I used in my misspent youth playing in punk bands.
It was such a simple less-is-more image which represents going back to basics, no fancy stuff, just old-school winemaking from an insane Basket Range vineyard.
We had the good fortune to try a bottle of this last week. It is absolutely gorgeous. Sometimes with white Burgundy at this price you wonder if it's worth it. Drinking this is like falling into a bed of the finest goose down pillows. You feel enveloped in luxury.
Antonio Galloni: “In my mind, Ramey is one of the top wineries in the United States.”
This 2013 is beautifully structured and taut, with textured fruit and enervating acidity. The potential for aging is tremendous, with much to give over the next 8-10 years. 14.5% abv.
"Mendoza clone grapes are hand-picked, pressed directly into French puncheons for a wild ferment and maturation (without mlf) for 10 months. It is an exquisitely balanced wine, grapefruit and almond kernel to the fore, the finish of great length. 97 points" - James Halliday
'Less defined than the Pucelles – big and rich and blossomy. Long and one of the most powerful 2007s I have seen. Creamy and honeyed – very Corton Charlemagne. Much more extract and nerve than most.' 18/20 Jancis Robinson
Utterly gorgeous. The texture of fruit is amazing for a sparkling wine - be it top white burgundy or luxury Champagne. The fruit flavour is so ripe and delicious. It is absolutely top tier fizz.
Exquisitely beautiful Grand Cru Champagne made from 100% Chardonnay from Mesnil sur Oger and Oger. The fruit is taken only from the 'heart of the cuvee', that's to say the most luxurious part of the fruit that comes from the pressing. The luxury Champagne is aged in wooden barrels. It is absolutely amazing with a lovely texture. It's excellent with sushi as an aperitif and served with a fish course.