Thörle Saulheim Spätburgunder Kalkstein 2020

What a staggering fragrance of amarena cherries and summer flowers! For a village wine the concentration and vibrancy are breathtaking on the barely medium-bodied palate. Such an energy and purity at the very long finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. Score – 95. (, Nov. 10, 2022) Alcohol/Vol 12% Made In Rheinhessen, Germany […]

Storm Ignis Pinot Noir 2020

The single-vineyard pinots treated identically in cellar (but for slight variances in 30% new oak) to express terroir; here light-structured decomposed granite of Upper Hemel-en-Aarde. The more piquant & mineral, bayleaf-nuanced 2020’s raspberry & cranberry generosity wraps a firm frame, acid tension & oystershell length promise minimum decade ageing. Score – 95. (Platter’s South African […]

Las Invernadas Cabernet Sauvignon

Blackcurrant, tar and spice aromas follow through to a medium body with integrated tannins and a juicy finish. Some tar and spice in the aftertaste. Shows plenty of cabernet character. Drink or hold. Screw cap. Alcohol/Vol13.5% Made InArgentina Sugar Content3 g/L $14.95

Storm Vrede Pinot Noir

Now into its tenth vintage – where did the last decade go? – this is a brilliant Pinot Noir that builds complexity in the glass. Opulent, spicy and perfumed, with rose petal and violet aromas, fine acidity, considerable underlying grip, savoury tannins and ageing potential and subtle 25% new oak. Drink date: 2022-2029. Score – […]

Tesch Unplugged Riesling Trocken 2021

The 2021 Riesling Unplugged offers a deep, pure and substantial nose with remarkable complexity and stony expression. Lush and round on the palate, this is an intense, saline and balanced dry Riesling with good phenol grip and fine citrus fruit bitters. The 2021 is seriously structured and shows intense and juicy fruit with stimulating grip. […]