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 […]

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 – […]

Druk My Niet C68 Chenin Blanc 2021

Sourced from two blocks of old vines planted in 1962 and 1968 respectively, this barrel-fermented Chenin offers great concentration and complexity. On the nose, it shows bright notes of peach, ripe banana and orange blossom. The palate is layered with poached quince and bright acidity leading to a creamy mid-palate and finishing with warm brioche. […]

Ridgeback His Master’s Choice Signature C 2018

Beautifully wrought Bordeaux blend, 2018 has lower (58%) cab franc with merlot, cab & petit verdot. Poised & subtly layered, with earthy graphite minerality, cocoa-threaded black cherry & currant fruit, gentle oak spice (half new barriques). Score – 95. (Platter’s South African Wine Guide, 2023) Release DateAugust 3, 2023 Alcohol/Vol14.5% Made InPaarl, South Africa Sugar Content3 g/L VarietalCabernet […]