Richly seductive with its mélange of black fruits, spice, tobacco leaf, and a captivating floral hint on the nose. Those same opulent berry compote notes are apparent in the mouth: raspberry, blue, and black berries with some violets and nutty spice reminiscent of toasted pecans and hazelnuts. Taut, focused, and reflective of an excellent vintage, the wine has yet to unfurl and show its true colours. It's harmonious, graceful, and richly textured, with a lovely oak platform, but it'll benefit from more aging to reveal its full complexity. Long, impactful, and memorable flavour.
Complex bouquet of black berry fruits, rich fruitcake, tobacco, herbs and even a subtle note of violets. The palate is superbly refined, elegant and poised with the rounded rich black cherry-, plum- and cassis notes countered by spice, cedar and deeper leather and tobacco leaf/cigar box flavours. Powerful but restrained. The oak is effortlessly integrated and supports the fruit harmoniously. Complex, long and richly rewarding. An aristocrat of a wine.
Enveloping rich fruitcake aromatics with a hint of charcuterie alongside spice. The flavours are bold. Inky, deep, dark and dense blue and black fruit with a dry, spicy oak grip that the grape variety is noted for. Powerful yet restrained, the oak is unmistakeably prominent but balanced by the concentration of the ripe dark berry flavours. Structured with dry tannin grip and a long, rich tail. Not for the fainthearted.
The nose is complex, with a typical herbaceous undertone, spicy notes, cocoa powder and graphite, and dark fruitcake notes. On the palate, the same rich dark chocolate, fruitcake, and cedar flavors, as well as tomato plant flavors, are present. The wine has a comforting and enveloping texture. It is long, sleek, and refined, with dry, fine tannins that show a good use of oak. It's as composed and assured structurally, with none of the layered elements dominating. At the end, the blackberry fruit is ripe and succulent.
Seductive bouquet of blue and black berry compote with a gentle herb and violet sheen backed by a subtle earthy note. The palate is sensual, sleek and supple initially before a muscular oak grip announces itself. Those same blue and black berries and plum fruits are apparent, along with a spicy cedar and light vanilla nuance and herbaceous and earthy undertone. Overall, it’s cohesive and structured with everything in place but there’s a notable brooding muscularity and restrained power with sufficient freshness to balance, which bodes well for maturation. Harmonious and long.
The nose is immediately alluring with floral delicacy, cassis and spicy Christmas cake aromatics. A mélange of black berry fruit with spice, tobacco leaf and cedar flavours are immediately apparent on the rounded, silky, smooth palate. Layered and rich, there is a sensation of leashed power with a supple muscularity apparent in the seamlessly integrated oak and fruit balance. Classic, refined and rewarding, the wine is elegant, harmonious and long.
Tempting herb notes overlay riper plum and berry fruit aromas. In the mouth hedgerow fruit or berries and plum flavours are joined by deeper, darker inky nuances of cocoa and cedar. A deceptively soft textured palate also shows intensity with spice and earthiness and some powerful muscularity from time in oak. The tannins are integrated and add structure and grip as well as a dry, oak element to the long fruited tail. Complex and delightful, will benefit from further ageing.
Gentle wax sheen on the blueberry, plum, and fynbos nose. Supple, rounded, and soft, with mouthwatering flavours of spicy and blueberries. Graphite, ink, and cocoa powder flavours combine to create a mouthful that is both complex and satisfying. The oak is beautifully integrated and provides structure without overpowering the juicy fruit and allows for a long lingering finish on this sophisticated wine.
Instant seduction of violet, blackberry, cherry, cocoa, spice and fruitcake perfume. Black Forest gateau in one whiff. Those same ripe and rich flavours are found in the mouth which is soft, rounded, plush and embracing – but with a dry tail. Supple, textured and elegant it offers up concentration, structure as well as a velvety appeal. Layered, nuanced, cohesive and rewarding.
Violet, blackberry, cherry, cocoa, spice, and fruit-cake scents instantly seduce. In a single whiff, classic Black Forest gateau. The mouth is soft, rounded, velvety, and loving with a dry tail with the same ripe and rich flavors. It is supple, textured, and elegant, offering focus, structure, and a velvety appeal. Layered, complex, cohesive, and satisfying.
Bright pale yellow with a green tinge. Clean and refreshing aromas of grapefruit, lemon rind and lime on the nose, with enticing hints of pear, fennel and green pepper. The palate is delicate and refined, with flavours of grapefruit, lime and cucumber elegantly supported by a lively, mineral acidity and creamy texture. Distinct salinity and dry citrus pith flavours linger in a long, lip smacking tail. A complex, focused and precise wine which although already delightful, will reward with careful cellaring and age with distinction.
Vanilla spice, lemon cream biscuits and a bright citrus tang can befound on the nose. That same citrus vivacity – in the form of Seville and blood orange flavours – are apparent on the palate. Deliciously succulent and juicy but with the most polished and beautifully knit oak frame adding body and weight on the palate. Harmonious, polished and svelte, the mouthful is a mélange of citrus, vanilla, cream and a light dusting of spice which is so tasty and appealing, all the way to its long, defined finish.
Subtle whiffs of orange blossom, lime zest, vanilla cream and a light biscuit note are apparent on both the nose and the palate. Flavours of rich, ripe orange cream are balanced by the zingy freshness of bright acidity and citrus zest notes while providing a supportive platform for the fruit flavours to dance elegantly and effortlessly upon, the creamy, nutty oak which is superbly integrated. A refined, balanced and poised wine which drinks well now but will reward patience in cellaring.
A subtle perfume nuance overlays the typical peach, nectarine fruit aromas along with a hint of hot, baked earth. Fresh, lively entry to the mouth, the wine is crisp and rewarding. It then continues to evolve, revealing creamy lees and oak notes which support and cradle the stone fruit and citrus typicity. Lovely mouthfeel. The harmony of the various elements is impressive
Aromas of ripe peach, apricot, nectarine and rich sun-dried pineapple, lightly drizzled with honey – yet restrained. The palate is something of a surprise in its bright, vibrant, tangy succulence – backed by abundant stone fruit flavour as promised on the nose. It is refined with a gentle, delicate creamy brush of oak. Impressive depth and complexity with lovely interplay of fruit, oak and fresh, lively acidity which adds so much lightness and enjoyment. Rounded and long, but remains enticing and light to the end.
Crunchy dried autumn leaves, vanilla biscuit and roasted stone fruit fragrance. Those nectarine, peach and apricot notes translate to the palate – rich, ripe and fleshy although it remains and elegant, dry and refined mouthful.. Acidity counterbalances that ripeness and warmth and there’s a pleasant chalky grip too. Complex, structured with delightful mouthfeel and texture. Beautiful integration of oak makes for a long, layered but sophisticated wine.
Quince, poached peach and a whiff of vanilla on the nose. The palate is fresh, offering up the peach and quince fruitiness but with a lovely lime tang and vibrance. All of that is offset against a gentle background of creamy oak – which is subtly but beautifully integrated with charming vanilla and butterscotch notes. Textured and long, nothing Is overplayed with impressive harmony, palate weight and genuine refinement. Rewarding aftertaste.
Subtle mint and eucalyptus edge to bold black cherry and soft dark berry fruit aroma. Christmas cake, packed with rich black fruits, spice, cinnamon and cedar can be found on the palate. Soft textured and velvety with a distinct plushness and ease, the oak harmonizes well with the fruit profile, supporting it seamlessly. Superbly representative of another great vintage, it boasts a long, rewarding finish.
Mixed spice mingles with dark plum punctuated by whiffs of leather on the nose. The palate follows through with interesting flavours of clove and savoury smokiness. The palate delights with a soft and focused tannin structure and lingering after taste.
Ample plum and baked red stone fruit with a subtle hint of meat and smoke on the nose. The textured palate is supple, lithe and pliable with a melange of plum and black fruits livened by a vibrant spicy pepperiness. The oak is well knit and seamless, contributing structure and body with its fine, dry tannin but a good line of acid adds freshness. Smooth, ripe, confident and refined with a long tail.
Tempting aromas of dried lavender, violet and fynbos with tendrils of spice alongside ripe black cherry, plum and blueberry fruit. Those same blue and black fruit flavours are found on the focussed, complex palate. Simultaneously spicy and succulent but balanced with fine, dry tannin. Taut with good restraint. Very composed and sleek with grip and a delightful rich, earthy tail.
Sneeuwkrans Pinot noir presents with a perfumed floral nose, cherry blossom, ripe plum and raspberry aromatics. In typical Pinot Noir character, it displays approachability with complexity and subtle nuance, while remaining succulent and generous. There is a guile and mystery to this wine. Broad and laidback on entry, it offers bright red fruits but then also subtler, earthy, deep forest floor intensity. Silky, refined and pliable, with a powerful core and backbone from integrated oak. Poised and long rewarding.
Trademark vivid black cherry, blueberry and spice aromas with a hint of autumn leaf and graphite. Complex but light. That same deftness and complexity is apparent in the mouth: flavours of cocoa, turned earth or forest floor with spiced black berry fruit. Soft textured and velvety with gentle tannin squeeze and an undertone of power and depth. A nuanced, poised wine which is simultaneously ethereal and brooding. Good body, balance and length.
A mix of ripe, dark blue and black berries and plum fruit, brushed with spice and herbs. Succulent entry to the mouth with immediate plump, plush blueberry and plum. That rounded berry vibrance makes way for a squeeze of chalky tannin and dry oak grip which balances the fruit well. Lovely inky licorice adds intrigue. Suave, genteel and elegant with a glossy, smoothly varnished long farewell.
The wine announces with an eye catching vigorous bubble. Typical yeast and cracker biscuit notes on the nose with lively citrus rind and a briny, maritime nuance is also apparent. The palate succeeds in being both refreshingly vibrant and simultaneously dry. Bright effervescence with creamy lees richness from its time in the bottle, with distinct brioche and sourdough toast notes vying with lively grapefruit and citrus flavours. Elegant, restrained, taut and thrilling, it’s beautifully poised yet equally flamboyant and exuberant! A gentle nutty note lingers on the long tail.
Fine, vigorous bubbles deliver sourdough, citrus and bright and fresh lemon aromatics. The palate is both zesty, lively and tangy with initial lemon and grapefruit vibrancy morphing into a broad, creamy mouthful. Lovely interplay of zingy green apple vitality and rich, toasty flavours. The mouth filling leesy notes harmonise beautifully with the acidity. Rounded and rewarding.
Coral pink hue with a vigorous stream of fine bubbles. Bold strawberry and red berry fruit on the nose. There’s more of this in the mouth – with cherry, strawberry and bold red fruit on entry. The fresh, zesty lemon and citrus zip of acidity adds succulence to the mouthful. A broader creaminess then develops with signature toast and biscuit notes. Balanced and harmonious, the wine is well structured, long and complex but refreshing and vibrant throughout.
Subtle coral and partridge eye hue. Consistent stream of delicate bubbles. Complex nose of citrus zest – naartjie and tangerine – underpinned by toast and red cherries with a briny, maritime nuance. Rich, rounded and full palate with brioche, yeast and baked biscuit notes, all perfectly counterbalanced by a vibrant tang of tangerine and succulent red cherry appeal. Delightful twist of dry, chalky grip. Crisp and refreshing with a defined yet richly rewarding mouthful. Lovely long aftertaste reflective of both a good vintage and well judged time on lees during secondary fermentation.
A mesmerising stream of fine bubbles can be found in the glass. Bold maritime breeze, brine and salt-laden sea air whiffs on the nose. Cream cracker and lemon zest too. The palate offers up big tangy citrus flavours with vibrant zest immediately noticeable. Clean, fresh and vital. A richer, creamier biscuit and lees element then comes to the fore, indicative of the complexity, refinement and layers of flavour. Harmonious, statuesque and beautifully structured, this wine has fantastic length and presence on the palate. Long farewell with a distinct lime marmalade on toast note.
Pale lemon colour, bright and clear, with a hypnotic steady stream of vigorous, fine bubbles. The nose offers up subtle orange blossom with marmalade and oyster shell nuances mingling with baked sourdough bread. Vibrant, energetic fizz with grapefruit, lemon and lime vivacity in the mouth. A trace of salinity is present too, adding to the enjoyment of the crunchy zip and vitality. It then segues into a richer, creamier, genteel and silky smooth mouthful of lees, toast and baked bread tinged with a twist of citrus zest. The maritime notes of briny sea air and oyster shell are present too. Succulent and fresh but also taut, crisp and dry. Lovely tension and restraint but with power and generosity too. Seamless integration and marvelous refinement and persistence of flavour.
An appealing wine, from its pale coral colour to its strawberry- and peach aromatics. In the mouth it is simultaneously light, bright and vivacious while also being gentle. There is a lovely subtle, understated interplay between the red fruit notes of strawberry and raspberry and the fresh acidity which adds crisp life. The delicious tang and juiciness is balanced by a structured mid-palate and defined tail. Ideal for summer.
Enticing aromas of ripe plum and cherry are enhanced by a subtle spice and cedar element. The palate boasts more of the same: plump black cherries with ripe plum and an exciting lifted spicy lift. A gentle squeeze of wood tannin and a cedar note adds interest. The wine is rounded, supple and comforting in texture, all the way to a long, rich finish.
Light yet appealing subtle lemon leaf nuance to a bouquet of stonefruit and nectarine. Vivacious and lively palate which offers up vivid nectarine flavour along with a tangy yet crisp citrus element. Refreshing and succulent with good body and length. Perfect for balmy and hot summer days.
The palate is at first restrained before revealing juicy red plums and ripe cherries brushed with peppery spice. Layers of fruit are intertwined with cedar and oak tannin, which is well integrated and poised. The wine appears light, but with time, it gradually reveals its refined depths. Rewardingly long aftertaste.
Appealing stonefruit aromas with a gentle lemon zest edge. The palate is appropriately fruity – with more nectarine, apricot, quince and touch of ripe honeyed sweetness to balance the vibrant, fresh acidity. Succulent and refreshing with a tasty citrus pith note that lends texture. Long finish.
Light citrus, stone fruit and a gentle peach aroma on the nose. The palate continues that subtlety with enticing ripe orange an d stone fruit flavours. It is succulent and appealing courtesy of lively, fresh acidity. A richer, broader lees note then unfurls but overall it remains vivid and dynamic . A wine ideal for summertime enjoyment.
Instant appeal of citrus, stonefruit and granadilla aromas. That continues in the mouth with vivacious lemon and grapefruit flavours to go with the more tropical nectarine and granadilla. Refreshing and juicy with bright acidity, the fruit counters that well and there’s lovely body and mouthfeel to the wine. Rounded, rewarding and long lived.
Stonefruit, nectarine and a light hint of lemon on the nose. Bright, tangy and light in the mouth with both nectarine and gentle melon flavours. The Acidity adds distinct freshness and a touch of lemon vivacity balanced by a leesy breadth. Easy to enjoy and eminently quaffable, this wine is ideal for summer.
Abundant cherry and strawberry appeal add to the lightly floral and citrus nuanced nose. Intense flavours of raspberry, cherry and strawberries presents on the palate. Lively, succulent and fresh but with a gentle and well-rounded body. As with the nose, there’s a light citrus – pink grapefruit – nuance which adds to the overall appeal. Lovely long lingering tail.
Subtle coral hue. Abundant red berry fruit on the nose with dusty raspberry, cherry and a light berry perfume. The same berry vibrancy can be found in the mouth. The palate is juicy, succulent and packed with plum, red cherry, raspberry and strawberry but all well balanced and structured. This wine has an appealing dryness and texture, finishing with a long tail.
Seductive dark berry compote with attractive spicy highlights on the nose. Rounded, plush and appealing on entry, delivering what the nose promised: plum, mulberry, cherry and blackberry fruit sprinkled with spice. Soft textured and velvety smooth, the wine has a good frame and backbone. Beautifully poised and integrated, the flavours linger on a long, rewarding finish. Packed with appeal by good structure and body.
Instant charm of fruitcake and Christmas pudding; black fruits, spice galore and light brush of herbs on the nose. Gently rounded and supple upon entry, further adds to its attraction. The spicy plum, black berries and cherry of the nose are echoed on the palate too. Delicious and succulent but structured too with a good backbone. Silky smooth in texture, it has a gentle satiny grip with a long, rewarding tail.
An abundance of red and purple fruit on the nose with hints of spice and lavender. The pallet presents with fynbos character and bright berry flavours, rounded by a touch of oak. Elegant yet firm tannins with good medium body. Wine finishes with subtle flinty and smokey characteristics.
A beautiful light brown colour. Ripe apricot, peach and fudge, caramel aromas which mingle with hints of leather and creamy toffee. So appealing Silky smooth and gently textured, the same flavours come through on the palate: ripe peach and apricot uit notes with cookie dough, fudge and caramel nuances. There’s a depth of flavour and complexity to this spirit but a lightness too. Not at all harsh and truly rewarding with its long, rich finish.
Rich caramel-gold colour. Mellow whiffs of baked apple with tarte tatin spice highlights and just a delicate hint of flowers and macadamia nuts which entice on the nose. The palate is suitably spirituous with apple strudel-, marzipan-, caramel- and baked biscuit-flavours. Pleasant balance and gentle rich praline notes which linger for ages.
Pure, unadulterated heady litchi perfume! No Ersatz essence notes whatsoever. Light potpourri whiff adds dimension and depth to the nose. The same holds true for the flavour. Undoubtedly distilled litchi spirit, it’s tropically fruity with an almost Turkish Delight exoticism. It’s smooth and gentle without any harsh spirit bite or aggression. The spirit lingers long in the mouth, finishing dry yet leaving a beautiful distinct flavour memory.