Cool climate origins are apparent in the nettle and pea pod notes which vie with granadilla on the nose. The palate is deliciously crisp, tangy and succulent. Grapefruit flavour with a zippy lemon skin and a subtle pea nuance. Taut and genuinely thrilling with vivid acidity and a lightly smoky lees element. Adding to the complexity is distinct minerality presenting river pebble and slate interest. Well-structured and long lasting.
An attractive whiff of elderflower underpins a rich, bold sundried fruit melange of mango, pineapple, peach and apricot. The palate more than delivers what the nose promises: rich, rounded and multi-dimensional. That ripe tropical fruitiness is balanced by fresh acidity making for a poised mouthful overall. There is a gentle note of freshly-squeezed orange and an alluring creaminess to the palate. Ample vibrancy, life and poise ends with a long, memorable tail.
Complex nose of fynbos, nettles and buchu. Distinctly herbaceous but not overpoweringly so; it’s tempered by a twist of citrus zest with grapefruit being most prominent. The palate is zingy and alive in a thrilling way; zippy, lively, fresh with vivid grapefruit flavour but then a more considered leesy, citrus pith element is ushered in. The wine then becomes more serious and structured but remains beautifully etched and finely delineated. Complex and engaging with acidity, fruit and lees in perfect harmony. There is a touch of beeswax on the long tail which hints at greater complexity to come – given time. A wine that is good now but which will reward patience and careful cellaring.
Bold but refined nose of orange marmalade on freshly buttered toast. Complex and tempting. Rounded, ripe, full-bodied and creamy, the palate is elegance personified. The first impression is of kumquat or orange marmalade complemented by sumptuous vanilla. This wine presents a textured mouthful which is serious, refined, poised and rich. The restraint in both oaking and fruit ripeness is impressive and delivers great overall harmony. Delightfully long finish which lingers long after the wine is gone.
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.
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.
Typical stone fruit of peach and nectarine, a light hint of citrus zest and gentle floral perfume on the nose. Bright, tangy vivacity on the palate which offsets the ripe, fleshy yet succulent stone fruit flavours. Rounded and rich but focussed yet precise courtesy of the acidity. The palate is harmonious and integrated with subtle oak creaminess. The finish is elegant and textured with a long, weighty 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.
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.
Gentle herbaceous base note of dried lavender underpins more typical fynbos, blue and black fruit on the nose. A structured, elegant yet powerful wine, the palate delivers black cherry, plum and dried herb flavours with a subtle punctuation of black pepper. Layered and complex, the ripe fruit is both succulent and beautifully integrated with the oak, which adds a light, dry tannin frame. The finish is long and refined.
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.
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.