From Boekenhoutskloof Winery in Franschhoek, South Africa, we bring you the new vintage of Chocolate Block. This shipment is expected to sell out, and quickly, so don't "think about it".... The nose is a compote of dark fruit with an abundance of perfume and savoury whiffs of cured meat, black olives and cigar box.
*ARRIVES DECEMBER 2020* This wine honours long-time Shafer Winemaker Elias Fernandez and his relentless pursuit of quality. 86% Syrah, 14% Petite Sirah from a small ridgetop site along the Vaca Mountains, just south of Stags Leap District. It is aged for 30 months in 100% new French barrels (Troncais & Allier).
*ARRIVES DECEMBER 2020* 62% Merlot, 22% Malbec and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Yountville and a vineyard in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains, just south of Stags Leap District. Aged for 20 months in a combination of Allier and Troncais barrels (100% new).
Lourens River Valley is Morgenster’s second wine, made (like the Grand Vin) with French consultant, Pierre Lurton. This is a very fine, Merlot and Cabernet Franc dominated red with smooth, nuanced tannins, notes of cut grass and graphite and stylish oak. 93pts Tim Atkin, MW
Albariño from a prestigious region of Galicia, tropical on the nose, with pineapple and passion fruit balanced by flowers and a juicy mouthful of apricot and mango.
Food Matching: It pairs perfectly with mussels, squid, octopus, also risottos and marinated or spiced fish.
A fresh bouquet of peach and apricot leading to a rich and full palate with a hint of lemony acidity. Clean and well balanced with a dry, concentrated finish.
Food Matching: From the Rais Baixas in northern Spain, this Albarino pairs brilliantly with local seafood fare. Locals try it with spiced Octopus Pinxtos.
BORDEAUX 2020 En PRIMEUR - DELIVERY June 2022. Gorgeous Saint Emilion Cru from Château Mangot. The Todeschini brothers (Karl and Yann) work hard to make, every year, a truly compelling wine which sheds a different light on Bordeaux, and is well worth your consideration.
BORDEAUX 2020 En PRIMEUR - DELIVERY June 2022. PRICES IN BOND. 91-92/100 Points. "Lots of blackberry and black olive with a salty undertone. It’s medium-to full-bodied and firm with quite a velvety texture to the tannins and a good finish." James Suckling
An attractive, brilliant, dark ruby colour. Wild red berry fruit aromas mingle with notes of cherry stones, with pepper and spices coming through. Smooth, velvety tannins on the palate with a pleasant tang which in the finish provides length of flavour and amazing sapidity.
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc