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Chateau Lamothe-Vincent Bordeaux Superieur “Libertae” No added Sulphur
With 75% rich, supple, smooth Merlot backed-up by (frankly rare) Malbec this sulphur-free addition to The Lamothe-Vincent range yet again breaks new ground.
First of all it’s just simply a really good claret! But the work needed to allow a fine wine to show its best without the addition of any SO2 at all is a testament to the skills of the winemaker and the philosophy whch runs through the Chateau from top to bottom.Red BlendsFrance2021750 ml14%+
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Chateau Lamothe-Vincent Bordeaux Superieur Heritage Red
The classic Bordeaux blend, of course, is Cabernet/Merlot, and here we have a classic indeed, but with 80% Merlot. Very St-Emilion-esque! Multiple-Gold-Medal winner, this “Heritage” cuvee has been aged in French oak barrels for 12 months and is quite simply as typical a claret as you could wish for at a very affordable price. Drink now to 2025.
MerlotBig & Robust RedsFrance2018750 ml14%+
“The Inspector General” from The Treaty Port Estate China
From a vineyard established in 2005 on the Shandong peninsula by Chris Ruffle comes this classic Bordeaux blend, aged in french oak barrels and displaying ripe, dark fruits and a hint of vanilla oak. No surprise that Chateau Lafite chose to make their first Chinese wine, Long Dai 2017, from neigbouring fields! Chris’s vines are older, of course, and 2014 was an excellent vintage. This is a limited release of 5000 bottles.Red BlendsOakey RedsChina2014750 ml13-13.5%
Laurent Miquel Chateau Cazal Viel Vieilles Vignes
Classic Languedoc blend of old vines Syrah for the grip and colour and fruit, Grenache for fruit and Mourvedre for perfume. It’s big and dark and 15% alc. A year in 2 and 3 year old oak barrels to soften it out so it’s both great with food or on its own. 91 Parker Points. Drink now to 2025Red BlendsBig & Robust RedsFrance2017750 ml14%+
Dogliani La Fusina
100% Dolcetto grape variety at its most expressive here from the Dogliani DOCG. Deeply coloured, perfumed of dark cherries, brooding and soft. Not a variety to be aged in oak in my opinion and this one isn’t.Other Single Varietal RedRich & Fruity RedsItaly2019750 ml13-13.5%
Sanguinhal Estate Touriga Nacional Portuguese Red
Single Estate red from 100% Touriga Nacional grapes. I did taste the various blends at this quality level, but my personal taste was for this pure indigenous varietal which reeks of Portugal. Lovely deep, rich colour. An almost perfumed nose and a soft, smooth palate. Jolly nice!Other Single Varietal RedRich & Fruity RedsPortugal750 ml13-13.5%
Excelsior San Louis Shiraz
In 1979 San Louis fell ill, stopped eating and grew tremendously weak. His grave was dug, but as he was being led to it, the decision was made to try and treat him for a little longer. Seven months later he had recovered completely. On 7 February 1981 San Louis won the 1600m Guineas horse race, one of South Africa’s most prestigious races.
This vineyard is situated on deep, calcareous soils that allow deep root penetration. This enables the vineyard to withstand heat and drought.
This wine has an explosive nose of chocolate, espresso, fruitcake, and sweet oak spice. The palate is rich and very soft, with ripe flavours of black cherries and a long rich aftertaste.Shiraz/SyrahOakey RedsSouth Africa2019750 ml13-13.5%
Excelsior Gondolier Merlot
This Merlot pays homage to Gondolier, one of the most renowned thoroughbred racehorses bred at Excelsior. Six months after receiving extensive physiotherapy on an injury to his hind leg that had left him completely lame, Gondolier won the 1985 Durban July, South Africa’s most prestigious horse race. Today Gondolier is regarded as one of the legends of South African horse racing.
This Merlot comes from vines planted on calcareous soils and represent the best Merlot produced on Excelsior.
Deep ruby red colour with a black core. This wine is medium to full-bodied with aromas of blackcurrants, chocolate and earth. The wine has rich but exceptionally soft tannins and a long finish.MerlotSoft & Smooth RedsSouth Africa2018750 ml14%+
Excelsior Evanthius Cabernet Sauvignon
This Cabernet Sauvignon pays homage to Evanthuis, a Hackney horse that was imported by Excelsior in 1913. This Hackney sire was a champion in Britain and America, winning first prize four times at the London Hackney show and in New York, in the days when the Hackney was the king of the world. He went on to win many titles in South Africa, including that of Rosebank’s Champion Stallion.
This Cabernet comes from the oldest vines on the farm. They were planted in 1988 in the best calcareous soils.
Deep ruby red colour with a black core. This wine is full-bodied with aromas of blackcurrants, chocolate and cedar. The wine has rich, but soft tannins and a long finish.Cabernet SauvignonBig & Robust RedsSouth Africa2017750 ml14%+
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