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2016 Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

2016 Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

The 2016 Vin de Constance is matured in 50% French acacia oak, Hungarian oak and regular French oak, and 50% in French foudres. This has more delineation and precision on the nose compared to the previous vintage, offering acacia honey, quince, saffron and touches of elderflower in the background. The palate is very well balanced with fine precision, a killer line of acidity and disarming purity toward a finish that lingers in the mouth. Stunning. Drink 2024-2060. Rated 97. - Neal Martin, vinous.com November, 2019

$75.00 the bottle  $382.50 the case of 6



2019 Excelsior Chardonnay Robertson

2019 Excelsior Chardonnay Robertson

Excelsior’s vineyards are characterized by limestone-rich calcareous clay soils, ideal for producing fine wine. All estate fruit, a portion of the Chardonnay also comes from broken shale, which gives the wine a stone fruit character. The vines range in age from 4-21 years and enjoy cool afternoon breezes that sweep through the Robertson Valley in the summer, providing a kind of natural air-conditioning in the vineyards on hot days. The grapes were hand harvested in the cool, early mornings, at ripeness levels of 23 to 24½° Brix. Fully 3⁄4 of the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the fresh citrus flavors. The remaining 1⁄4 was fermented and aged in French oak, which lends a subtle toasty nuance. Both portions were aged on their lees for three months. Bright yellow-gold in color with fresh Chardonnay aromas suggestive of green apple and citrus blossom with just a hint of toast; nicely rounded on the tongue with a crisp citrusy freshness of flavor and subtle minerality both satisfying and refreshing; and, as always from Excelsior, exceptional value, too.

$7.99 the bottle  $81.48 the case



2018 Indaba Chenin Blanc Western Cape

2018 Indaba Chenin Blanc Western Cape

Chenin Blanc is South Africa’s most widely planted varietal and the Cape’s signature white wine, once referred to more simply as Steen. Indaba Chenin Blanc is produce of 100% sustainably-farmed Chenin Blanc fruit sourced from select vineyard sites in Swartland, Paarl, Stellenbosch, Durbanville, Robertson and McGregor, and characterized by soils (some of the oldest soils in the world) of Table Mountain sandstone, decomposed Dolomite granite, shale and red Karoo clay. The vines range in age from 6 to 36+ years old, more than half of which are low-yielding dry-farmed bush vines. Shimmering platinum/yellow with glints of green in color; fresh, tempting produce-section aromas suggesting melon, kiwi and myriad orchard fruits; tactile on the tongue, well-rounded, supple, slippery, almost gulpable and so completely delicious. Makes one feel good, too — Indaba gives back from its profits to the communities from which it sources. And, do take note of the value here.

$7.99 the bottle  $81.48 the case



2019 Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon Robertson

2019 Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon Robertson

Ruby red in color with lovely aromas suggestive of cassis and violet, fleshy ripe grape and earth; medium-bodied, crisp and compelling, invigorating even with mouthwatering Cabernet berry fruit and balancing fresh acidity, nice polished palate feel and soft chalky tannins; holds it shape on the tongue, at once both fresh and vibrant, toothsome and satisfying. And, by all means, note the price. This is simply superb value in Cabernet Sauvignon!

$7.99 the bottle  $81.48 the case


All bottles are 750ml in size and all cases are of 12/750ml bottles unless otherwise indicated. All orders subject to confirmation. All wines subject to prior sale.


More South African White Wine

Pack Size Vintage Producer Key Producer Description Bottle
6 750 2014 Alheit Alheit Chenin Blanc Radio Lazarus Stellenbosch $100.00
12 750 2019 Excelsior Excelsior Chardonnay $7.99
12 750 2019 Indaba Indaba Chenin Blanc Western Cape $7.99
6 750 2016 Klein Constantia Klein Constantia Vin de Constance $75.00
12 750 2019 Mulderbosch Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch $13.75
6 750 2017 Mullineux & Leeu Family Vineyards Mullineux & Leeu Family Vineyards Chenin Blanc Granite Swartland $87.50
12 750 2018 Raats Raats Chenin Blanc Original Unwooded $14.99
6 750 2016 Sadie Family Wines Sadie Family Wines Palladius White Blend $100.00

All orders subject to confirmation. All wines subject to prior sale.


More South African Red Wine

Pack Size Vintage Producer Key Producer Description Bottle
12 750 2019 Excelsior Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon $7.99
6 750 2016 Reserve № 1 Reserve № 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Paarl $22.50
6 750 2015 Reserve № 1 Reserve № 1 Pinotage Western Cape $22.50
6 750 2018 Rhino Run, The The Rhino Run Red Blend Ian Player Robertson $12.50
12 750 2017 Ridgeback Ridgeback Cabernet Franc Paarl $21.25
6 750 2015 Mullineux & Leeu Family Vineyards Mullineux & Leeu Family Vineyards Syrah Roundstone Schist $130.00
12 750 2015 Mvemve Raats Mvemve Raats MR de Compostella Stellenbosch $85.00
6 750 2016 Sadie Family Wines Sadie Family Wines Columella Syrah Mourvedre Cinsault Grenache Tinta Barocca $125.00
6 750 2015 Strandveld Vineyards Strandveld Vineyards Red Blend The Navigator Cape Agulhas $27.50

All orders subject to confirmation. All wines subject to prior sale.

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