New Releases

2013 La Côte aux Enfants Champagne, Bollinger White | Sparkling

This cuvée made its first appearance with the 2012 vintage. It is the only Bollinger Champagne sourced from a single plot, grand cru La Côte aux Enfants in the village Aÿ. It’s a steep-sided 4 hectare vineyard established by Jacques Bollinger between 1926 and 1934. This historic piece of land has two defining features: the south slope, which had been vinified as a still red wine (coteaux champenois), and the north-west slope, which was previously used exclusively to blend into La Grande Année Rosé. Now these Pinot Noir vines have emerged as a source of a hugely exciting single vineyard vintage Champagne, revealing Bollinger’s knack for making a vinous, Burgundian style of sumptuous Champagne. The wine was fermented in oak barrels and aged for 7 years on its lees.

Ready: 2023 - 2040
2020 Syrah, Mullineux, Swartland Dry | Red | Still

A long, cool vintage has brought an impressive iteration of this much-loved wine. Notes of Fynbos and tapenade, and then a tense and stony finish. This is very intense, slightly austere, with impressive tannins. It will age wonderfully.

Ready: 2023 - 2037
2021 Granite Syrah, Mullineux, Swartland Dry | Red | Still

From Jakkalsfontein farm, now owned by Adi Badenhorst. Lots of purity and focus, they’ve worked with this block since 2005. Very delicate and fresh on the finish, with lots of floral character.

Young: 2026 - 2045
2021 Schist Syrah, Mullineux, Swartland Dry | Red | Still

So much perfume on this, from their own Roundstone farm. There’s a lot of herbal complexity, as well as ripe black cherries, and a meatiness. This is classic Schist Syrah: so complex and with a ton of definition.

Young: 2026 - 2045
2021 Iron Syrah, Mullineux, Swartland Dry | Red | Still

This is like a blend between the granite and schist syrahs. There’s a ripeness to the fruit, with notes of cherry and dark bramble. But there’s also a tension and intensity to the acidity, which keeps it all in balance, and very long indeed. There’s so much volume here: a very impressive wine.

Young: 2026 - 2045
2021 Leeu Passant Cabernet Sauvignon, Mullineux, Stellenbosch Dry | Red | Still

From 2 blocks on the Helderberg, this is from 28 to 25 year old vines. There’s a core of blackcurrents, that are crunchy and refined. This is smoky and peppery, with lots of complexity on the finish. A delicious Stellenbosch Cabernet.

Ready: 2024 - 2040
2021 Porseleinberg Syrah, Swartland Dry | Red | Still | 14%

The 2021 Porseleinberg is remarkable. Intense and structured, with notes of tapenade and of white pepper, it's the structure that is particularly impressive. Notes of wild flowers and a core of dark fruit hold the wine together, while the minerality on the finish points to a very long future ahead.

Young: 2027 - 2049
2022 Old Vines White, Mullineux & Leeu Dry | White | Still

A blend of 75% Chenin Blanc, with 5% Semillon Gris from a vineyard planted in 1960, as well as Grenache Blanc, Verdelho, and Viognier, this is a saline, phenolic wine, that’s very fine boned with incredible tension. Textural and long, this will age brilliantly.

Ready: 2023 - 2037
2022 Granite Chenin Blanc, Mullineux & Leeu Dry | White | Still

From the Eikerlan vineyard on the Paardeberg, one of the highest altitude spots here, this is incredibly focussed and mineral, with notes of lemon pith and anis. So intense, precise, and long.

Young: 2024 - 2040
2022 Schist Chenin Blanc, Mullineux, Swartland Dry | White | Still

From the Mullineux’s own vineyard on the Paardeberg, this has a breadth and density. There’s extra phenolic intensity here, from the thicker skins, and that brings a grippiness and a more yellow fruited character. More intense.

Young: 2024 - 2040

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