Bordeaux 2020
2020 is the third in a trilogy of outstanding vintages for the region. View the wines as soon as they’re released here.

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2020 Cinsault 'Geronimo', Lukas van Loggerenberg

Dry | Red | Still | 13%

For Lukas, a good glass of Cinsaut should be like jumping into weightlessness, shouting Geronimo. This comes predominantly from 40+ year old vines on the Helderberg, and is one of our favourite Cinsauts from South Africa. Floral and fine, with citrus lift and real salinity, it's an absolute beauty. Slightly chilled, it's ready to go right away - but it will surely age brilliantly, too.

Young: 2021 - 2030

2020 Cabernet Franc 'Breton', Lukas van Loggerenberg

Dry | Red | Still | 13%

Lukas is a huge fan of Loire Cabernet Franc, and the Breton is definitely more in this style than most examples from the country. The 2020 is perfumed, with notes of violets and a minty lift, while the palate is silky, saline, and very long indeed. It's from the Polkedraai, from the estate where Lukas lives, and the wine is the hidden gem of his range. Not to be missed.

Young: 2023 - 2034

2020 Chenin Blanc 'Trust Your Gut', Lukas van Loggerenberg

Dry | White | Still | 13%

The 2020 Trust your gut is absolutely gorgeous. Floral, perfumed and wonderfully lifted, there's a core of grapefruit and elderflower, as well as greengage and yellow plum, and then leesy complexity on the palate. There's such drive on the finish, from the Paardeberg fruit, and then a peacock's tail of flavours emerges. Remarkable, and for this price a must-buy.

Ready: 2021 - 2034

2019 Titolo Aglianico del Vulture, Elena Fucci, Basilicata

Dry | Red | Still

The 2019 Titolo shows its volcanic origins beautifully. Notes of baked earth and petrichor swirl from the glass, with a core of ripe plums, and hints of blood orange, too. This is so complex. The palate is silky and savoury, with a saline thread running through, making you salicate. What a brilliantly poised, refined wine: an absolute stunner from Elena Fucci.

Young: 2022 - 2042

2020 Château Guillot-Clauzel, Pomerol

Dry | Red | Still

The 2020 Guillot-Clauzel is a stunning Pomerol from a property that's well worth seeking out. Ripe yet finely judged, it's pure Pomerol through and through. But with quantities well down, this will be short supply.

Young: 2026 - 2047

2020 Syrah 'Graft', Lukas van Loggerenberg

Dry | Red | Still | 13.5%

The 2020 Graft, Syrah from the Polkedraai, is a wonderfully pure, peppery expression of Syrah. There's high-toned fruit that's lifted and floral, and then there's silky tannins and plenty of freshly ground pepper on the finish. Really suave and cool, this is one of SA's best Syrahs.

Young: 2023 - 2034

2020 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Cru Classé Pauillac

Dry | Red | Still

The 2020 GPL is a gorgeous wine. Notes of blackcurrent and wild flowers spring from the glass, while the palate is stony yet silky, with incredible tension yet richness of fruit. This seems to get better and better every year. A must buy.

Young: 2026 - 2048

N/V Cuvée 744, Jacquesson

White | Sparkling | 12.5%

Jacquesson's 744 is the floral, saline, and deceptively long iteration of their classic non-vintage blend, with the 2016 vintage at its heart. It is dry and incisive, with the mousse tightly wrapped around a lemon slice core of grippy acidity and concentrated, precise length. It is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the finest villages of the Montagne de Reims (Aÿ, Hautvillers and Dizy) and the Côte des Blancs (Avize and Oiry). A miniscule dosage of 0.75g/l is superbly integrated with the fruit and textural body of the wine. The 744 shows the sheer quality of fruit integral to the Jacquesson style.

Ready: 2021 - 2031

2019 Connect The Dots Syrah, Minimalist Wines, Sam Lambson

Dry | Red | Still

The 2019 Connect the Dots comes from 3 different sites - 2 in Elgin, that have subsequently been ripped out, and one in Stellenbosch, on the Helderberg. The wine is whole bunch fermented, and has lift and pepper spice, and a really beguiling texture. This is a real beauty.

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