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Tim Atkin MW South Africa 2016 Report Offer

For a number of years Tim Atkin MW has devoted time to the wines, wineries, and winemakers of South Africa as he has seen the spiralling growth and quality of the wines. It is a report that many in the wine trade look for as he consistently manages to pick out some of the very finest wines from this beautiful wine landscape.

Below is a selection of Tim's Wines of The Year and they really do showcase the incredibly high quality winemaking we are seeing in South Africa.

We are doing offers on the wines by the 6 or 12 bottle case. All wines are available by the bottle and if you order 12 mixed bottles we will take 10% off the bill (manually)

ďThe South African wine landscape is vast and diverse. We have come a long way and made good progress during the last 10 years in producing quality and expressing the South African terroir. This progress shows in some of our wines. Tim Atkin seems to have the ability to pick these wines and put a value to them - wines that speak of our land and our people. Wines that can only come from here. He travels on roads wide and far and speaks to winemakers, vineyard workers, viticulturists and as such has won our respect. We value his input and his report. Ē Rosa Kruger, South Africaís leading vineyard manager.

Crystallum 'Mabalel' Pinot Noir 2015

South Africa

"The last picked of Peter-Allan Finlaysonís Pinots, this sees less whole bunch fermentation
than his other cuvťes because of its green stems. Itís a sappy, floral, pomegranate and
raspberry fruity style showing subtle oak integration, delightful purity and elegance and the
freshness and focus of cool climate Elandskloof. Drink: 2017-24" 95pts Tim Atkin MW

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Newton Johnson 'Family Vineyards' Pinot Noir 2015

South Africa

"A combination of Windansea (50%), Mrs M (30%) and Block 6 (20%), this is always more than the sum of its parts, a brilliant expression of the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Floral, complex and well balanced, with some clover spice from 20% whole bunches, sweet red berry fruit and a long, savoury, complex finish. Drink: 2016-21" 96pts Tim Atkin MW

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Patatsfontein Chenin Blanc 2015

South Africa

A delicious follow up to the maiden 2014, which was my discovery of the year in last yearís report, this comes from isolated Montagu and is grown at over 500 metres. More focused than the 2014, itís a very complex, vigorous Chenin, unfurling flavours of clove and pepper spice, subtle oak, stony minerality, baking spices and green apple. Drink: 2016-20

A delicious follow up to the maiden 2014, which was my discovery of the year in last yearís report, this comes from isolated Montagu and is grown at over 500 metres. More focused than the 2014, itís a very complex, vigorous Chenin, unfurling flavours of clove and pepper spice, subtle oak, stony minerality, baking spices and green apple. Drink: 2016-20

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Porseleinberg Syrah 2014

South Africa

Platter's South African Wine Guide 2017 5* Wine
"Porseleinberg is one of the greatest Syrah sites in the southern hemisphere. The vines are still young, but this brutal vineyard produces wines of incredible intensity and focus. Entirely whole bunch fermented and aged in foudres, this is slightly more forward than some recent releases, but still needs time. Fynbos, dark berry fruit, blood and stony minerality combine on the palate. Drink: 2018-26" 96 pts Tim Atkin MW

Platter's South African Wine Guide 2017 5* Wine
"Porseleinberg is one of the greatest Syrah sites in the southern hemisphere. The vines are still young, but this brutal vineyard produces wines of incredible intensity and focus. Entirely whole bunch fermented and aged in foudres, this is slightly more forward than some recent releases, but still needs time. Fynbos, dark berry fruit, blood and stony minerality combine on the palate. Drink: 2018-26" 96 pts Tim Atkin MW

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Rall Grenache Blanc 2015

South Africa

"Given the track record of the winemaker and the source of the dry farmed fruit at 600
metres, you just knew this wine would be a revelation. Combining partial skin fermentation,
as well as some concrete eggs, itís a herbal, tangy white showing the grapeís remarkable
acidity and notes of dried herbs and citrus zest. Drink: 2016-21" 95pts Tim Atkin MW

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Rall Red Blend Syrah-Grenache 2014

South Africa

"Blending Syrah with 25% Grenache (the highest percentage yet in this award-winning blend), this partially whole bunch fermented, deeply coloured red is another stellar release from Donovan Rall. Hugely aromatic stuff, with iodine, liquorice and blackberry flavours and a long, mineral finish. Drink: 2016-24" 95pts Tim Atkin MW

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Rall White Blend 2015

South Africa

"Since its first vintage in 2008 (we are all getting old!) this has established itself as a
benchmark Mediterranean Cape blend. Marrying Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Verdelho and
Viognier, itís a magical wine, with none of the varieties dominating the blend. Focused, saline and stylishly oaked, with a mineral undertow and a subtle, leesy texture. Drink: 2016-21" 95pts Tim Atkin MW

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Reyneke Reserve Red 2013

South Africa

"Like the 2012, this is another pure Syrah from the Reyneke team, fermented with 40% whole bunches and aged in second fill French oak. Itís a remarkably spicy wine, with notes of stem ginger and white pepper, flavours of tapenade and fresh pastry and a wild, savoury finish. Complex stuff. Drink: 2016-22" 95pts Tim Atkin MW

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Reyneke Reserve White 2014

South Africa

"Reynekeís so-called Reserve White is always made entirely from Sauvignon Blanc, sourced
from a single vineyard and fermented in 80% new oak. Itís a rich, spicy, concentrated wine
with subtle vanilla, celery and toast and shimmering, mouth-watering acidity.
Drink: 2016-20" 95pts Tim Atkin MW

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Tokara 'Director's Reserve' 2012

South Africa

"For my money, this is the best Directorís Reserve yet from Tokara, and thatís saying
something. Blending Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Petit Verdot and a soupÁon of
Cabernet Franc itís dense and deeply coloured, with scented oak, velvety tannins and a plush core of cassis, graphite and green herbs. A majestic wine. Drink: 2018-28" 96pts Tim Atkin MW

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Tokara 'Director's Reserve' 2014

South Africa

"Even in a tricky vintage like 2014, this stands out as one of the best Bordeaux-style white blends in South Africa. Combining Sauvignon Blanc with 31% Semillon, itís like a Cape version of a top Pessac-Lťognan, with subtle toast and beeswax, a herbal undertone and pithy grapefruity flavours. Drink: 2016-20" 95pts Tim Atkin MW

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Winelist last updated: 25/02/2017 18:47:42

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