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Platter's 5* South African Wines 2017

Platter's South African Wine Guide 2017
This is South Africa's most respected wine guide and the results announced on October 31st were eagerly anticipated by the wineries and consumers. We have a number of 5* wines and a couple of the Wines of The Year. These are all great wines and are just further evidence of the massive resurgence of high quality South African wine. These along with our selection from Tim Atkin MW's 2016 South Africa report are some simply superb wines that are garnering a huge amount of interest from our customers. Many of these wines are due in shortly, they are available by the bottle - mix your own and get 5% off £250, 10% off £500 or by the discounted 6 pack. Many of these wines have 'cult' status and are highly sought after, so don't delay!

Botanica 'Mary Delany Collection' Semillon 2014

South Africa

Platter's South African Wine Guide 2017 5* Wine
"Fans of Ginny Povalís Chenin will be excited to learn that her magic touch applies to Semillon too. This first release from a farm in Elgin was fermented in 2014 Chenin barrels and is delicious: waxy, spicy and herbal, with subtle oak, a drizzle of honey and a long, tapering finish. Drink:2016-22" 94 pts Tim Atkin MW South Africa Report 2016

Retail price £21.99 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £124.00 (£20.67 per bottle)

Chamonix Chardonnay 2015

South Africa

Platter's South African Wine Guide 2017 5* Wine

Retail price £16.25 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £90.00 (£15.00 per bottle)

Chamonix Reserve Chardonnay 2015

South Africa

Platter's South African Wine Guide 2017 5*
"An impressive follow up to the stellar 2014 release, albeit made in a warmer vintage. Leesy, smoky, refined and well balanced, this was fermented in a combination of new and old oak and concrete eggs. Complex, focused and very mineral, it would hold its own in a line up of Puligny-Montrachet Premiers Crus. Drink: 2016-21" 95pts Tim Atkin MW South Africa Wine Report 2016

Retail price £24.50 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £135.00 (£22.50 per bottle)

Eben Sadie 'Palladius' 2014

South Africa

5* Platter 2017 Guide

"Including Colombard for the first time, Eben Sadieís influential Mediterranean white blend now runs to ten different varieties. Plush, savoury and showing some skin tannins, itís leesy and focused with floral peach and apricot fruit and more acidity than some recent vintages. Drink: 2016-20" 95pts Tim Atkin MW

Max 3 bottles

Retail price £45.99 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 3 Case Price: £137.00 (£45.67 per bottle)

Fram Chenin Blanc 2015

South Africa

Platter's South African Wine Guide 2017 5*
"Like several of the best Chenins in the Cape, this is sourced mostly from Christa von La Chevallerieís much sought after Swartland vineyard. Itís a complex, stony Chenin with cooked apple, pear and beeswax notes and a core of mouth-watering acidity. The oak is the softest of whispers here. Drink: 2016-22" 95 pts Tim Atkin MW South Africa Report 2016

Retail price £24.99 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £137.00 (£22.83 per bottle)

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2015

South Africa

Platter's South African Wine Guide 2017 5* Wine

Retail price £30.59 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £168.00 (£28.00 per bottle)

Kaapzicht 'Skuinsberg' Cinsault 2015

South Africa

Platter's South African Wine Guide 2017 5* wine

Platter's South African Wine Guide 2017 5* wine
"Named for its steeply sloping vineyard. More generously structured than is usual for Cinsaut, but 2015 remains variety-true. Cherries & plums, scrub wildness & a silky succulence that seduces the palate. Admirable."

Retail price £13.50 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £75.00 (£12.50 per bottle)

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015

South Africa

Platters Wine Guide 2017 5*

Retail price £21.49 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £118.00 (£19.67 per bottle)

Mullineux Straw Wine 2015

South Africa

Platters Wine Guide 2017 5* and Dessert Wine of The Year
"A blend of Chenin Blanc grapes from schist and granite soils, this doesnít seem cloying in the slightest, despite its 294 grams of sugar. Subtle oak, notes of tarte tatin and orange peel, a slight volatile lift and remarkable concentration: this is one of the Capeís very best stickies. Drink: 2016-22 95pts Tim Atkin MW South Africa Report 2016

Retail price £29.49 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £164.00 (£27.33 per bottle)

Newton Johnson 'Family Vineyards' Chardonnay 2015

South Africa

Platter's South African Wine Guide 2017 5* wine
"Family Vineyards comes from three sites, two north- and one south-facing and is the top Newton Johnson Chardonnay. Rich, honeyed and spicy, with creamy malolactic notes and orange zesty, lemony acidity. The oak is beautifully folded into the wine. Drink: 2016-20" 94pts Tim Atkin MW South Africa Report 2016

Retail price £24.49 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £135.00 (£22.50 per bottle)

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

Retail price £28.99 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £156.00 (£26.00 per bottle)

Perdeberg 'Natural Sweet' Chenin Blanc 2014

South Africa

Platter's South African Wine Guide 2017 5* Wine

Retail price £10.29 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 12 Case Price: £115.00 (£9.58 per bottle)

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

Retail price £57.99 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £320.00 (£53.33 per bottle)

Shannon Vineyards 'Mount Bullet' Merlot 2013

South Africa

Platter's South African Wine Guide 2017 5* wine
"Always released a little later than the straight Merlot, this is made with a selection of the best grapes from the farm. Made with five French and Italian clones, planted in 2000 and 2001, itís the best expression of the grape in South Africa: dense, plush and textured, with aromatic, plenty of structure and good ageing potential. Drink: 2017-24" 93 pts Tim Atkin MW South Africa Report 2016

Retail price £30.95 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £168.00 (£28.00 per bottle)

Shannon Vineyards Semillon 2015

South Africa

Platter's South African Wine Guide 2017 5* Wine
This is 100% Semillon, all wild yeast fermented, all barrel fermented. In new oak for 3 months before being racked into older oak. Lovely perfumed nose, lemon, hints of more tropical fruits, spice and a hint of oak. Really tangy and peachy on the palate with lovely ripe lemon citrus notes, really crisp and bursting with flavour, the oak adding a nutty complexity and length. Not your typical Semillon at all. Fabulous! 93pts Tim Atkin MW South Africa Report 2016

Retail price £15.99 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £89.00 (£14.83 per bottle)
Spice Route Grenache 2014

Spice Route Grenache 2014

South Africa

5* Platter's 2017 South African Wine Guide

"Delivers far more sophistication and reward than most wines at this price level. It's pretty dark for a Grenache, the result of fermenting in open concrete and manual punchdowns...The nose is round, rich and gamey...On the palate there is the most attractive gentle texture and relaxed, readable fruit with just a suggestion of oak Ė only old oak is used apparently. It is 14% alcohol but, as any grower will tell you, Grenache is pretty characterless if picked at low alcohol levels. I'd suggest drinking this with hearty food some time over the next three years. " Jancis Robinson Wine of the Week 5th February 2016
Was a huge hit at our Spice Route tasting recently, perfect with grilled meats, game etc, although it's also very easy drinking! Best served slightly cool.

Retail price £11.99 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 12 Case Price: £129.00 (£10.75 per bottle)

Stellenrust '51' Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2015

South Africa

Platter's South African Wine Guide 2017 5* and White Wine of The Year
"Fifty-one is the age of the vineyard, so the brand changes each year. This is barrel fermented and has a little bit of skin contact as well as 4% botrytis.
Wild yeast fermented, itís a rich, complex style with vanilla spice and apple pie notes and just a hint of residual sweetness. Drink: 2016-21 94 pts " Tim Atkin MW 2016 SA Report

Retail price £18.49 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £102.00 (£17.00 per bottle)

Tokara Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

South Africa

Platter's South African Wine Guide 2017 5* wine

Retail price £15.29 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £85.00 (£14.17 per bottle)

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Winelist last updated: 27/03/2017 15:35:30

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