In a recent visit to South Africa, internationally renowned wine critic Jancis Robinson highlighted numerous SA Young Guns as winemakers to look out for. Many of these innovative producers, who…

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In a recent visit to South Africa, internationally renowned wine critic Jancis Robinson highlighted numerous SA Young Guns as winemakers to look out for. Many of these innovative producers, who are creating some of the country’s most cutting-edge, experimental wines, have been showcased at Wine Cellar’s annual Young Guns tastings. A few of the wines Jancis considered interesting included Blackwater, Crystallum and Momento.

Robinson’s Favourites (17.5 Points):

Crystallum, Cuvée Cinema Pinot Noir 2013 – R350
Rall White 2013 – R185
Alheit, Cartology 2013 (Not available)

Jancis also shared a bottle of SA’s own GS Cabernet Sauvignon 1966 with Wine Cellar Director Roland Peens, and had this to say:

“…absolutely stunning – such a beautiful combination of maturity and delicacy – but with far more fruit integrity than most 1966 red Bordeaux would have now. Perhaps it was hard work in its youth but I imagine it will be at least a few months before I tasted a mature Cabernet as good as this… Lightly minty, fragrant and it spread right across the palate with satin texture. Gorgeous.” – 20/20

A single bottle of this rare, ‘perfect’ wine is available from Wine Cellar for R12 000.

Get your hands on some of the finest Young Guns wines at this year’s Cape Wine Auction – 13th/14th February – with Wine Cellar’s Walker Bay Young Guns lot. The lot includes a private tasting and wines from Alheit, Crystallum, Thorne and Daughters, Momento and more.

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