We are excited to have found a mature parcel of reds from the Rhône’s greatest producer, M. Chapoutier. While these are uncertain times, we still offer door-to-door delivery and have put…

We are excited to have found a mature parcel of reds from the Rhône’s greatest producer, M. Chapoutier. While these are uncertain times, we still offer door-to-door delivery and have put new no-contact delivery and collection precautions in place. See below.

Michel Chapoutier’s landholding, track record and incredible consistency across entry-level wines through to single-vineyard cuvées are unparalleled in the world of wine. In 2019, Chapoutier ranked 4th amongst the ‘World’s Most Admired Wine Brands‘.

From the lowly Côtes-du-Rhône appellation, the Belleruche isn’t meant to age for a decade but this 2006 unwooded Grenache blend is holding well and shows no signs of decay. It is vibrant and spicy with lots of juicy, yet savoury fruit. It’s somewhat rustic with a moreish finish. Only 20 cases are available at this once-off, terrific price. 88 points.

On another level, we have the La Bernardine from Châteauneuf-du-Pape – a similar unwooded Grenache blend. 2004 was a classic, yet ripe vintage that has proved its worth over time. 16 years has added an array of complexity and this is now in full maturity. It’s velvety, soft and unfolds with waves of heady citrus, wild meat, white pepper and a salty liquorice finish – a must-have for CdP lovers. 92 points.

Finally, we offer a few cases of the Les Bécasses from the stunning 1999 vintage. This Côte-Rôtie is more thrilling, with a touch more detail and depth. Notes of black pepper, baked plum and Chinese spice overlay meaty flavours and sweet fruit. It’s a fine expression of Syrah and this benchmark appellation! 93 points.

Visit our website to view the wines on offer and place your order online.


NEW DELIVERY AND COLLECTION PRECAUTIONS:

We are taking the Coronavirus developments extremely seriously and putting in place many precautionary measures to prioritise the health and safety of our clients and staff. While the Wine Cellar premises will be cleaned and sanitised regularly throughout the day, here are the no-contact delivery and collection measures we have put into action:

  • For wine deliveries, our Fastway courier partner has adopted strict hygiene protocols (both at their depots and with their drivers on the road) and have instituted a no-contact delivery service. We ask that you cooperate with the couriers when they arrive at your property.
  • For those still wanting to collect orders from Wine Cellar, our team will be offering a no-contact collection service. When you arrive at our premises, we will direct you to your parcel and complete the handover from a safe distance.
  • Thank you for your assistance and understanding. If you require any further information, please call our office on +27 21 448 4105.
 

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