Wine Club price R216.75 p/b
5 Stars – Platter’s Wine Guide 2023
The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2021 is a pure expression of the Steenberg terroir and shows notes of lime zest, white blossom, elderflower and persimmon on the nose, while the palate supports the aromas with fresh grapefruit and subtle hints of nectarine and mange tout. A mouth-watering acidity accompanies a full and long finish achieved with extended lees contact in tank. This is a wonderful food wine and will reward cellaring of between 10 – 20 years.
2021 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide 2023 – 5 Stars
2017 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide 2019 Unwooded Sauvignon Blanc of the Year | Platter’s Wine Guide 2019 – 5 Stars | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 92 points.
2018 vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards Silver Medal | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 92 points.
2019 vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards Silver Medal | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 92 points.
2020 vintage: Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 92 points
2021 vintage: Decanter Silver | IWSC: Silver
Wine Club price R305.15 p/b
The 2019 Catharina is bold yet suave, forthright yet subtle, assured and alluring. It displays volumes of pinecone and cherry, cassis and lavender blossom, cinnamon stick and dark chocolate. Layers of concentrated red and black fruit (raspberry, blackcurrant and black cherry) show on both the nose and the palate, accented with a full, supple texture from the Cabernet Sauvignon component. Light herbal notes from the Merlot lend a refreshing finish, while the Malbec rounds out the blend, adding structure and depth. Dark fruit and spice, lifting acidity and an encompassing tannic finish create the optimal pairing for most red meat (particularly a garlic and rosemary stuffed roast lamb shoulder) or rich saucy dishes. Will bottle age well for 7 to 10 years after bottling.
Cabernet Sauvignon: 36%
Award Pedigree: 2019 vintage: Decanter Silver Medal | 2016 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide:4.5 stars | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 92 points
Wine Club price R237.15 p/b
Returning to this wine years after bottling has proven what a great vintage 2017 was for reds in Constantia. On appearance, this wine is ruby red with a typically clear yet bright hue. The bouquet displays primary notes of fresh strawberry coulis, dried cranberry along with some truffle, leather and red cherry. The wine displays the natural tart acidity and grippy tannins of Nebbiolo on the palate, although with a well-rounded and fuller mouth-feel than can sometimes be the case with this varietal. Flavours of sour cherry, raspberry and tobacco leaf linger to give the wine brilliant length and persistence.
The wine shows beautiful fruit and floral characters in youth, but will develop well over the next 7 to 10 years and will greatly reward those who resist it’s youthful charm.
Award pedigree: 2017 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide: 4 stars | 2016 vintage: Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 92 points | Platter’s Wine Guide: 4.5 stars | 2015 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide: 4.5 stars | Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2017: 93 points
Wine Club price R216.75 p/b
Our 2020 Semillon is a beautiful pale gold colour. Aromas of apricot, cardamom and orange blossom greet you upon first inspection. Quince, hay bale and roasted almond complete the sensation on the palate. Poised, weighted fruit concentrates the mid-palate, after which the wine broadens out with a rich, almost waxy texture and bright acidity. A citrus and floral spice lingers on the palate long after the last drop. This Semillon will continue to evolve in complexity and richness with age.
Award pedigree: 2020 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide: 4.5 stars | 2019 vintage: Silver at Decanter | 2017 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide 2019: 4.5 stars | Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2018: 93 points
Wine Club price R165.75 p/b
Our 2018 Sauvignon Blanc/ Semillon shows flavours of fresh persimmon, honey and white stone fruit. The focus on the palate is ground spice and fruit richness tempered by a light acidity that forms the wine’s backbone. It is subtle and develops in the glass and shows beautifully now, but will gain complexity with cellaring. The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon with its freshness and fullness is a veritable food wine and pairs beautifully with crayfish, duck and salmon tartare.