Tim Atkin MW has been visiting Kalfu recently in preparation for his 2019 Chile report. The estate are very pleased to announce that he awarded 93 points to their 2018 Sumpai Sauvignon Blanc and 95 points to 2017 Sumpai Syrah. Well done, Kalfu!
Meanwhile Wine Enthusiast has named Indaba Sauvignon Blanc 2017 as no. 43 in its list of the Top 100 Best Buys for 2018. This is great recognition for Indaba, and well deserved:
This crisp, clean white offers upfront scents of freshly dried grass, orange peel, lemon custard and fresh mint. The palate shows great balance between the flavours of ripe apple flesh, strawberry hull and bright, citrusy acidity, while the herbal inflections return to accent the medium-length finish.
And Rustenberg’s John X Merriman 2016 was highlighted in Decanter magazine’s ’30 reds to snap up’, with 92 points:
Claret-like structure with a little extra ripe red fruit. Quite serious, with granular tannins, lively acidity, pungent cassis and restrained oak.