Top Picks from Vintages' September release
Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2001 (Stellenbosch, South Africa)
Consistently the best Sauvignon Blanc to come out of South Africa. Pale
straw in colour, with a nose of elderberries and cut grass. Very much
in Sancerre style with a steely, lemon and gooseberry quality; medium
bodied with great zesty length.
Marchesi Antinori Tignanello 1998 (Tuscany)
The grandaddy of renegade Tuscan reds once vino di tavolo, now
IGT designation. Ruby colour; cedar, vanilla, ripe cherries; perfectly
balanced, an elegant and harmonious wine that lifts Sangiovese into the
heights. Cellar for 45 years.
Niepoort LBV 1997 Late Bottled Vintage Port (Douro, Portugal)
Dense purple colour; a bouquet of Christmas pudding; sweet, spicy blackberry,
full-bodied and rich. Needs more time in bottle.
Kim Crawford Te Awanga Merlot 2000 (Hawkes Bay, New Zealand)
A single vineyard wine. Dense purple colour; vanilla, blackcurrant, smoke;
full-bodied, sweet smoky cassis flavour, well integrated oak, firm structure,