Carsten Migliarina has been steadily creeping onto our radar and is joining some of our other producers in showing that Chardonnay from Elgin can be exceptional. The 2014 vintage is just starting to open up and show its potential with citrus and stone fruit flavours. There's a deft touch of oak which makes an appearance on the succulent finish. Delicious now, or hold onto some for a few years, a 2010 vintage tasted recently showed like a Premier Cru Chablis.
75cl bottle £14.95
Carsten Migliarina has been steadily creeping onto our radar and is joining some of our other producers in showing that Chardonnay from Stellenbosch can be exceptional. Following on from the 2014 vintage the 2015 starts with nectarine and ginger, a deft touch of oak and lingering minerality.
75cl bottle £17.50
Fruit driven style of Chenin Blanc, bright fresh and full of tropical flavours with some balancing citrus. Racy acidity gives a refreshing edge to this wine and it should mellow into a delicious crowd pleaser over the next year or 2.
75cl bottle £15.50
This Grenache from Carsten Migliarina continues the wave of delightfully elegant Grenache styles now emerging from the Swartland and beyond. There's an exceedingly pretty nose of red fruits, think strawberry and raspberry, with a fleeting floral component. Juicy, fresh and succulent on the palate with just enough tannin to offer some support. Delicious!
75cl bottle £20.00
Attractive, aromatic nose of cherries, plums and a little clove. Ripe yet elegant flavours with a silky texture, backed up with some succulent oak spice and pepper on the finish. Complex and confident, this is delicious to enjoy now but will age well over the next 5-8 years.
75cl bottle £18.00
Sourced from several different vineyards in Stellenbosch, Carsten has brought together 2 classic varieties which exemplifies the best of both. Generous dark fruit and spice from Syrah with blackcurrant and structure from Cabernet Sauvignon. Still very much in its youth there's plenty of enjoyment here for current drinking but with the structure to age very well indeed.
75cl bottle £20.00