Lourensford

A magnificent estate nestled in the fertile bowl of the Helderberg Mountains. Lourensford Estate, founded in 1700, a proud history joins with a dynamic new vision to create a giant among South African wine producers

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CHARDONNAY LTD RELEASE201613.70
Best South African white Wine at Mundus Vini 2018, Michelangelo: Double Gold, Vitis Vinifera: Double Gold
CHARDONNAY LTD RELEASE201713.70
The wine has intense ripe pineapple and melon flavours on the nose. It is supported with white peach, apricot and hints of jasmine, lemongrass and ginger. Voluptuous butterscotch, orange peel, roasted cashew nuts, toffee and vanilla flavours in the wine reminds of a wet pine forest floor in autumn. The wine has a brilliant linear acidity and dominant dense mineral core with layered sweetness and balanced acidity due to the natural fermentation. The roundness on the pallet and a beautifully integrated texture with flavours of orange blossom and lemony zest supported by a creamy finish coats your mouth and make you want to spend more time in the presence of this big wine. Oak barrel fermented; 47% new and 53% second fill.
Tim Atkin: 91
NOBLE LATE HARVEST (375 ml)20148.70
The wine has an alluring bright gold colour with a beautiful, inviting nose filled with ripe tropical fruits along with peach, pear, kumquat and a hint of nettles and greengage – all on a backdrop of Botrytis. There is an intense concentration in the mouth with great balance of all components held together by keen acidity while fynbos honey, toasted nuts and caramel lingers in the background. Super now yet has many years of development to do. With a touch of wood.
Tim Atkin: 93
SAUVIGNON BLANC (Winemaker's Selec.) *201111.50
Soft minerality tones on the nose that is followed through on the pallet where passion-, kiwifruit and gooseberry flavours combine with hints of ripe fig to add to the layered mix. A brilliant linear acidity lends length to linger.
Platter: ****
VIOGNIER (Ltd Release)201413.35
This Viognier is a Lady of Spice . Perfumed with exotic aromas of jasmine, lavender, grapefruit and hints dried apricot and white peach that balms the air before the full bodied character is slowly revealed and supported by a linear balanced acidity. On the pallet is white peach and quince flavours and traces of creamy lemon butter, nutmeg, ginger and vanilla with a flinty mineral finish.This Viognier does well with all things surrounding the orient. It has a particular affinity with rosemary. 100% fermented in wood of which 56% was new and a split of 33% Hungarian oak and 67% French oak.
WHITE BLEND (Ltd Release)201214.25
The White Blend is the creme-de-la-creme of our white wines on Lourensford. Harvested from the very best sections of the top blocks on the farm. It is skillfully and meticulously blended from the best barrels in the cellar to express the essence of our unique terroir. The wine is layered with fragrant aromas and exotic flavours. Lemon blossoms, wild daisies and fresh asparagus aromas first appear on the nose infused with nutmeg, butterscotch, white peach and pear aromas. It is a beautifully crafted and sophisticated wine with a rich finesse of balanced fruit and acid. Lovely finish.
Michelangelo: Double Gold, Platter: ****½
SPARKLING MMC *201115.05
The wine is mysterious, unassuming and surrounded with finesse. The fine bubbles enhance the iodine-like minerality that reminds of fresh seaweeds and kelp, complemented by a rich biscuity allure. Yeasty flavours of freshly baked bread, lemon cream, Granny Smith and Pink Lady apples on the nose and hints of citrus, pineapple and kiwi fruit on the pallet. The wine finishes rich and leaves a creamy aftertaste. Chardonnay 87%, Pinot Noir 13%.
Vitis Vinifera: Gold, Amorim Cap Classique: Gold
ROSE FLOWER COLLECTION20175.80
The wine has fresh and crisp citrus and ripe pineapple tones with red fruit flavours including cherry, watermelon and rose water with hints of grapefruit and strawberries. The wine got a crisp, fresh mineral taste with a lingering, creamy mouth feel and hints of mulberries and rosewater.
ROSE - CLASSIC BLEND20178.25
The Chardonnay Pinot noir is a crisp and fruity wine. It is harvested from the first fruit to ripen every season. The Chardonnay contributes fresh and crisp citrus and ripe pineapple tones to the wine while the Pinot noir adds red fruit flavours of cherry, watermelon and rose water with hints of grapefruit and strawberries. The wine finishes with a refreshing acid balance on the palate. The strikingly beautiful rose-brass colour of the wine will lighten up any occasion.
CHRYSALIS RED201526.80
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Matured in 77% new French oak. This Red Blend is the best of the best of our red wines on Lourensford. Harvested from select sections of the best single-vineyards. It is skillfully and meticulously blended from the best barrels in the cellar to express the essence of our unique terroir. The wine has a dark and intense colour. Aromas of concentrated ripe blackcurrants, blueberry fruit and cherries, olives, violets, tobacco leaf, cedar wood and a touch of Cape fynbos greet you on the nose. Big and bold, this wine has a dense palate which is structured yet explosive, bursting with upfront berry fruit flavours. Supported by an elegant, velvety combination of black cherry, olive, cassis and mulberry fruit. Decant before enjoying.
Tim Atkin: 93
MERLOT Ltd Release201516.65
The wine has a brilliant colour, deep, dark, intense and bright. Aromas of concentrated, ripe black cherry, as well as mulberry fruit flavours and prunes greet you on the nose along with subtle hints of cigar box. The palate is dense, structured and powerful. Firm fruit tannins are beautifully balanced by well integrated soft oak flavours which promise ageability, and gives structure and length. Very well rounded and supported with a smooth, silky elegance and upfront flavours of juicy black cherry and mulberry with hints of dark chocolate. The complex palate will awaken your taste buds and undertones of leather and wild berry with a velvety texture will linger for a while and leave you wanting more of this big, bold wine. 84% new French oak barrels.
SMV BLEND (Ltd Release)201415.05
The wine has a brilliant colour, deep, dark, intense and bright. Aromas of concentrated dark plums with ripe red cherries and wild spices greet you on the nose along with subtle hints of cigar box. The palate is dense, structured and powerful. Firm fruit tannins are beautifully balanced by well integrated soft oak flavours which promise age-ability, and gives structure and length. Very well rounded and supported with a smooth, silky elegance and upfront flavours of juicy, savoury wild berry, plums, cocoa and red cherry with hints of cinnamon spice. 94% Shiraz, 3% Mourvedre, 3% Viognier.
SMV LTD RELEASE201615.45
Flavours of blackberry & mulberry with cracked black pepper greet you on the nose. The flavours from the nose follows through to the palate along with hints of aniseed and black liquorice. Blend of 94% Shiraz, 4% Mourvedre and 2% Viognier, finished in 34% new oak and 66% in older barrels.
Tim Atkin: 93