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 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
This 100% Semillon 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
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. Blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 13% Chardonnay and 2% Viognier. Lightly oaked.
Michelangelo: Double Gold, Platter: ****½
ROSE FLOWER COLLECTION *20175.80
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.
CHRYSALIS RED *201526.80
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
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