Warwick Estate

Warwick Estate is a high-end South African winery in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. The estate has a rich farming history dating back to 1771.

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CHARDONNAY WHITE LADY *201920.50
The White Lady hails from two vineyards on the Helderberg which is one of the best spots for Chardonnay in the Cape. Fresh and mineral, with stylish oak and a long, satisfying finish.
Platter: 97, Tim Atkin: 94
CHARDONNAY WHITE LADY202223.05
The wine has a rich and inviting nose with hints of citrus, apricot, peach, toasted nuts, and spices. The palate is powerful and packed with fruit weight, yellow apple, toasted almonds, and freshly baked brioche with a stone fruit medley. Fresh acidity adds balance and length to the finish. Fermentation in 228L Burgundian French oak barrels (33% new oak, 19% second fill, 17% third fill, 21% forth fill and 10% in neutral oak). Barrels are rolled once a month for a total aging of eleven months before selection process and blending followed by a light filtration.
Platter: 93, DWWA: 90, Investec: 90
CHENIN BLANC OLD VINE *201923.95
Exciting old-vine Chenin Blanc, Rich and concentrated with stylish wood, patisserie and citrus fruit and racy minerality.
Tim Atkin: 93, Platter: 90
CHENIN BLANC OLD VINE202227.15
The wine has an alluring nose of white peach, apple, citrus, honey, and warm spices. The palate is rich with a creamy texture, with citrus, dried herbs, baked yellow apple, and spice adding depth of flavour to the mid-palate. The finish is long and pure, supported by a crisp acidity and mineral lingering aftertaste. Fermentation took place in 400L French oak barrels, 10% second fill and 6% third fill and the balance in neutral oak barrels.
Investec: 91, Platter: 90, Prescient: 90
SAUVIGNON BLANC PROF. BLACK *202012.10
Striking nose with notes of elder flower, nettles, ripe passionfruit, and lime. The palate is alive and zesty with an abundance of passionfruit and citrus, beautifully textured with bright lingering acidity. Unoaked.
Platter: 85
FIRST LADY ROSE20227.75
Fragrance of wild strawberries and rose petals, fruit forward palate packed with juicy watermelon as well as mouth-watering pomegranate and cranberries, soft and mouth-coating. Crisp and refreshing, yet weighty enough to play nicely with food too. 100% Pinotage
Platter: 84
CABERNET FRANC (Magnum 1,5l) *201541.00
Hangs taut tannins from a beam of pure, sleek blackcurrant fruit, has bright accidity, violet & dried thyme accents.
Tim Atkin: 94, Platter: 94
CABERNET FRANC (Magnum 1,5l) *201641.00
Soft and elegant with smooth velvety tannins. The wine dances down the palate with a beautiful Umami character and striking notes of mulberry, ripe red berries and fennel bulb and subtle aromas of dried oregano. Maturation occurred in French oak barrels (65% new oak was used) for a period of 27 months before a strict selection process, where only the best barrels were used.
Tim Atkin: 95 pts & Wine of the Year, Platter: 94
CABERNET FRANC201922.10
Distinctive tomato, automn leaves, spice & just-ripe plums. Full bodied, lively, dense tannins. 33% new oak.
Platter: 96, Tim Atkin: 94
CABERNET FRANC202123.05
The nose bursts with violets and dried herbs, cassis, and dark chocolate followed on to the palate with notes of dark berries pomegranate, and cacao. The palate is structured around very fine-grained tannins, supported well by a dense core of fruit, and backed up by a fresh acid. Best enjoyed 7-10 years from vintage. Afrer malolactic fermentation the wine was racked in French oak barrels (40% new, 30% second fill, and 30% third fill) for a period of 22 months.
Investec: 90
CABERNET SAUVIGNON BLUE LADY201820.65
The Blue Lady uses Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from three separate blocks picked over a period of ten days. Big, rich, dense and textured, with mocha oak, well-managed tannins and plenty of flesh and power.
Platter: 96, Tim Atkin: 93
CABERNET SAUVIGNON BLUE LADY *201922.10
The Blue Lady is a varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, all sourced from vineyards on the Simonsberg. The new oak influence has been reduced to 26%, allowing the fruit more space to express itself. Cassis and damson flavours are complemented by savoury tannins, plenty of freshness and perfume and plenty of underlying concentration.
Platter: 94, Tim Atkin: 94
CABERNET SAUVIGNON BLUE LADY202023.05
Aromas of dark berries, tabaco, plum and red berries. The palate is packed with finely textured tannins and supporting oak spice, cedarwood and pencil shavings, supported well by fresh acidity. The wines spent 22 months in French oak barrels (38% new oak, 33% second fill, 20% third and 9% forth fill).
Tim Atkin: 94, DWWA: 94, Platter: 93, Wine Spectator: 92
PROFESSOR BLACK PITCH BLACK202116.25
Blend composed of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cinsault, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot, 6% Malbec. Bright purple in colour with a note of cassis, dark chocolate, lavender, and ripe strawberries. The palate is rich and textured with silky tannins and a core of dark fruit flavours, black currants, and ripe plum all capped off with a hint of spice. The finish is lush and rich with a fresh acidity adding length and well supported by well-integrated oak. Aged in small French oak barrels for a period of 12 months, 24% new, 11% second fill and 31% third fill, and the balance in older oak.
Platter: 90, DWWA: 90, Investec: 89
THREE CAPE LADIES202112.55
Pinotage dominated blend (61%) with 22% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon. Alluring nose with hints of rose, sweet strawberries, ripe cherry, and cedarwood. The palate is medium bodied with lots of fruit, ripe strawberry, red cherry, and violets, supported by well-integrated oak. Matured for 12 months in French oak barrels 18% new, 25% second fill, 17% third fill, and 40% older oak.
DWWA: 88, Investec: 88, Platter: 86
TRILOGY (Magnum 1,5l) *201647.80
Full and boldly complex with lively black cherry, basil & toasted spice, firm tannins that will carry a decade or more. 51% Cabernet Franc with 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot.
Tim Atkin: 94, Platter: 94
TRILOGY *201723.95
53% Cabernet Franc, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot. Matured for 24 months in French oak, 60% new. Aromatics of cassis, violets, fresh herbs and pencil shavings and a little earthiness. Full but well balanced and possessing great structure. Pure fruit, fresh acidity and firm but fine tannins. Excellent maturation potential. Superb 2017.
Tim Atkin: 95, Platter: 94, Prescient Top 10 Cape Bordeaux Red Blend
TRILOGY201823.95
Deep garnet in colour, with a ruby red rim. Aromas of cassis, lavender, cedarwood, cigar box on the first approach. As the wine breaths it shows more creme de cassis and black berries evolving into a complex aroma of sweet spices and a lovely savoury element. The palate is rich and concentrated with intensity and structure. Tannins are firm, but well structured and will allow the wine to age gracefully over the next 5 to 10 years. Decant for a few hours if you want this wine to show its true colours. 55% Cabernet Franc, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon & 3% Merlot. The wine matured in French oak barrels (55% new, 2% third fill and 42% forth fill) for a period of 24 months.
Decanter : 97 Platinum, Prescient Top 10: 94, Platter: 94, Tim Atkin: 93
TRILOGY201926.25
Trilogy is a three-way flagship blend of mostly Cabernet Franc with 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot that's part of a very impressive current line-up from Warwick. Toasty and intense, with lovely mocha oak, violet top notes, cassis and black cherry fruit, plenty of backbone and a racy, mineral-etched finish.
Tim Atkin: 94, Platter: 94
TRILOGY (Magnum 1,5l) *201952.45
Trilogy is a three-way flagship blend of mostly Cabernet Franc with 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot that's part of a very impressive current line-up from Warwick. Toasty and intense, with lovely mocha oak, violet top notes, cassis and black cherry fruit, plenty of backbone and a racy, mineral-etched finish.
Tim Atkin: 94, Platter: 94
TRILOGY202027.15
Floral and perfumed, aromas of lilies, black current and lavender leap out of the glass. The palate is finely structured with powdery tannins and concentrated fruit weight. Dark chocolate and cassis supported by fresh and bright acid structure adds length to the mid-palate. All these elements will enable the wine to mature well over the next decade. Blend of 50% Cabernet Franc, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot. After malolactic fermentation the wine was racked into French oak barrels (43% new, 41% second fill and 16% third fill and forth fill) for a period of 22 months.
Tim Atkin: 95, DWWA: 92, Investec: 87
TRILOGY (Magnum 1,5l) *202054.30
Floral and perfumed, aromas of lilies, black current and lavender leap out of the glass. The palate is finely structured with powdery tannins and concentrated fruit weight. Dark chocolate and cassis supported by fresh and bright acid structure adds length to the mid-palate. All these elements will enable the wine to mature well over the next decade. Blend of 50% Cabernet Franc, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot. After malolactic fermentation the wine was racked into French oak barrels (43% new, 41% second fill and 16% third fill and forth fill) for a period of 22 months.
Tim Atkin: 95, Decanter: 95, Investec: 87