Review Round-up (March '21) - Boutinot

What's been said about our wines...

We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t!

That said, it is always nice when someone else recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to tell everyone about it…

Here’s a round-up of what they’ve been saying about us this last month!


Waterkloof Seriously Cool Cinsault, 2019:  “Translucent garnet. Sweet and gentle. I can see why they say to drink it cool; it probably needs the lower temperature to keep it refreshing. Lowish acid and definitely low tannin but a great, easy choice for those who seek a low-alcohol red one can enjoy without food.” 16 Points. ( 15/02/21)


Waterkloof Circumstance Cape Coral Rose, 2020: “Very, very pale salmon pink – but then it was arguably long before the current fashion for this hue. Very broad and flattering with rather soft fruit but a very gentle and caressing impact on the palate. I wouldn’t age this and it’s a rosé that could happily be drunk in winter as well as summer, but it’s beautifully made, with light smokiness.” 16 Points. ( 15/02/21)


Sileni Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc, 2020: “Some gently grassy elements here with fresh lemon and apple aromas, as well as passion fruit. The palate has a bold delivery of tropical, passion-fruit flavour. Quite fleshy with vivid acidity.” 90 Points. (James Suckling, ‘LOW YIELDS, HIGH QUALITY: NEW ZEALAND’S 2019 & 2020 WINES SHOW PROMISE’)


Teliani Valley Glekhuri Kisiskhevi Saperavi Qvevri, 2019: “Deep garnet red. Ripe berry fruits on the nose and good acidity keep the wine fresh within a full-bodied, textured palate. The grape’s tannic structure is well integrated, making it well suited to food.” 93 Points. (Decanter Magazine, Discovering Wines from Georgia, 02/03/21)


Teliani Valley Kakhuri No8, 2019: “A blend of Rkatsiteli with three other Kakhetian whites, this pale-amber wine is in a lighter style with floral and herb notes to the nose and hints of tea. A good introduction to the chords of qvevri-made wines, it’s accessible, with soft tannins and a cleansing dry finish.” 92 Points. (Decanter Magazine, Discovering Wines from Georgia, 02/03/21)


Kloster Eberbach ‘Crescentia’ Höllenberg Spätburgunder Dry 2016: “Elegant woodsmoke, raspberry and chocolate aromatics lead on to spiced oak, blackcurrant and red cherry fruit with harmonious acidity.” 93 points, and Silver at DWWA 2020 (Decanter magazine, April issue ’21)


Chateau L’Ermite d’Auzan Rosé, 2020 [Organic]: “Pale salmon pink. There’s some raspberry and redcurrant to the aromas, fresh and lively. Dry, fresh and light bodied, with a bright acid beam. Very fresh with a good sense of energy and drinkability. This would work well as an aperitif, with green salads, and would be particularly delicious with a seafood platter and freshly made mayonnaise.” 89 Points (Decanter Magazine, April issue ’21)


Pasión de Bobal Rosado [Organic] 2019: “Pale salmon colour, with vivid grassy aromas. Fresh palate of attractive sour cherry and garrigue with a persistent finish. Less fruity, more savoury.” 89 points (Decanter magazine, April issue ’21)


Sericis (Cepas Viejas) Bobal 2017: “Wet stones and herbs on the nose. Somewhat fruity and layered wine with earthy, spearmint and hedgerow character. Light, supple and lasting finish.” 89 points (Decanter magazine, April issue ’21)



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