Review Round-up (Sept/Oct '22) - 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!


Coterie by Wildeberg Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, 2021: “Just my kind of white blend, Coterie is a marriage of Semillon with 20% Sauvignon Blanc that sees a little bit of new oak. Balanced, refined and well-judged, as the Wildeberg wines tend to be, this has fennel and nutmeg aromas, toast and grapefruit flavours and a hint of green herbs. Long and satisfying.” 93 Points, Tim Atkin MW, South Africa Special Report 2022


Wildeberg White, 2021: “Made with grapes from the historic Landau vineyard, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, this is a delicious, self-assured Semillon that sees a combination of 25% new wood and larger Stockinger foudres. Patisserie, aniseed and wet stone aromas segue into an intense, structured, fynbos and citrus palate.” 93 Points, Tim Atkin MW, South Africa Special Report 2022


Coterie by Wildeberg Grenache Syrah, 2021:  “JD Rossouw is equally adept at crafting seamless red and white blends. This pairing of Grenache with 33% Syrah is a good example of the former, with savoury tannins, clove and pepper aromas, redcurrant and goji berry flavours and a frame of scented oak.” 92 Points, Tim Atkin MW, South Africa Special Report 2022


Amaluna Organic Sparkling Wine, NV: “Emiliana offers fabulous value for this organic traditional method sparkling wine. Coming from their coastal vineyards in Casablanca, this N/V is made with the charmat method but has several months lees contact giving a creamy complexity to complement the crisp notes of apple and papaya.” – Amanda Barnes, Decanter (September 2022)


Nieto Partida Limitada Bonarda, 2019: “Classy and seductive showing notes of ripe dark fruits, chocolate, dried herbs and sweet spices. Soft palate, good fruit and rounded tannins. Great freshness and just enough berry-tartness on the finish.” 92 Points, Alistair Cooper MW, Decanter (September 2022) 


Poderi Colla Barbaresco Roncaglie 2019: “The soft tannins in this young Barbaresco are very seductive. Ripe strawberry and light chocolate with cream and berry undertones. It’s full-bodied and layered with pretty integration. Lots of tension, too. This is voluptuous for the vintage. Drinkable now, but better in two or three years.” 94 pts. (7th October 2022)

Poderi Colla Barbaresco Roncaglie 2019: “Violet, pomegranate, cherry, raspberry and liquorice are pretty evident. Supple attack, quite concentrated with restrained and refined tannin. Tight and balanced finish.” 91 pts. Decanter (November 2022)


Saraja Cannonau di Sardegna ‘Inkibi’ 2021: “Pretty canonau with strawberry pie, mineral and spice aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with creamy tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Crushed slate and stone to the fruit at the end. Drink now.” 92 pts. (7th October 2022)


Terrazze della Luna Pinot Grigio 2021: “This very affordable Pinot Grigio is delicious, not least because the 15% of Chardonnay adds extra depth across the mid-palate. Very pale silver limeleaf green in colour, the wine shows pure green apple and barely-ripe pineapple, with white flower notes. Just off-dry, and light-bodied, the lovely fruit is balanced by zesty acidity and just a hint of astringency giving added structure.” GOLD at the Global Pinot Gris Masters 2022 & listed in the ‘Top 10 Pinot Grigios of 2022‘, (5th October 2022)


Daschbosch Avon Clairette Blanche 2021: “Blossomy florals, lovely amplitude on the palate and remarkably zingy acidity. Green apple flavour and apple skin tannin. Stylistically, this sits in the Clairette middle ground, neither full nor light. A welcome new grape to the South African palette.” 92 Points, Matt Watts, Decanter (October 2022) 


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