A firm favourite with Swiggers and with top critics such as Jancis Robinson and Matthew Jukes, this is without a doubt one of the best-value South African wines on the market too. The 2020 has some darker fruit than the 2019, perhaps more classic, with plum, and cedar and sage, hints of bracken and a tease of smoke. Gentle but present tannins. Superb length too - not many wines at this price point could compete!
Alphabetical Wines came from a decision to break the rules. They are made by friends David Cope and Simon Wibberly, who didn’t want to make a single varietal wine or even a classic blend. Unfussed by area or origin and not owning their own estate, or boasting years of heritage, they wanted to make wines that were fun - voluptuous yet drinkable, impressive yet affordable, honest products that are naturally fermented and made with the utmost care to maintain the integrity of the fruit and the variety character.