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Beau­mont New Baby 2016 (R335) is a baby that’s beau­ti­ful to ev­ery­one, not just its par­ents. A blend of old vine Chenin, Sauvi­gnon Blanc, Chardon­nay, Semil­lon and Colom­bard, it was awarded five stars by Plat­ter. Com­plex, sub­tle and gor­geous to drink with light meals. Cre­ation Sauvi­gnon Blanc, Semil­lon 2017 (R161) is an en­er­getic Bordeaux-style blend that car­ries the tini­est hint of salty sea in its sum­mer-fruit depths. It starts off creamy and fin­ishes dry… and it’s lovely with food: its spici­ness adds to most meals. Neder­burg The Young Airhawk Sauvi­gnon Blanc 2016 (R189) This bar­rel-fer­mented wine won gold at The Drinks Busi­ness Global Sauvi­gnon Blanc Mas­ters 2017 com­pe­ti­tion. There’s fruit, but it’s flinty too, which makes it a lovely com­pan­ion to seafood. Whale­haven Con­ser­va­tion Coast Chardon­nay 2014 (R360) is a cool­cli­mate, sea-breeze wine with a beau­ti­ful il­lu­mi­nated gold colour and a rich full­ness that slowly fades to a light cit­rus. It’s won a load of awards, for good rea­son – it’s a spe­cial wine that will linger with you long af­ter its del­i­cate af­ter­taste. Su­maridge Mar­itimus 2013 (R149,50) is a per­fectly bal­anced blend of Chardon­nay, Semil­lon and Sauvi­gnon Blanc that comes from cool, flinty Walker Bay and some­how man­ages to be both crisp and ripe at the same time. It’s beau­ti­fully bal­anced and will hold its own with any meal.

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