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John Platter: (German), January 2007

Stars out of 5:

****½ Le Sommet 03 - “Ehrgeizige Cuveé .... Konzentrierte Maulbeere, Geschmack von Rind, Eichenrauch, sehr trocken, streng, tanninhaltig. Sollte im Keller fuer 5-7 Jahre gehalten werden."

***** Mont du Toit 03 - “tiefes Samrot, zeigt deutlich Cabernet Sauvignon aus einem warmen Klima, grosszuegig, ausgeglichen, wird sich leicht entfalten, Hinweise auf Gewuerze. Sollte in den naechsten 4-6 Jahren noch im Keller gehalten werden”

*** Hawequas 05 -“ ... ernsthafter als die Vorgaenger. Gute Balance im Holz, mit Kassis und reifen Tanninen...”


John Platter: (English), January 2007

Stars out of 5:

****½ Le Sommet 03 - “Ambitious blend …Concentrated mulberry fruit, notes of roast beef, oak char, very dry, verging on austere, with some gruffness to tannins. Shd reward cellaring 5-7 years"

***** Mont du Toit 03 - “ Plush black velvet texture on 03, evidencing cab in big-boned, warm climate, generous mode; balanced tannic grip, shd unfold with ease. … imparts loads of spice. Deserves 4-6 yr wait.”

*** Hawequas 05 -“… took in some new seriousness. Gd oak showing, with cassis, ripe tannins…..”

***1/2 Les Coteaux 05 -“… pleasing fullness, in muscular style with family resemblance to cellarmates…”

  • Mont du Toit is a producer of cult South African Mega Reds
    Daily Mail, London

  • This wonderfully flossy wine combines an impressive structure with rich, concentrated flavours
    The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, London

  • The Mont du Toit from South Africa is breathtaking, subtle and velvety
    Simon Hoggart, Wine Spectator, UK

  • Very complex but absolutely seamless, this is a beautiful wine and the one bottle I’d choose to exemplify the premise of this column. Sublime stuff.
    Michael Franz, Washington Post, USA

  • A quantum leap regarding wine needs to be mentioned. One of the most remarkable is Mont du Toit.
    Mario Scheuermann, The top wines of the world, Weincompass

  • And it paid off, with Mont du Toit wines achieving cult status in “Germany overnight..Or in Brillat-savarin speak, definitely better than sex...
    Neill Pendock, Sunday Times