Federal Wine & Spirits

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

South Africa, the French Connection
May 4, 2023



2021 Topiary Chardonnay $22.99, Tasting $19.99

2020 Domaine Philippe Colin Bourgogne Blanc $40, Tasting $34

Taaibosch is a new estate in the Helderberg, one of the cooler areas of the Stellenbosch. It is already developing a reputation for its Crescendo, a fine cabernet Franc – merlot -blend. Director Schalk-Willem Joubert will pour that and tell us its story.

2018 Taaibosch Crescendo $42, Tasting $35.99

Glenelly was founded by May- de Lencquesaing, formerly the proprietor of the 'super second' growth Chateau Pichon Lalande. Winemaker Dirk van Zyl will show three Cabernet-based wines ranging from their affordable Glass Collection to Lady May, the estate's grand vin, and an excellent and well-priced chardonnay.

2019 Estate Chardonnay $21.99, Tasting $18.99

2019 Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon $15.99, Tasting $13.59

2013 Estate Red $26.99, Tasting $22.99

2017 Lady May $55, Tasting $46.99

To this group of French-connected estates, we are pleased to welcome winemaker Peter DeWet from Excelsior, which has long been a Federal favorite for its high-quality bargain-priced wines.

2020 Cabernet $9.99, Tasting $8.49

2020 Syrah $9.99, Tasting $8.49

2022 Chardonnay  $9.99, Tasting $8.49

2022 Sauvignon Blanc $9.99, Tasting $8.49


Mix any twelve or more wines at their tasting prices.


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