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Leeu Passant New Release Tasting - Shared screen with speaker view
Nicolò S. Pudel
05:14
Hi there.
David Cope
06:31
This is brilliant, thank you & well done Team Mullineux.
Cathy Van Zyl
06:53
Chris, can you give me permission to record?
Sophie McLean
07:06
great!
roland peens
08:38
wheres the Sauvignon blanc?
Angela Lloyd
10:06
please may I record as well?
Andre Morgenthal
10:50
Hi Andrea, Chris, thank you for this. How old is the Chardonnay vineyard?
Cathy Van Zyl
11:47
so what are the characters you say you love about stellenbosch chardoonay?
Christian Eedes
13:57
How do you feel about 2018 vs 2017?
Harmon Skurnik
15:15
Do you own and/or farm these sites?
Angela Lloyd
15:22
sorry, meant question for everyone. Does the chardonnay go through malo?
Francois Rautenbach
16:41
Do you have the opportunity to manage this vineyard into Old Vine status?
Cathy Marston
17:02
Age of your French oak barriques?
Harmon Skurnik
19:56
Andrea: When you say "oxidative" style of winemaking, do you mean "browning the must"? In the barrel are you reductive or oxidative?
Angela Lloyd
21:04
I see much similarity between this vintage and previous ones; this one possibly even more energetic. Super
David Cope
22:20
That style of winemaking on Chard, followed from start or did you experiment with earlier years?
LC
22:39
Looking forward to tasting it in coming future!
LC
22:52
Hi from Aussino Linda
Tim James
23:17
Why different vintages for the two cinsaut releases?
Hendrik Thoma
23:30
Were there in the past Single Vineyard Cinsault in SA?
Cathy Marston
23:43
C’mon then, tell us what yields you get from a 120 year old vineyard?!
Angela Lloyd
23:53
Means so much more having visited & walked around in that vineyard and now drinking - er tasting - the wine!
Harmon Skurnik
24:20
Angela: Stop bragging that you have the wines to taste! We are jealous! :)
Tim James
24:25
Sadie Pofadder is one, Hendrik. There are others.
Angela Lloyd
25:08
Just very lucky, Harmon
Cathy Van Zyl
25:14
I can send you a photo if you'd like Harmon!
Hendrik Thoma
25:35
Thank you Tim, sry wasn’t precise. I meant in the 80 or before?
Harmon Skurnik
27:01
Thanks Cathy can't drink a photo! haha
Malu Lambert
27:14
Yes! That perfume is incredible
Angela Lloyd
27:39
This and the F'hoek vineyard go into the Dry Red. How does that effect quantities of all three?
Tim James
29:35
Ah. Probably, Hendrik, but I don't think ever declared as such. There were "Estate" versions, like Landskroon, eg. But the Wine of Origin system didn't allow vineyards to be mentioned, as the estate was the smallest unit allowed.
Cathy Van Zyl
29:37
This texture is beautiful. It's light but with satisfying grip. Really fresh and refreshing.
Chris Groenewald
29:48
Ian naude
Cathy Marston
29:50
To ‘l’ or not to ‘l’ - you’ve gone for the ‘l’ option - any reason??
Angela Lloyd
30:23
Yes, Cathy, no shortage of tannins.
Cathy Marston
31:36
:)
Nicolò S. Pudel
32:29
In order to call it “Old Vines” on the label does it have to be certified?
roland peens
32:51
Are these line-priced with Dry Red?
Angela Lloyd
33:36
kay 2017/8 were drought years & you still managed to bottle individually. How has the yield been this year? Will you bottle each in 2020
Udo Göebel
33:54
Do you feel that Cinsau(l)t will gain a place in the upper end of the market? Of course these two are special but the reputation of Cinsault in general is not that great
Raphael Openwine
34:07
Quantity produced?
Nicolò S. Pudel
34:42
thanks
Harmon Skurnik
35:01
How did you meet your partner in Leeu Passant, Analjit Singh? Is he involved in any way other than financial?
Cathy Marston
36:38
Finding the Wellington much more fragrant and strong spice. Franschhoek less showy but firmer tannins and tighter overall
Francois Rautenbach
37:10
Basson tech sheet states 250L barrels - accurate or typo?
Angela Lloyd
37:17
Agree, Cathy Marston
Cathy Marston
38:16
Feel free to call me Mildred if it avoids confusion :)
Cathy Van Zyl
38:28
And me Yoda.
Tim James
39:19
ALso agree about the difference. I prefer the less obvious charm and perfume, and the greater structure, of Franschhoek.
Malu Lambert
40:14
Gris - tell us more
David Cope
40:21
Field blend opportunity ? !
Nicolò S. Pudel
40:35
Why is the wellington released one year later?
Malu Lambert
42:06
I mean how much are you using?
Cathy Marston
42:57
So if you kept the wellington one for a year cos it was too tight and now it’s like this, do you expect the now-tighter Franschhoek is going to go the same way or in your experience does it always stay tight?
David Skurnik
43:07
Sorry, did Andrea say that each vine can vary in color between vintages? Or did I miss hear that?
Udo Göebel
43:12
Leeu Passant Old Vines Franschhoek Lötter Cinsault 2018 alcohol 14.5% or 13.%? I see differnce in factsheets
Tim James
44:29
2018 is quite a young release for a serious cab?
Hendrik Thoma
44:29
Hey Guys, there is obviously a small market for lifted fine wines, but how do SA drinkers look at these wines. Do they understand and appreciate the value?
Harmon Skurnik
45:04
I must unfortunately leave this interesting discussion now - thank you! - but just want to say "keep up the great work!" - we are very proud to represent your great wines in the USA. I'd like to wish everyone on this zoomcast good health, and a return to normalcy soon around the world! HS
Cathy Van Zyl
45:29
Tx HS.
Francois Rautenbach
45:58
Keep up the great work HS
Angela Lloyd
47:39
The freshness in your wines makes all the difference. Even if they're 14%+ alc, they have verve; drinking a bottle is no problem.
Francois Rautenbach
47:41
Are all these Cab parcels used in Dry Red Wine?
Christian Eedes
48:27
I'm interested to know the thinking behind "stripping out" the component parts of the Dry Red?
Francois Rautenbach
48:49
Fresh & dry does point to some serious longevity potential?
Christian Eedes
50:07
Bdx vs Burgundy?
Udo Göebel
52:08
Can we expect a Cabernet Franc release in future? The one part from Dry Red which is not released seperatly
Malu Lambert
52:34
please
Nicolò S. Pudel
53:23
Is there an agreement that Leeu Passant will not work with any cultivars that Mullineux does and vice versa?
Udo Göebel
53:26
I will do € 32,50 in Netherlands incl. VAT consumerprice for the CS to give an idea
Nicolò S. Pudel
53:50
100%
Angela Lloyd
55:20
I was going to ask, how big are the Mullineux (incl Kloof Street) & Leeu Passant ranges in total? You're seriously challenging the big guys (ha ha)
Udo Göebel
56:22
Love this Cab, richness without green notes. Will be a sell out
Hendrik Thoma
56:38
I think it is very cool, that there is a way of an illustrious entry level to the L&P series…with that Cab…
James Pietersen
56:59
Well done guys these are a great set of wines. They celebrate and trace the map of SA vineyards and I like the experimental yet measured approach you seem to have. we need this.
Malu Lambert
57:13
nice comment JP
Francois Rautenbach
58:57
Smart move on later Dry Red release
Udo Göebel
59:09
Don't forget to spit now and then Chris ;-)
Nicolò S. Pudel
59:36
Dry Red represents the sum of the individuals perfectly. Amazingly balanced. Perfect range and positioning.
Tim James
59:39
The Dry Red combines all the best elements of the components, and adds something more. Much more. A really brilliant wine, as it has been from the start. Almost worth the money ;-)
Nicolò S. Pudel
59:58
Tim:)
Malu Lambert
01:00:41
Straight up delicious
Francois Rautenbach
01:00:51
With cultivar bottlings does that allow the possibility of no Dry Red release in a very challenging vintage?
Angela Lloyd
01:01:05
Yes, Dry Red definitely has its own personality, the whole being greater than the parts. It is lovely and definitely ageworthy.
Nicolò S. Pudel
01:01:43
You should buy the Chateau Libertas brand and revive it.
Cathy Marston
01:02:06
First one I’d rather drink later - find the abv quite warm right now but certainly enough intensity to wait a few years till it settles down
Angela Lloyd
01:02:18
Seeing what's going on at distell, it may be for sale, Nicolo!
Nicolò S. Pudel
01:02:24
absolutely
Nicolò S. Pudel
01:02:25
For a steal
Nicolò S. Pudel
01:02:31
All for sale
Cathy Van Zyl
01:02:33
Agreed, both Angela and Mildred.
Raphael Openwine
01:03:21
what are the three btls behind you?
Francois Rautenbach
01:04:20
Really impressive mid-palate core. Wonderful to taste again a year on - only supports the reasoning to hold back for tertiary characters to develop.
Nicola Tipping
01:04:35
Drink these wines over a few days - They get better and better. But very drinkable now! :-)
Malu Lambert
01:05:04
Going to have to, they’re all open :)
Simon Mandy
01:05:40
Really excellent! A silver lining to lock down!
Nicolò S. Pudel
01:05:56
Time flies when you are having a goodtime
Francois Rautenbach
01:07:24
A superb experience, great to have a broad swathe of international tasters - well done and appreciate the generosity of wines and time. Thank you
Andreas Karlsson
01:07:59
Great tasting and really nice seeing you guys again. Cheers Andreas
Cathy Van Zyl
01:09:29
Thanks, Chris and Andrea. Characterful wines which really fly the flag. Gotta go.
Angela Lloyd
01:10:13
Before this tasting finishes, a big thank you from me for your generosity. They are all wines with huge personality & definitely my style. I think the format worked very well considering the number of people and it being a new experience. I'd like to see more launches/tasting done in this way. Bravo Chris & Andrea
Cathy Marston
01:10:47
Just heckling from the cheap seats - I often prefer the blended Syrah to the single vineyards.
Caroline Rillema
01:10:49
Congratulations Chris and Andrea. Keep up your sterling work, and never feel bound by tradition.
Hendrik Thoma
01:11:43
Thanks you two! Great inspiration…
Malu Lambert
01:12:08
no sorry I was just showing you my cute baby
Cathy Marston
01:12:11
Beautiful wines, thanks very much for sharing them with us all - really appreciate it xx
Malu Lambert
01:12:13
he’s run off now
Simone Norval
01:12:19
Thanx so much for the great experience
Sophie McLean
01:12:28
Thanks both - lots of great information and stories :)
Simon Mandy
01:12:48
Thank you for your expertise and generosity. These wines have been really exciting. Agree, the format worked perfectly and more should follow.
Hendrik Thoma
01:13:35
PS: d
Tim James
01:13:55
I'm sorry about not missing the Salsify lunch, but this is a great way of doing a tasting. At long as there is always such competence from the presenters....
Udo Göebel
01:15:13
I cannot start a video, I am blocked. But the trend is that Single Vineyards are more expensive, also for Mullineux. For LP it is different?
roland peens
01:15:28
Amazing tasting Andrea and Chris. Looking forward to drinking these over the next week.
Arno janse
01:18:17
Thanks everyone. Appreciate the tasting. Best of luck!
Andre Morgenthal
01:18:58
Chris, Andrea, I'd like to concur with James and Nicolo, well done, perfectly executed and very informative. Fantastic wines and thanks for the Old Vine support. We live in interesting times, the Zoomcast worked for the launch and this might happen more often now. Thank you and stay safe.
Raphael Openwine
01:19:10
Ciao Andrea and Chris, thank your having us. Great wines and great
Tim James
01:19:24
Price of the Dry Red?
Raphael Openwine
01:19:48
and great tasting. Stay safe.
Malu Lambert
01:19:49
Thank you, you absolute legends. Wonderfully immersive and totally delicious
Malu Lambert
01:19:56
can you send me hi-res packshots
Raffi Gabeyan
01:20:05
Great fun merci beaucoup
Udo Göebel
01:20:38
It is all on the website by now, tnx Nicola
Hugo Bos
01:20:43
Thank you for doing this, great way to show the new wines!
Jenn Stewart
01:21:25
Thanks so much (from Ohio)! This was great
Sophie McLean
01:21:36
Great tasting, thanks everyone 🍷🍷🍷
Udo Göebel
01:21:46
all fine, let's drink some wine!
Simone Norval
01:22:17
Thank you :)
Angela Lloyd
01:22:29
Cheers everyone been great to meet you on line.