| by Christian Eedes


Harry Hartman Wine Co. sees Cape Town businessman and wine enthusiast Marcel Hartman in collaboration with Sean Harrison, adopting a négociant model to bring wines to market.The new business currently offers two products but the intention is to add to the range in time. Tasting notes and ratings as follows:

Somesay Syrah 2019

Grapes from Cederberg and Stellenbosch. Partial whole-bunch fermentation. A heady nose of blackberries, violets, incense, earth and spice. The palate has good depth of fruit and smooth tannins with a gently savoury finish. It’s power-packed and quite polished despite a modest alcohol of 13.5%.

CE’s rating: 93/100.


Coracle 2019

37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Petit Verdot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 15% Merlot – all grapes from Stellenbosch. Red and blackberries, violets, some leafiness and tilled earth plus discreet oak notes on the nose. The palate is dense with chewy tannins – again plenty of reined-in power for a wine of 13.5% alcohol.

CE’s rating: 92/100.

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