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.
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.