Some of the most exciting wines I have tried all year from a incredible young talent

I recently got to try a new producer for the very first time – Sam Lambson’s Minimalist Wines. I’d vaguely heard of ‘Stars in the Dark’ before, but hadn’t ever tasted it before. Thanks to the kindness of two customers, a bottle of the 2020 arrived on my doorstep a few weeks ago. Kirsty & I duly cracked it open – and both of us were incredibly impressed. This is very much top drawer stuff – incredible purity, balance, and a real energy to the wines which we both adored. Thanks again RW & RP!

I immediately started investigating, and discovered his range – small production wines from the cooler climates of South Africa, focusing primarily on Syrah. There’s a real Jamet influence here (not unsurpsinginly given that Sam has been to visit & learn from Jamet) – there is some whole bunch fermentation but also the real purity and finesse that I get from Jamet’s wines.Sam & his team produce a variety of wines, but this is the last vintage of the ‘Experimental’ range – he is leaving these behind to focus on the Syrahs. These represent superb value in today’s wine market, and considering that Sam is only 25, I have no doubt that this is a great starting point on a long and very successful career. Get in now.

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2022 Minimalist Wines, Stars in the Dark Syrah, Elim 6x75cl

VM96
£150 / Case (Excl. UK Duty & VAT)£199.22 / Case (Incl. UK Duty & VAT)Duty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate
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In Bond£150£199.22Immediate1-2 days

In Bond wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. If In Bond wines are purchased for storage in a bonded warehouse or for export - no UK Duty or VAT will be payable. If In Bond wines are purchased for delivery to a UK address - UK Duty and VAT is required to be paid before the delivery can take place.

Immediate wines are available for immediate storage or delivery as per your instructions.

2022 Minimalist Wines, Stars in the Dark Syrah, Elim 1x75cl

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£25 / Bottle (Excl. UK Duty & VAT)£33.20 / Bottle (Incl. UK Duty & VAT)Duty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate
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In Bond£25£33.20Immediate1-2 days

In Bond wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. If In Bond wines are purchased for storage in a bonded warehouse or for export - no UK Duty or VAT will be payable. If In Bond wines are purchased for delivery to a UK address - UK Duty and VAT is required to be paid before the delivery can take place.

Immediate wines are available for immediate storage or delivery as per your instructions.

2022 Minimalist Wines, Connect the Dots, Western Cape 6x75cl

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£90 / Case (Excl. UK Duty & VAT)£127.22 / Case (Incl. UK Duty & VAT)Duty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate
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In Bond£90£127.22Immediate1-2 days

In Bond wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. If In Bond wines are purchased for storage in a bonded warehouse or for export - no UK Duty or VAT will be payable. If In Bond wines are purchased for delivery to a UK address - UK Duty and VAT is required to be paid before the delivery can take place.

Immediate wines are available for immediate storage or delivery as per your instructions.

2022 Minimalist Wines, Experimental Red, Elgin 6x75cl

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£85 / Case (Excl. UK Duty & VAT)£121.22 / Case (Incl. UK Duty & VAT)Duty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate
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In Bond£85£121.22Immediate1-2 days

In Bond wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. If In Bond wines are purchased for storage in a bonded warehouse or for export - no UK Duty or VAT will be payable. If In Bond wines are purchased for delivery to a UK address - UK Duty and VAT is required to be paid before the delivery can take place.

Immediate wines are available for immediate storage or delivery as per your instructions.