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Signature Red Blend Public Tasting – Johannesburg

Please join Winemag.co.za for an informative seated tasting of some the top performing wines in the Laurium Capital Signature Red Blend Report 2016. The tasting will be presented by Winemag.co.za editor Christian Eedes along with Tyrell Myburgh of Joostenberg and Izele van Blerk of KWV. Wines included in the line-up: Eikendal Charisma 201 Ernie Els […]

July 28, 2016
by Christian
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Signature Red Blend Public Tasting – Cape Town

Please join Winemag.co.za for an informative seated tasting of some the top performing wines in the Laurium Capital Signature Red Blend Report 2016. The tasting will be presented by Winemag.co.za editor Christian Eedes along with Tyrell Myburgh of Joostenberg and Gordon Newton Johnson of Newton Johnson Vineyards. Wines included in the line-up: Eikendal Charisma 201 […]

July 28, 2016
by Christian
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The Laurium Capital Signature Red Blend Report 2016

In conjunction with Laurium Capital, an asset management firm, Winemag.co.za is pleased to present the inaugural Signature Red Blend Report featuring wines distinctive of their South African producers. 63 entries from 46 producers were received and these were tasted blind (labels out of site) by the three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality […]

July 27, 2016
by Christian
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RisCura White Hot Wine Awards: Call for submissions

Announcing the fourth annual White Hot Wine Awards featuring Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends, convened by Winemag.co.za and sponsored by RisCura, a global financial services provider. A tasting is proposed to identify the best in the country and producers are invited to submit. Conditions of participation are: 1) wines submitted must be current release or soon to […]

July 25, 2016
by Christian
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Raats Original Unwooded Chenin Blanc 2015

My latest preoccupation is finding great examples of unwooded Chenin Blanc and Bruwer Raats has made a very good example in the case of his Original 2015, grapes from Stellenbosch vineyards planted on both granite and sandstone with an average age of 35 years. On the nose, a fynbos top note plus just a hint […]

July 29, 2016
by Christian
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The Fledge & Co. Syrah 2015

Leon Coetzee of The Fledge & Co. is reluctant to go on record as to where he sourced grapes for Syrah 2015 so let’s just say the vineyard’s on shale soils somewhere in the Klein Karoo. The nose is still very primary with notes of red, black and blue fruit, flowers and black pepper. It’s […]

July 28, 2016
by Christian
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Gäbrielskloof The Landscape Series Elodie Chenin Blanc 2015

The Reserve range from Gäbrielskloof in Bot River has been renamed the Landscape series, wine labels  featuring paintings by artist Niel Jonker. Winemaker Peter-Allan Finlayson sources grapes from around the Cape and a new wine in the series is a Swartland Chenin Blanc from the 2015 vintage called Elodie. Matured for eight months in old […]

July 28, 2016
by Christian
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Crystallum Cuvée Cinema Pinot Noir 2015

The 2015s of Peter-Allan Finlayson’s various takes on Pinot Noir under the Crystallum label were recently released and suffice to say, the hype surrounding this vintage seems very much justified. Tasting notes and ratings as follows: Crystallum Peter Max Pinot Noir 2015 Wine Cellar price: R215 Grapes sourced from Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, Overberg and […]

July 27, 2016
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Michael Fridjhon: Should we still care about ageing wine?

“And no man having drunk old wine desireth new; for he saith, ‘The old is good.’” The Gospels were clear on the value and importance of mature wine. Two thousand years later, in this, as in all matters intangible, there is less certainty. Retailers report that customers regularly reject the older vintages of a particular […]

July 27, 2016
by Michael Fridjhon
with 0 Comments
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