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Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition 2015 winners

Results of the 19th annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition were announced today. There were 154 entries in total and the winners are as follows: Altydgedacht 2013 Ayama 2013 Diemerdal Reserve 2014 Flagstone Writer’s Block Pinotage 2013 Groot Constantia Pinotage 2013 Kanonkop 2012 Neethlingshof 2014 Overhex Wines International Survivor 2014 Rijk’s Reserve 2011 Windmeul Reserve [...]

August 28, 2015
by Christian
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Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge 2015 winners

Results of the second annual Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, convened by the producer body known as the Chenin Blanc Association, are now out. There were 145 entries in total and the winning wines are as follows: Aeternitas Wines 2010 Price: R120 Boutinot Tea Leaf 2014 Price: R74 DeMorgenzon Reserve 2014 Price: R210 [...]

August 28, 2015
by Christian
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Naudé Old Vines Cinsault 2014

New wines from Ian Naudé of Adoro, the Stellenbosch cellar that has the same owners as Benriach Distillery in Speyside, Scotland. Tasting notes and ratings as follows: Naudé White 2010 Price: R90 39% Chenin Blanc, 31% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc. From multiple vineyards across the Western Cape, all the Chenin and approximately 60% of the [...]

August 28, 2015
by Christian
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Lateganskop No. 102 Dessert Wine

We all know that Breedekloof produces some delicious fortifieds, but Lateganskop makes one with a difference. Willem Hendrik Lategan, grandfather of current winemaker Heinrich, lived for 102 years and hence the name. It’s from Hanepoot and consists of a blend predominantly from the 2008 and 2009 vintages but also including a 15% portion from some [...]

August 27, 2015
by Christian
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Marthélize Tredoux: Yet more on wine scoring

Forgive me for raising the old chestnut of wines scores but there’s been a lot of chatter around the subject just recently. Some in anticipation of Tim Atkins’ SA Report that was released yesterday, some around Platter’s (the tasting panel have been at it for a while now) and some just general opinion. As expected [...]

August 27, 2015
by Marthelize Tredoux
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Tim Atkin MW’s South Africa Special Report 2015 released

Tim Atkin MW has released his third annual South Africa Special Report. The publication, which runs to almost 150 pages, includes wines and winemakers of the year for the first time, these being: Winemaker of the Year: Eben Sadie of Sadie Family Wines Young Winemaker of the Year: Morné Vrey of Delaire Graff Overall White [...]

August 26, 2015
by Christian
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Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Semillon 2011

With the Cape weather not yet mild enough to make Sauvignon Blanc an enticing proposition, I thought I’d opt something rich and textural like a wooded Semillon with a bit of age on it. A 2010 from a leading Constantia producer under cork unfortunately showed premature oxidation and I therefore took no further chances and [...]

August 26, 2015
by Christian
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Restaurant review: Cornucopia

There is no obvious association between lentils and the Dunkeld shopping centre in Johannesburg. Generally this suburban arcade offers old money, posh nosh at inflated prices. It is home to the multi-award winning DW 11-13 and croissant sellers abound. It is the sort of spot where ladies who lunch lunch. And they tend not to [...]

August 26, 2015
by Anna Trapido
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