Cape Bordeaux Red Blend comparative tasting

To mark the upcoming launch of Series C 2015 from Vilafonté, a blind tasting was convened which would see it included in a line-up next to nine of its more notable peers. Vilafonté is of, course, the Paarl property jointly owned by Warwick’s Mike Ratcliffe and eminent US wine personalities Phil Freese and Zelma Long. […]

October 20, 2017
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Durbanville Hills The Tangram White 2016

The Tangram White 2016 is Durbanville Hill’s first commercial release of a Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blend and it’s smart. Consisting of 88% Sauvignon Blanc and 12% Semillon, maturation lasted 10 months in 300-, 500- and 600-litre barrels, a combination of new and used. The nose shows blackcurrant, white peach and naartjie while the palate is rich […]

October 19, 2017
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Book now for our Chardonnay public tasting – Cape Town

Please join Winemag.co.za for an informative seated tasting of some the top performing wines in the Prescient Chardonnay Report 2017. The tasting will be presented by Winemag.co.za editor Christian Eedes plus Nico Grobler of Eikendal and Rianie Strydom of Dabar. Wines included in the line-up: Dabar 2016 Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve 2016 Eikendal 2016 Evidence […]

October 18, 2017
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The Prescient Chardonnay Report 2017

The seventh annual Chardonnay Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. There were 91 entries from 63 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale. Wines to rate 90 or higher were as follows: 95 Delaire Graff […]

October 18, 2017
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Allée Bleue Black Series Old Vine Pinotage 2016

Yesterday Allée Bleue launched The Black Series, a collection of ultra-premium, single-variety wines many bottled in magnums. These include a Banghoek Chardonnay 2014 matured for 11 months in 100% new barrels and then a further 17 months in fifth fill – a “late bottled vintage” take on the variety according to winemaker Van Zyl Du […]

October 18, 2017
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The Raptor Post Red 2016

The Raptor Post Red 2016 from Fable Mountain Vineyards is a great little find – a blend of 50% Grenache, 39% Syrah and 11% Mourvèdre, it provides terrific quality relative to its price of R100 a bottle. Fermentation was spontaneous, a small portion whole bunch and maturation lasted 12 months in older 500-litre barrels. The […]

October 17, 2017
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Amazing Grace Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Amazing Grace Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (or La Petite Vigne The Daniel Collection Amazing Grace Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 to give it its full name) is made by Kevin Swart, also a partner in Black Elephant Vintners, as a tribute to his late father Daniel Johannes Swart. Fruit for the 2014 is from Swart’s Franschhoek farm, two […]

October 16, 2017
by Christian
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Win one of two RMB WineX packages including the following: Two entrance tickets Two Mastrantonio deli vouchers (for use at the show) 2 Riedel Ouverture White Wine glasses and 2 Riedel Ouverture Red Wine glasses (combined worth approximately R600) RMB WineX takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 25 to 27 October. You will have […]

October 14, 2017
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