Highlands Road Sauvignon Blanc White Reserve 2015

Elgin property Highlands Road, which has a high reputation for its Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blend called Sine Cera, recently released an ultra-premium single-variety Sauvignon Blanc. From the 2015 vintage, it was tank fermented and then had 22 months on its primary lees in fourth-fill French oak. It was originally aged in order to go into the […]

April 25, 2017
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Recipe: Tandoori chicken and cucumber wraps

This Indian inspired meal is healthy, tasty and easy to make. Serves 4 Ingredients: Wraps 1 cup (250ml) bread flour ½ tsp (2.5ml) salt ½ tsp (2.5ml) baking powder 15g butter ¼ cup (60ml) warm water Filling 400g skinless chicken thighs, deboned and thinly sliced 2 tbsp (30ml) Tandoori paste ½ cup (125ml) Greek yoghurt […]

April 25, 2017
by Christian
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Mount Sutherland Syrah 2013

Super Single Vineyards sees Daniël de Waal making wines under two labels, namely Mount Sutherland and Pella, grapes for the former sourced from a sheep farm near Sutherland in the Karoo and for the latter from around Stellenbosch. The 2012 vintage of Mount Sutherland Syrah was not only best in category but best red wine […]

April 24, 2017
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Alto M.P.H.S 2007 – 2012

The 2012 vintage of the flagship red blend from Stellenbosch property Alto has just been released, and to mark the occasion, a tasting of this and the two previous vintages to date, namely 2007 and 2011. Unfortunately, the 2007 which is available from Vinoteque.co.za at R1 144 a bottle is not looking good – a […]

April 21, 2017
by Christian
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Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2017: Call for entries

Entries for the Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2017 (previously the Red Hot Wine Awards) are now open –  the style defined as wines made from two or more of the following varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot (no other varieties permitted). Wines will be tasted blind by a three-person panel […]

April 21, 2017
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Vuurberg White 2016

“These go to eleven,” is an idiom coined in the movie This Is Spinal Tap, where the guitarist proudly demonstrates an amplifier whose volume knobs are marked from zero to eleven, instead of the usual zero to ten and that’s also what you get from the Vuurberg wines as made by Donovan Rall. Tasting notes […]

April 20, 2017
by Christian
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10 Year Old Wine Awards 2017: Results

Winemag.co.za is pleased to present the 10 Year Old Wine Awards 2017 – featuring wines from the 2007 vintage. 72 entries from 41 producers were received and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by the three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale. Wines to rate 90 or higher on the […]

April 19, 2017
by Christian
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La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc 2016 from La Motte is a blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Semillon – the Sauvignon Blanc from vineyards in Elgin, Bot River, Elim and Napier and the Semillon from Elim, the wine consequently carrying the fairly new origin designation of Cape South Coast. On the nose, a floral top note […]

April 19, 2017
by Christian
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