2017 CWG Auction Wines rated

The 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction takes place at the Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch on Saturday, 30 September. There are 61 wines on offer and I attended a blind tasting held for the media yesterday. Ratings as follows: 95 Adi Badenhorst and Duncan Savage Love Boat Red 2016 W.O. Swartland. 65% Shiraz, 27% Grenache, […]

September 1, 2017
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Top five wines of August 2017

Here are our five most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Raats Eden Cabernet Franc 2015 – 97 (read original review here) Sadie Family Wines The Old Vine Series Skurfberg 2016 – 96 (read original review here) B Vintners Haarlem to Hope 2016 – 95 (read original review here) Raats Eden Chenin Blanc 2015 […]

September 1, 2017
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Nitida wins Sylvain barrel

Best wine overall in the fifth annual Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report was the Nitida Coronata Integration 2016 and the prize for producing this a new 225-litre Sylvain Blanc barrel worth €805 (equivalent to R12 430 at the current exchange rate). Here Winemag.co.za editor Christian Eedes can be seen with Nitida owner Bernhard Veller […]

August 31, 2017
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Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report 2017

Winemag.co.za is pleased to release the fifth annual Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report (previously known as the White Hot Wine Awards). There were 38 blends entered from 34 producers while for the first time, Wooded Sauvignon Blanc was included, and here we had 18 examples from 15 producers. Wines to rate 90 points or […]

August 30, 2017
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Eden High Density Single Vineyard new releases

When Bruwer Raats set about establishing 0.2ha of Cabernet Franc and 0.6ha of Chenin Blanc on his Polkadraai property during the mid-2000s, his point of departure was “quality by design” which saw him undertake the most rigorous soil preparation, careful selection of clones and high density plantings (1 x 1.2m – the equivalent of 8 […]

August 30, 2017
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Diemersdal Winter Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Thys Louw of Diemersdal continues to set the pace when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc. The latest addition to this Durbanville property’s extensive range of wines from the variety is the Winter Ferment 2017. Louw had heard rumour of producers in both New Zealand and Sancerre, France making wine from juice after it had been […]

August 29, 2017
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The Old Vine Series Skurfberg 2016

Eben Sadie’s Skurfberg 2016 from Chenin Blanc planted between 1940 and 1955 up the West Coast pretty much in the middle of nowhere, is staggeringly good. On the nose, dried herbs and flowers, before citrus, peach, apple and vanilla pod. The palate shows extraordinary fruit density plus a little bit of phenolic grip making this […]

August 28, 2017
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Tamboerskloof Syrah 2014

If you like your Syrah dark and deep, the Tamboerskloof from Kleinood in Stellenbosh is one of the most reliable around. The 2014 has just been released and it’s on song. Including 2% Mourvèdre and 2% Viognier, the wine was matured for 19 months in 500-litre barrels, 16% new. On the nose, red and black […]

August 28, 2017
by Christian
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