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Neil Ellis Bottelary Hills Pinotage 2015

As we all know, Pinotage is a hit-and-miss affair. Get it wrong and the resulting wines can appear particularly disjointed. Get it right, however,...

Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut 2012 vs 2013

Mèthode Cap Classique showed extremely well at this year’s Veritas with no less than seven wines winning double gold (see here), two of these...

Flotsam & Jetsam Cinsault 2017

Alheit Vineyards are proudly a white-wine-only operation so how to accommodate the need for some quaffable red? Flotsam & Jetsam Cinsault is designed to...

Flotsam & Jetsam Chenin Blanc 2017

Chris and Suzaan Alheit of Alheit Vineyards have spent much time searching for interesting old Chenin Blanc vineyards to supply their first-label wines, anything...

Solms Delta Terroir Collection Grenache 2015

What is to become of Solms Delta, the Franschhoek property which has tried hard than many to address transformation issues? Under business rescue, winemaker...

Eagle’s Cliff Pinotage 2017

The beauty of blind tastings is that rank outsiders are in with a chance. The category for this year’s Diners Club Winemaker of the...

Die Kat se Snor Pinot Noir 2014

Die Kat se Snor Pinot Noir is an own-label project of Gerhard Smith, currently of La Vierge but who will soon be taking up...

Beaumont Starboard NV

To write about Starboard NV from Bot River property Beaumont or not to write about it? It’s Fortified Dessert Wine of the Year in...