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Restless River new releases

The wines of Upper Hemel-en-Aarde property Restless River, despite much local and international acclaim, have not fared that well in Winemag.co.za’s blind panel tastings...

Top six wines of November 2017

Here are our six most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Sadie Family Wines Columella 2015 - 97 (read original review here) Lismore Reserve Chardonnay...

Reyneke Reserve Red 2015

Reyneke Reserve Red 2015 is at that end of the market where the law of diminishing returns is a big factor - you have...

Shannon Vineyards Semillon 2016

James Downes of Shannon Vineyards in Elgin says that he and the winemaking team which is Gordon and Nadia Newton Johnson of Newton Johnson...

Jordan Sophia 2013

Many commentators argue that South African top-end wines sell at a discount relative to their international counterparts and a fascinating process is currently under...

Le Lude new releases

The Méthode Cap Classique offering from Franschhoek cellar Le Lude is now without doubt the most complicated in the country but the good news...

Wine Enthusiast’s Best of the Year 2017 lists – how SA...

A few SA wines feature on the Best of the Year lists of US publication Wine Enthusiast. These are: The Enthusiast 100 of 2017 76th place:...

Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2015

Hannibal from Hemel-en-Aarde Valley property Bouchard Finlayson is a sort of Tuscany-Burgundy-Piedmont-Rhône mash-up which arguably shouln’t work but does. The 2015 is a blend...