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Kaapzicht The 1952 Cinsault 2016

This wine was made by Danie Steytler Jnr of Kaapzicht using grapes sourced from a 1952 block, planted on Bellevue and the second oldest...

Kaapzicht Kliprug Bush Vine Chenin Blanc vs The 1947 Chenin Blanc...

Do old vines matter? Fascinating to drink side by side Kliprug Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2016 (off a vineyard planted in 1982) next to...

FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 2017 winners

Results of the 2017 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition have just been announced, the winners as follows: Boschendal De Werf 2016 Diemersdal Winter Ferment 2017 Groot...

Intellego Kedungu 2016

If you’re a “natural wine” fan, then the wines of Jurgen Gouws are worth seeking out. He worked with the maverick Craig Hawkins at...

Intellego Elementis 2016

One of my favourite movie and wine pairings of all time was Quentin Tarrantino’s Pulp Fiction and a previous vintage of Elementis from Swartland...

Black Elephant Vintners The Dark Side of the Vine Semillon 2015

From Boekenhoutskloof to Alheit La Colline, Franschhoek old-vine Semillon has been responsible for some of South Africa’s most captivating wines in recent times. Now...

Luddite Saboteur White 2017

There are more polished white blends out there but there are few as compelling as the Saboteur White from Niels Verburg of Luddite in...

“Smells like burnt matches” – how much reductions is a good...

At the second annual Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium held recently, the formal seminar culminated in a blind tasting pitching the best of the district against...