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Opstal Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2016

Attie Louw, winemaker at Opstal in Slanghoek, relates that in 2016 in the case of the Carl Everson Chenin Blanc native yeast populations were...

Opstal The Barber Sémillon 2016

The Barber Sémillon 2016 from Slanghoek property Opstal is knock-out. Grapes from a vineyard planted in 1998, fermentation occurred spontaneously before maturation in old...

Vriesenhof Grenache 2015

The Grenache 2015 made from Piekenierskloof grapes by Vriesenhof shows red fruit and spice but also a definite meaty quality on the nose and...

L’Avenir Single Block Pinotage 2014

Though L’Avenir in Stellenbosch was once a proud independent with Mauritian-borne, former sugar trader Marc Wiehe as owner and the legendary Francois Naude Snr...

Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2017

The Sauvignon Blanc from Southern Right, the other Hemel-en-Aarde cellar that Anthony Hamilton Russell of Hamilton Russell Vineyards has a stake in, has always...

Porseleinberg Syrah 2015

The Syrah, from Boekenhoutkloof’s Swartland property and as made by Callie Louw, is now such a cult phenomenon that it sells out on release....

Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Klein Constantia winemaker Matt Day says that the 2016 was the earliest since 1986 and the wines are perhaps a tiny notch down on...

Zorgvliet Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Bernard Le Roux joined Zorgvliet in December 2013 after stints at first Vilafonté and then Noble Hill and is quietly going about uplifting the...