Webb Ellis 2010

When I ask Neil Ellis if the Webb Ellis 2010 is the best wine to have ever come out of his cellar, he thinks for a while and then says, “To me, it’s more about emotion”. The wine has nothing to do with the Rugby World Cup and nor is it a collaboration with Gyles […]

June 2, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 results

The Test Kitchen by Luke Dale-Roberts in Woodstock, Cape Town has taken 28th spot in the annual The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. As with last year, The Test Kitchen also achieved Best Restaurant in Africa. The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français in Franschhoek was joint 88th with Zuma, […]

June 1, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Chenin Blanc 2013

Bar a 5 Star-rating in Platter’s, the Family Reserve Chenin Blanc 2013 from Kleine Zalze in Stellenbosch has picked up just about every accolade possible for a wine: it recently won grand gold as well as being declared best white wine overall at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles while its achievements last year included gold […]

June 1, 2015
by Christian Eedes
with 3 Comments

Bosman Family Vineyards Optenhorst Chenin Blanc 2012

Grapes for the Optenhorst Chenin Blanc from Bosman Family Vineyards come from a Wellington block planted in 1952, understood to be the fourth oldest in the country. The current-release 2012 is the smartest rendition of this wine yet. The wine was fermented and matured for nine months in 228-litre barrels, 12.5% new and the oaking […]

May 29, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Craven Pinot Noir 2014

The Pinot Noir made by Mick and Janine Craven from grapes grown in Faure, Stellenbosch gets better and better gaining a little extra gravitas with each passing vintage. The 2014 (Wine Cellar price: R135 a bottle) combines delicacy with detail – there’s far more going on that its 10.9% alcohol by volume might suggest. On […]

May 28, 2015
by Christian Eedes
with 1 Comment

Shiraz SA Wine Challenge 2015 results

Results of the third annual Shiraz SA Wine Challenge were announced yesterday. The top 12 were as follows: Bellingham The Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah 2013 Cederberg 2013 Driehoek 2012 Eagles’ Nest 2012 Fairview Eenzaamheid 2013 Groot Constantia 2013 La Vigne Single Vineyard 2007 Rustenberg Buzzard Kloof Syrah 2011 Strandveld First Sighting 2012 Uva Mira […]

May 28, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2015 results

Results of the fourteenth annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced earlier today. Old Mutual Trophy for Most Successful Producer Overall Rustenberg Wines Trophy for Best Shiraz, Old Mutual Trophy for Best Red Wine Overall Fleur du Cap Shiraz 2013 Grande Roche Trophy for Best White Blend, Old Mutual Trophy for the Best White […]

May 27, 2015
by Christian Eedes
with 10 Comments

Neethlingshof The Owl Post Pintoage 2013

De Wet Viljoen, cellarmaster of Neethlingshof in Stellenbosch, is also vice-chairman of the Pinotage Association, and as a result you can’t help scrutinising his take on the variety a little more closely. The Owl Post Pinotage 2013 is part of Neethlingshof’s top-tier Short Story Collection with a cellar-door price of R180 a bottle. On the […]

May 26, 2015
by Christian Eedes
with 0 Comments
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