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Paul Cluver Estate Pinot Noir 2016

The shortcomings of cork as a wine closure – taint and random bottle oxidation – are pointed out ad nauseam by its detractors but...

Paul Cluver Woolworths Cabernet Franc Reserve 2010

Yesterday a tasting of the new release wines made by Paul Cluver Estate on behalf of retailer Woolworths. Scores and tasting notes as follows: Ferricrete...

Mullineux Old Vines White 2016

Andrea Mullineux of Mullineux Family Wines counts the creation of the Chenin-based white blend as one of the major achievements to arise out of...

Bushmanspad Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

When the results of the recent Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report were uploaded on to Facebook, Menno Schaafsma, owner of Bushmanspad near Bonnievale, jokingly suggested...

Laurent-Perrier Brut-LP vs. Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel 2005

When it comes to bottle-fermented sparkling wine, the conventional wisdom is that local producers will never struggle to achieve ripeness relative to Champagne but...

Bellevue 1953 Pinotage 2016

Bellevue in Stellenbosch, famed for being one of the first farms to work with Pinotage, now has a top-end wine from a vineyard established...

Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 1994

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Sauvignon Blanc benchmark tasting

On Friday, Paul Cluver Estate in Elgin held a tasting to gauge the quality of its own Sauvignon Blanc against some of the other...