Kloovenburg Riebeekberg Syrah 2016

Kloovenburg is one of the larger Swartland farms where wine production vies with table grapes, olives and figs for attention. First bottling was in 1998 and the wines were for a long time made in a broadly popular style, decent enough but rather unremarkable. More recently, however, owner Pieter du Toit has upped the ante […]

September 14, 2017
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Tim Atkin South Africa Special Report 2017

The sixth annual Tim Atkin South Africa Special Report 2017 is now out. Special acknowledgements as follows: Winemakers of the year: Chris and Andrea Mullineux Young Winemaker of the year: Mark Le Roux of Wateford Winemaking Legend: Neil Ellis Overall White Wine of the Year: Sadie Family Kokerboom 2016 Overall Red Wine of the Year: […]

September 13, 2017
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Mullineux Essence 2012

Andrea Mullinuex says of her fixation with straw wine that it is an effort to “showcase the sun” – botrytis is difficult to obtain locally while harvesting late means forfeiting acidity so instead she opts for grapes that have been dried which has the effect of “concentrating everything”. Mullineux Essence 2012 is from Chenin Blanc […]

September 13, 2017
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Lowerland Tolbos Tannat 2016

Jancis Robinson terms Tannat a “tannic monster” while winemaker Lukas van Loggerenberg says it’s got “ballas”. The Lowerland Tolbos 2016 as crafted by Van Loggerenberg from grapes grown by friend Bertie Coetzee on his farm in Prieska, Norther Cape is, however, not nearly as intimidating as the above descriptions might lead you to think. Aromatically, […]

September 12, 2017
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Mullineux Single Terroir new releases

It’s fascinating how different winemakers react to the Western Cape’s extended drought, Andrea and Chris Mullineux’s Single Terroir wines seemingly as assured as ever. Mullineux Granite Chenin Blanc 2016 Wine Cellar price: R530 Grapes from two Paardeberg vineyards. A top note of fresh herbs before white peach and yellow earth on the nose. Great fruit […]

September 12, 2017
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David & Nadia Old Bush Vines Authentic Series 2016

The 2016 vintage marks the third time these single-vineyard wines from David and Nadia Sadie have been made and seem to get more accomplished each year. Hoë Steen Chenin Blanc 2016 Price: R550 a bottle From a 1966 vineyard planted on mixed soils between Malmesbury and Darling. A haunting nose of pear, white peach, dried […]

September 11, 2017
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Solace Syrah 2015

The Swartland has pretty much taken ownership of top-end Syrah but Solace from Elgin property Iona demonstrates that other districts might also want to lay claim to the variety. 2015 is the second vintage of this wine and shows even more assurance on the part of the winemaker Werner Muller. The nose shows red fruit, […]

September 7, 2017
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Savage Are We There Yet? 2016

From Touriga Nacional, this is a new wine from Duncan Savage, the grapes largely sourced from David Trafford’s Malgas project. On the nose, dark fruit, earth, spice plus a vague floral note in the background.  Relatively rich on the palate with moderate acidity and not too tannic on the finish. Lots of hipster appeal. Approximate […]

September 6, 2017
by Christian
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