Lourensford Reserve White Blend 2012

A lot of Sauvignon Blanc could do with some jazzing up and that’s precisely what Lourensford in Somerset West has done with its Reserve White Blend 2012. Consisting of 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 13% Chardonnay and 2% Viognier, there was discreet use of oak during fermentation, maturation on the lees lasting seven months. The nose displays […]

December 16, 2016
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Gabriëlskloof The Blend 2015

The 2013 vintage of The Blend from Bot River property Gabriëlskloof won the trophy for the best in class at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show before winning double gold at the Six Nations Wine Challenge and the recently released 2015 again impresses. From 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 14% Petit Verdot and […]

December 15, 2016
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Beeslaar Pinotage 2015

The Beeslaar Pinotage 2015 is the sort of wine you get when the person behind it is utterly on top of his game. This is the own label of Abrie Beeslaar, winemaker at Kanonkop, and his deftness with this sometimes tricky variety is all over this wine. A not too shabby vintage clearly also helped. […]

December 14, 2016
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Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2016

While you can get excellent entry-level Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc at the same price is usually pretty bland stuff and if you want some excitement from the latter variety you have to be prepared to drop some cash. The Constantia Glen 2016 is R150 a bottle but is well worth the money. The 2016 vintage […]

December 14, 2016
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De Krans Tritonia White 2015

Calitzdorp cellar De Krans has shown some admirable innovation in recent times. The flagship Tritonia Red 2014, a blend of 67% Touriga Nacional, 22% Tinta Roriz, 6% Tinta Barocca and 5% Tinta Amarella (R160 a bottle) rated 87 on the 100-point quality scale in the Laurium Capital Signature Red Blend Report earlier this year and […]

December 13, 2016
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Op Sy Moer 2016

Neil Ellis Wines have traditionally been strictly according to the rules and hence about as reliable a wine investment as you can get but that all changes with the Op Sy Moer 2016 by Warren Ellis, a blend of 37% Palomino 33% Grenache Blanc and 30% Chenin Blanc from Piekenierskloof made with 15% whole bunch […]

December 12, 2016
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Mariëtte Chenin Blanc 2015

Mariëtte Chenin Blanc 2015 is the flagship offering from Stofberg Family Vineyards, another of the Breedekloof producers intent on making a name with this particular variety. From a 33-year-old vineyard, the wine was fermented and matured for nine months in second-fill 225-litre barrels. The nose shows a little volatile acidity as well as notes of […]

December 12, 2016
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Saurwein Nom Pinot Noir 2015

Jessica Saurwein’s day job is managing sales and marketing for Stellenbosch property Kleinood but she’s also a trained winemaker and in 2015, she made a Pinot Noir from a Kaaimansgat vineyard near Villiersdorp, 18% whole bunch fermentation, nine months in French oak, a third new – just three barrels made. Very pretty aromatics with notes […]

December 9, 2016
by Christian
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