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Woolworths Signature Series

The new Signature Series range of wines from retailer Woolworths sees consultant Allan Mullins collaborating with some of the top names in the wine...

Reyneke Syrah 2015

While the accolades for recent vintages of the Syrah from biodynamic-certified Stellenbosch producer Reyneke have rolled in, I felt some were a little too...

Boekenhoutskloof Semillon 2015

South Africa’s old vines and their potential to produce wines of greatness is very much under discussion right now but Boekenhoutskloof have been working...

Landau du Val Semillon 2014

Old-vine Semillon from Franschhoek really is something special – think Boekenhoutskloof, Alheit La Colline and, of course, Landau du Val, the 2014 vintage from...

Delheim Vaaldraai Cabernet Franc 2014

Delheim has launched its first single-variety Cabernet Franc, named Vaaldraai after the vineyard which supplied the grapes and very nicely judged it is, too....

Vintage Port tasting

One of the curiosities of the list of 5-Star wines in Platter’s 2018 is that there is only one Port-style wine, namely the Delaire...

Sijnn Touriga Nacional 2014

The Touriga Nacional 2014 from David Trafford’s Malgas property Sijnn is a perfectly proportioned giant of a wine. Inky black in colour, the nose...

Bloemcool Tinto Fino 2014

Bloemcool is Paarl cellar Fairview’s experimental label and to celebrate International Tempranillo Day which occurred on 9 November, a bottle of the Tinto Fino...