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Ashbourne Pinotage Cinsault 2017

Realising that Pinotage has gone largely overlooked by the Young Guns resident in the Swartland, Anthony Hamilton Russell and team have come up with...

Joostenberg The Family Blend 2016

The entry-level Family Blend 2015 from Joostenberg in Paarl was a decent enough drop (see here) but the 2016 is remarkable, offering some of...

Grangehurst 350 Celebration Vintage Pinotage 2009

According to Jan van Riebeek’s diary, wine was first made in the Cape on 2 February 1659. In 2009, Stellenbosch property Grangehurst harvested its...

Boschkloof Epilogue Syrah 2015

The 2015 vintage of Epilogue Syrah from Boschkloof in Stellenbosch seems altogether more sleek and powerful than the stand-out 2014. The nose is rather...

The Old Vine Series ‘T Voetpad 2016

A Swartland field blend of Chenin Blanc, Muscat, Palomino, Semillon and Semillon Gris, planted in stages from 1900 to 1928. A nose of mesmerizing...

The Foundry Roussanne 2016

Local plantings of Roussanne went from  11ha in 2006 to 75.5ha at the end of 2016, it’s propagation here presumably on account of its...

Spice Route Chenin Blanc 2016

There are stacks and stacks of damn tasty, cheap as chips Chenin Blanc from the Swartland, whether it be from the large-scale Riebeek Cellars...

MR de Compostella 2015

It takes supreme confidence in your intrinsic quality and a particular sense of marketing showmanship to put your wine up against acknowledged Old World...