What Philip Mostert drank last night 27.05

Philip Mostert says: “We had Chateau Curson Crozes-Hermitage 2005 and La Bascula Turret Fields Monastrell/Syrah 2005 from Jumilla, Spain.”

May 28, 2010
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Havana Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2010

The 2009 Sauvignon Blanc from Philadelphia winery rated 5 Stars in last year’s Top 10 competition run by WINE magazine, but when it emerged that the wine exceeded the maximum residual sugar of 5g/l specified as a condition of entry, the decision was taken to strip it of its rating. Why the fuss about RS? […]

May 26, 2010
by Christian
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Mulderbosch Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2005

UK wine writer Andrew Jefford recently made the observation that “In wine aesthetics, nothing is more dangerous than wine tasting unsupported by corroborative drinking.” I thought of this while consuming what turned out to be a superlative bottle of Mulderbosch Barrel Femented Chardonnay 2005 with fried hake, chips and peas for Sunday lunch. Regardless of […]

May 24, 2010
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Sterhuis Barrel Selection Chardonnay 2006

How long does top South African Chardonnay last? You know it ain’t going to be forever but for those of us who like secondary character, you want to push it as far as possible. Last night, we cooked nasi goreng with prawn and pork (except we didn’t have any pork so we use Stroganoff beef […]

May 20, 2010
by Christian
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Dornier Donatus White 2009

Stellenbosch winery Dornier is an operation that I have few fixed ideas about, good or bad. What to make of the flagship white blend Donatus White 2009? A cellar door price of R120 suggest that it’s not to be trifled with. It’s a blend of 77% Chenin Blanc sourced from the Swartland and 23% of […]

May 19, 2010
by Christian
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Haskell IV 2007

“It takes 20 years to become an overnight sensation,” says Grant Dodd, general manager of Haskell Vineyards. In which case the Stellenbosch property owned by Preston Haskell, an American businessman based in Moscow is tracking well. The maiden-release Pillars Shiraz 2007 has straightaway emerged as a local benchmark winning gold at the Old Mutual Trophy […]

May 15, 2010
by Christian
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Waterford Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

It was my wife’s birthday yesterday and being a woman of healthy appetites, she opted for a celebratory lunchtime steak. HQ restaurant and bar situated on Heritage Square in the Cape Town city centre was the destination. Here the menu is limited to a salad followed by a sirloin steak with café de Paris butter […]

May 13, 2010
by Christian
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Vilafonté Series C 2006

If Them Crooked Vultures, the alliance between Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Dave Grohl previously of Nirvana and now of Foo Fighters, and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin is a muso’s album, then Bordeaux-style red Vilafonté Series C 2006 is a winemaker’s wine. Series C ‘06 is imposing (it had enough presence […]

May 10, 2010
by Christian
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