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Laborie Méthode Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs 2007

“Congratulations on your daughter’s second birthday,” said a friend. “You’ve  managed to get her this far, all limbs intact.” An excuse for a small...

Bartinney Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

On Friday, the launch of the maiden vintage 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon from Bartinney in the Banghoek ward of Stellenbosch. The wine spent 12 months...

David Aristargos 2010

Eben Sadie of Columella and Palladius fame is no longer the only Sadie you should be paying attention to. There’s Stormers centre Johann Sadie,...

Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 1988

Last night a meeting of our social tasting group, the theme of the evening sweet wines. We tasted blind and here’s how I scored the...

Vins D’Orrance Kama Chenin Blanc 2009

Lunch at top Cape Town restaurant Bizerca with Christophe Durand of Vins D’Orrance. He bought his maiden vintage 2009 Chenin Blanc called Kama (after...

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Shiraz 2007

Recently returned from the London International Wine Fair, Kobus Basson, owner of Kleine Zalze in Stellenbosch reports plenty of interest in “premium product”. How...

Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

When I reviewed the 2004 vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch property Meerlust recently, my overriding impression was of an austere, rather unyielding wine...

Boplaas Port Vintage Reserve Vertical

The late Tony Mossop, great wine aficionado and founder of top but fairly recent Calitzdorp Port property Axe Hill, apparently used to say that...