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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...

Muratie Ansela van der Caab 2007

Francois Conradie arrived at Muratie as winemaker in December 2005 and the wines from this Stellenbosch property have been getting better and better ever...

Viljoensdrft River Grandeur Cape Blend 2009

High alcohols on South African wines has been much debated in recent times but what of the matter of residual sugars which also seem...

Beyerskloof Faith 2008

A tasting of ten examples of red blends featuring Pinotage, the line-up including wines that have come to the fore in one context or...

Edgebaston GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

As featured in the May issue of Business Day WANTED: “The G.S. Cabernet Sauvignon is made in honour of George Spies and his legendary...