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Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 1998

Those luckily enough to have tasted Pinotage from the 1970s will know that the variety is capable of very good, even great wine. However,...

J.C. Le Roux Brut Non-vintage

Brunch today at The House of J.C. Le Roux to mark the launch of the cellar’s Brut Non-vintage. A jazz quartet serenaded us while...

Theo Minges Dornfelder Trocken Pfalz 2001

“Stick this into a Pinot Noir line-up and nobody will be able to tell the difference,” said Laibach winemaker Francois van Zyl giving me...

Kloovenburg Shiraz 2008 vs. Zoetendal Shiraz 2008

Two examples of Shiraz, each sitting at different ends of the stylistic spectrum. The Kloovenburg being from the warm Swartland was rich and broad,...

Ladera Zahir Syrah 2009

In 2009, Charles Ochse was compelled by his father to leave his post as the winemaker in charge of white wines at Franschhoek Vineyards...

Constantia Uitsig Unwooded Chardonnay 2003

While I consider the Unwooded Chardonnay from Constantia Uitsig one of the better local examples around, I’ve always seen it as playing second fiddle...

Tulbagh Mountain Vineyards Woolworths Limited Release Spectrum 2008

Spectrum 2008 was made by Callie Louw during his brief stint at Tulbagh Mountain Vineyards and drinking it yesterday I can see why Marc...

Gabriëlskloof Viognier 2009

While I very much expect Maties to beat Ikeys as they duly did in last night’s Varsity Cup rugby match, I don’t expect to...