Altydgedacht Barbera 2008

Massimo’s Pizza Club run by Massimo and Tracy Orione makes the best pizza in Cape Town by some distance. When we heard that this would be the last weekend it would be operating from its old premises in Hout Bay before re-opening in Spring at an as yet undisclosed new location, we rushed to make […]

May 29, 2010
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Remhoogte Merlot Reserve 2007

It’s all change at Remhoogte, the Simonsberg property owned by Murray Boustred and family. The partnership with high-profile consultant Michel Rolland dating from2001 was terminated earlier this year, and the Boustreds are going to market with an overhauled range. Flagship during the Rolland years was an ambitious Pinotage blend called Bonne Nouvelle but Boustred admits […]

May 28, 2010
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What “Skywalker” drank on 27.05

Skywalker says: “Leacock 1952 Jubilee Selection Verdelho. I’ve been enjoying for the last few nights; lively as the day it was made.”

May 28, 2010
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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
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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
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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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