Who’s the Cape Winemakers Guild making wine for?

Before anybody entirely despairs of making money from wine, let us recall that record sales were achieved at last year’s Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, these amounting to R13 833 200 for 2 428 cases, average price per case being R5 697 (average price per bottle: R950), an increase of almost 24% year on year. […]

September 6, 2017
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Savage Follow the Line 2016

If Duncan Savage’s Red 2016 is characterized by reined-in power (see here), then Follow the Line is something of an alter-ego, the key characteristics being lightness and freshness. A blend of 41% Cinsaut, 35% Grenache and 24% Syrah, it shows red and black fruit, white pepper and fynbos on the nose. It’s fruit-forward in the […]

September 5, 2017
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BLANKBottle Orbitofrontal Cortex 2016

Pieter Walser, winner of the Grand Prix at the Wine Label Design Awards 2015, has always eschewed conventional means of marketing his wines relying on QR codes and the Internet to tell his story and then trusting in word-of-mouth recommendations but now says that his business has grown to such an extent that you may […]

September 4, 2017
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2017 CWG Auction Wines rated

The 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction takes place at the Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch on Saturday, 30 September. There are 61 wines on offer and I attended a blind tasting held for the media yesterday. Ratings as follows: 95 Adi Badenhorst and Duncan Savage Love Boat Red 2016 W.O. Swartland. 65% Shiraz, 27% Grenache, […]

September 1, 2017
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Eden High Density Single Vineyard new releases

When Bruwer Raats set about establishing 0.2ha of Cabernet Franc and 0.6ha of Chenin Blanc on his Polkadraai property during the mid-2000s, his point of departure was “quality by design” which saw him undertake the most rigorous soil preparation, careful selection of clones and high density plantings (1 x 1.2m – the equivalent of 8 […]

August 30, 2017
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Diemersdal Winter Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Thys Louw of Diemersdal continues to set the pace when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc. The latest addition to this Durbanville property’s extensive range of wines from the variety is the Winter Ferment 2017. Louw had heard rumour of producers in both New Zealand and Sancerre, France making wine from juice after it had been […]

August 29, 2017
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The Old Vine Series Skurfberg 2016

Eben Sadie’s Skurfberg 2016 from Chenin Blanc planted between 1940 and 1955 up the West Coast pretty much in the middle of nowhere, is staggeringly good. On the nose, dried herbs and flowers, before citrus, peach, apple and vanilla pod. The palate shows extraordinary fruit density plus a little bit of phenolic grip making this […]

August 28, 2017
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Tamboerskloof Syrah 2014

If you like your Syrah dark and deep, the Tamboerskloof from Kleinood in Stellenbosh is one of the most reliable around. The 2014 has just been released and it’s on song. Including 2% Mourvèdre and 2% Viognier, the wine was matured for 19 months in 500-litre barrels, 16% new. On the nose, red and black […]

August 28, 2017
by Christian
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