Paul Roos Die Filantroop 2015

Paul Roos Farming is a BEE project in Stellenbosch, sales of the wines made under this label providing funding for education of the workers’ children. Paul Roos Die Skoolhoof 2015 Price: R225 76% Chenin Blanc, 24% Chardonnay. Spontaneous fermentation in 300-litre barrels, 18% new. A subtle nose of citrus and peach, ginger and spice plus […]

March 31, 2017
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Lismore Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Previous vintages of the Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc from Lismore in Greyton have been pleasurable if somewhat idiosyncratic but winemaker Samantha O’Keefe has got it spot on in the case of the 2015. Including 20% of grapes from Bot River on account of her own vineyards bearing a particularly small crop, the wine was fermented […]

March 29, 2017
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Leeu Passant range

Andrea and Chris Mullineux who have established an exceptional reputation working with Swartland vineyards have been working on a new project with Indian businessman Analjit Singh for the past few years, grapes sourced from across the Cape. The first of these wines from the 2015 vintage and carrying the Leeu Passant label have now been […]

March 26, 2017
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Kanonkop Pinotage 2015

If light and pretty is  the fashion of the day when it comes to wine, the Pinotage 2015 from Stellenbosch property Kanonkop is anything but. Matured for 18 months in French oak, 75% new and possessing an alcohol of 14.8%, this wine has plenty of grunt. A compelling nose of plums, cherries, earth, vanilla and […]

March 24, 2017
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Stellenrust Old Bushvine Cinsaut 2015

Perhaps Cinsaut is no different from any other grape – some from very special sites (Badenhorst’s Ramnasgra ir Sadie’s Pofadder, for instance) will scale the heights of greatness, others will be be enjoyable, everyday drinking and still others will be a bit simple. Stellenrust Old Bushvine 2015 seems to fall in the middle category. From […]

March 23, 2017
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Bloemendal Suider Terras Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Durbanville property Bloemendal is one of the ventures that Shimmy Luxury Collection has a stake in, the luxury hospitality group, which is headed up by  entrepreneur Nicky van der Walt, also involved in the running of Shimmy Beach Club and Sea Point hotel The Ritz. Management appear keen to take Bloemendal to the next level, […]

March 22, 2017
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Desiderius Pongrácz 2009

Pongrácz is one of Distell’s bubbly brands and Desiderius Pongrácz is the flagship in the range, the recently released 2009 selling for R449 a bottle. A blend of 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, this typically spends a minimum of 72 months on the lees. The nose shows citrus, apple and peach, some brioche and a […]

March 21, 2017
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Cirrus Syrah 2013

Cirrus Wines is a partnership between Jean Engelbrecht of Rust en Vrede in Stellenbosch and the Duncan family of Silver Oak in Napa Valley, California dating from 2003. This enterprise doesn’t seem to get much airtime but the 2013, currently available from Wine Cellar at R255 a bottle, is quite striking. Made by Coenie Snyman […]

March 17, 2017
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