The Old Vine Series Soldaat 2016

By winemaker Eben Sadie’s own admission, the drought of 2016 caused this Piekenierskloof vineyard of Grenache to ripen slightly more than usual. The result is more black fruit than usual – mulberry, bramble and a certain olive-like quality to go with top notes of scrub and purple flowers. The palate is medium-bodied with lemon-like acidity […]

August 25, 2017
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Kruger Family Wines Old Vines Cinsault 2017

Johan Kruger, previously of Sterhuis in Stellenbosch, now has his own label called simply Kruger Family Wines and the first bottling to catch the eye is the Old Vines Cinsault 2017. Grapes from a 64-year-old Piekenierskloof vineyard, fermentation involved 25% whole bunch and maturation lasted six months in older small French oak barrels. On the […]

August 24, 2017
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De Kleine Wijn Koöp portfolio tasting

De Kleine Wijn Koöp is a side-project of Rohan Etsebeth and Jan Solms of Stellenbosch design studio Fanakalo plus videographer and good friend Faan Rabie allowing the three to put some niche wines in cool packaging. It all started when they got some wine as payment in kind for some design work for a leading […]

August 23, 2017
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Spioenkop Riesling 2016

If great Pinot Noir out of South Africa is elusive, then great Riesling even more so. Koen Roose of Spioenkop in Elgin, however, has made one the best examples of local Riesling yet in the case of his 2016, the analysis something special to start with: Alc 12.5%, RS 3.4g/l, TA 8.0g/l and pH 3.1. […]

August 22, 2017
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Breedekloof Makers new releases

Breedekloof Makers, the producer body consisting of 12 wineries from the region intent on uplifting their collective image through premium Chenin Blanc, continues to impress. On Friday, an opportunity to taste all the current-release wines side by side and the overall quality was generally very high. A minor criticism is that in some instances, oak-derived […]

August 21, 2017
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Swerwer Red 2016

Whereas previous vintage of Swerwer as made by Jasper Wickens consisted of Cinsaut, Grenache and Syrah, the 2016 sees the Syrah replaced by Tinta Barocca, the precise break-down being 48% Cinsaut, 40% Grenache and 12% Tinta Barocca. I’m not sure there’s a radical difference in the end-result although the 2016 is perhaps a little sturdier, […]

August 21, 2017
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The Old Vine Series Mev. Kirsten 2016

The wine that is Mev. Kirsten in Eben Sadie’s Old Vine Series – from Stellenbosch vines planted between 1905 and 1920 – has always been remarkable for its depth but the 2016 is the best yet on account of an extra freshness that previous vintages arguably lacked. On the nose, there’s a top note of […]

August 21, 2017
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Arcangeli maiden releases

Arcangeli is the new name for what was Bot River property Feiteiras Vineyards, longtime wine marketer Krige Visser now trying his hand at winemaking (read more here). The maiden releases are off-centre without being entirely esoteric, tasting notes and ratings for the as follows: Arcangeli Romulus Nebbiolo 2016 Wine Cellar price: R235 From Breedekloof grapes. […]

August 17, 2017
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