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La Petite Ferme Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016

Franschhoek property La Petite Ferme came under new ownership in 2015 with Wikus Pretorius, previously of Haskell Vineyards, appointed as winemaker in October of...

Rousseau Sacharia Wooded Sauvignon Blanc 2016

If the 2015 vintage of Sacharia Wooded Sauvignon Blanc from former Constantia Uitsig viticulturist and winemaker André Rousseau was a bit workmanlike (see here),...

La Motte Méthode Cap Classique 2013

Méthode Cap Classique is difficult category to judge because 1) it’s so technically complicated to produce and 2) there is disagreement among judges as...

Eenzaamheid Cinsaut 2015

W.O. Paarl. Red boiled sweets, earth and spice plus a slight note of nail polish remover. The palate is light and cheery (alcohol 12.5%)...

Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Including 4% Semillon, this wine from Elgin producer Iona is extraordinarily expressive right now with notes of granadilla and pineapple to the fore on...

Reyneke Reserve Red 2014

I confess that I’m not sure what to think of biodynamics – part of me thinks it’s bogus and another part of me finds...

Le Riche Richesse 2014

How to account for the fun factor when assessing wine? The Richesse 2014 from Stellenbosch cellar sees Cinsaut included in a wine that was...

Van Wyk Olivia Grace 2016

Constantia Glen winemaker Justin van Wyk recently launched two of his own, the Van Wyk Family Wines label depicting a ram as Van Wyk...
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