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Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2015

The 2015 vintage of Black Label Pinotage from Kanonkop is the best yet. From a vineyard planted in 1953, it is a wine that...

Newton Johnson Full Stop Rock 2014

While the various Hemel-en-Aarde wards are most commonly associated with grapes traditionally associated with Burgundy in the form of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Newton...

Sutherland Viognier Roussanne 2014

The white blend that is VR from Thelema’s Elgin property called Sutherland deserves to have a cult following. The newly released 2014 is once...

Rietvallei JMB Cabernet Franc 2013

Cabernet Franc devotees shouldn’t overlook the JMB 2013 from Rietvallei in Robertson. Matured for 26 months in 100% new oak, it’s none too slight...

Rietvallei Dark Cin Cinsaut 2015

The phenomenon that is local Cinsaut continues with the Dark Cin 2015 from Rietvallei in Robertson. From vineyards planted in 2012, the wine was...

De Grendel Shiraz 2015

The Shiraz as made by Durbanville cellar De Grendel has always been immensely appealing (see here) although I think the 2015 vintage was a...

Christina van Loveren Brut Limited Release NV

So what to make of Robertson producer Van Loveren’s Christina van Loveren Brut Limited Release NV, which along with the Prestige Cuvee Monro Brut...

Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2014

Boekenhoutskloof acquired two Swartland properties (Porseleinberg and Goldmine) a few years ago and these supply 60% of the fruit for the 2014 vintage of...