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Crystallum Cuvée Cinema Pinot Noir 2015

The 2015s of Peter-Allan Finlayson’s various takes on Pinot Noir under the Crystallum label were recently released and suffice to say, the hype surrounding...

Rhebokskloof Cellar Selection Bosstok Chenin Blanc 2015

How much to expect from unwooded Chenin Blanc? The Cellar Selection Bosstok 2015 from Rhebokskloof in Paarl comes from not particularly old vineyards ...

Nederburg Private Bin Eminence 2012

The Private Bin Eminence 2012 from Nederburg continues to pick up awards most recently placing among the top 10 at the Muscats du Monde...

The Fledge & Co. Red 2014

According to SAWIS, Touriga Franca was South Africa’s 79th most planted variety with 2.54ha in the ground at the end of 2015, which makes...

Natte Valleij Cinsault 2015

Alex Milner of Natte Valleij in Stellenbosch is one of the new wave winemakers who’s championing Cinsault. He relates that he first worked with...

The Grande Provence Amophora 2015

Karl Lambour has left Grande Provence in Franschhoek to become GM at Stellenbosch property Tokara on a high note, two excellent new wines made...

Bellingham Homestead The Old Orchards Chenin Blanc 2015

When Bellingham launched a new tier of wines under the Homestead label earlier in the year, I have to confess to be a little...

Oldenburg Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 – 2014

“The issue when it comes to Cabernet Sauvignon,” says Philip Constandius, winemaker at Oldenburg Vineyards in Stellenbosch, “is to manage the pyrazines. You can’t...
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