Luddite Saboteur White 2017

There are more polished white blends out there but there are few as compelling as the Saboteur White from Niels Verburg of Luddite in Bot River. The current-release is a blend of 77% Chenin Blanc, 14% Viognier and 9% Sauvignon Blanc, the first two components skin fermented for up to 18 days and the latter […]

October 11, 2017
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Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

To celebrate 21 years since Etienne le Riche set out on his own, a tasting of the Richesse 2014, the 2005, 2009 and 2014 vintages of the standard label Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2011 vintage of the CWG Auction Reserve and the 1999, 2007 and 2014 vintages of the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Discussion inevitably turned to […]

October 11, 2017
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Kershaw Elgin Clonal Selection Chardonnay 2016

Since first bottling in 2012, Richard Kershaw of Richard Kershaw Wines in Elgin has quickly established himself as one of South Africa’s leading practitioners of Chardonnay. Speaking at the recent Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium, Kershaw relates vintage conditions in 2016 were such that fuller wines with softer acidities ensued and this is borne out in his […]

October 10, 2017
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Tokara MCC Blanc de Blanc 2011

The maiden vintage Tokara Méthode Cap Classique Blanc de Blanc 2011 is superb. From Chardonnay grown on this producer’s Elgin property, the wine spent five years on the lees. The nose shows a subtle aldehydic character as well as a hint of reduction, these two qualities playing off against each other to good effect while […]

October 9, 2017
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Epicurean 2011

Epicurean is the wine brand owned by businessmen Mutle Mogase and Moss Ngoasheng plus former Gauteng premier Mbhazima Shilowa (former partner in the venture Ron Gault having returned to the USA), Rupert & Rothschild involved in viticulture and vinification, the stakeholders constructing the final blend . It’s been a while since we heard much from […]

October 6, 2017
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Blake’s Boys Chenin Blanc 2016

Andries Blake, now manager at Klawer Cellars, previously spent 17 years at Swartland Winery. No surprise then that his Chenin Blanc made from grapes from that district and bottled under his own Blake’s Boys label is pretty smart. Fermented and matured in French oak, 50% new, the nose shows hay, stone fruit and some leesy […]

October 4, 2017
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Wightman, Gouws & Clarke Dry Red 2017

The variety from which the Wightman, Gouws & Clarke Dry Red is made might get played down in terms of weighting on the label but the fact that it is Pinotage should deter no-one. A JV between Andrew Wightman of Môrelig in the Swartland, Jurgen Gouws of Intellego and David and Jeannette Clarke of distribution […]

October 4, 2017
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Ashbourne Pinotage 2015

Ashbourne 2015 from Anthony Hamilton Russell and team is the first release under this label since the 2010 vintage and whereas previous incarnations of the wine were Pinotage-dominated blends, it is now entirely from Pinotage. Fermentation involving 10% whole-bunch, the wine was matured for 11 months in 400-litre barrels, 40% new and then for a […]

October 3, 2017
by Christian
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