Porseleinberg Syrah 2015

The Syrah, from Boekenhoutkloof’s Swartland property and as made by Callie Louw, is now such a cult phenomenon that it sells out on release. It shapes the debate, however, so herewith tasting notes and rating for the 2015. The nose is a pungent amalgam of cherries and pomegranate, scrub, earth and liquorice. The palate, meanwhile, […]

July 10, 2017
by Christian
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Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Klein Constantia winemaker Matt Day says that the 2016 was the earliest since 1986 and the wines are perhaps a tiny notch down on those of the exceptional 2015 but still very accomplished. Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Price: R130 On the nose, attractive notes of blossom and fresh herbs to go with citrus and […]

July 7, 2017
by Christian
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Zorgvliet Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Bernard Le Roux joined Zorgvliet in December 2013 after stints at first Vilafonté and then Noble Hill and is quietly going about uplifting the reputation of this Banhoek property after it meandered for a while – the 2015 vintage of the Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blend known as Simoné rated 90 on the 100-point quality scale in […]

July 6, 2017
by Christian
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The re-emergence of wooded Sauvignon Blanc

“I’d rather drink a wooded Sauvignon Blanc over an unwooded Chardonnay,” remarked celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood over lunch the other day and I tend to share the sentiment. Chablis is Chablis but local unwooded Chardonnay often underwhelms, the wines failing to show real complexity. Wooded Sauvignon Blanc, on the other hand, is re-emerging as a […]

July 6, 2017
by Christian
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Marthélize Tredoux: Why wine?

Last week I had the opportunity to visit Stellenbosch restaurant Overture for the first time. Let’s just say that it confirmed Bertus Basson’s growing reputation as a culinary superhero. I had such a thoroughly enjoyable experience, I even considered starting a new blog to gush about it. Obviously, I didn’t – by the end of […]

July 6, 2017
by Marthelize Tredoux
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Malu Lambert: Interview with Miles Mossop of Miles Mossop Wines

“I’ve never worked anywhere else,” says Miles Mossop. After nearly two decades of steering Tokara’s ship into award-winning wine territory, he’s soon to be sailing solo with Miles Mossop Wines. Though these things don’t happen quickly: there’s 18 years of minutiae on Tokara’s wines and vineyards stored in his mind that he needs to share […]

July 5, 2017
by Malu Lambert
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Recipe: Pork sausage and haricot bean cassoulet

A cheat version of this classic French stew. Serves 4 Ingredients: 400g dried haricot beans, soaked overnight 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil 125g bacon, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 onion, finely chopped 1 celery, finely chopped 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped 250g pork chipolates 4 x tomatoes, chopped 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock […]

July 5, 2017
by Christian
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Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2013

Winemaker Matt Day of Klein Constantia has worked hard over the last few vintages to bring ever more refinement to the property’s famous sweet wine that is Vin de Constance (R895 per 500ml bottle) and the currently available 2013 is his best effort yet. From Muscat de Frontignan, the nose is wonderfully fragrant with notes […]

July 5, 2017
by Christian
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