Renaissance 2015 – Sophie & Julien Schaal

Julien and Sophie Schaal are based in Alsace but fly into South Africa every year to make a range of Chardonnays. The Mountain Vineyards 2015 rated 89 points and Evidence 2015 91 in the recent Prescient Chardonnay Report, the former being from several Elgin vineyards, the latter from Paul Cluver. Renaissance 2015 Approximate retail price: […]

November 4, 2016
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Radford Dale Nudity Syrah 2015

Maybe I’ve become more tolerant of “laissez-faire winemaking”, maybe The Winery of Good Hope team have upped their game when it comes to their organically farmed, no sulphur added Nudity Syrah. While I quite liked the 2012, I wasn’t entirely convinced and some discussion between Winery of Good Hope proprietor Alex Dale and me about […]

November 4, 2016
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Su Birch: The Old Vine Project goes to the next level

In Stellenbosch you’ll find two men with a mission – a mission to safeguard South Africa’s ’s heritage of old vines. Armed only with secateurs and laptops, they face a huge challenge. André Morgenthal who spent 15 years at Wines of South Africa and has started his own business, and Jaco Engelbrecht, a tech-savvy viticulturist, […]

November 3, 2016
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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 astonishes in terms of both stature and detail. On the nose, black cherry, plum and banana (the latter a mere nuance) plus vanilla and spice while a floral note insures the […]

November 2, 2016
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Is Cab still King?

South African Cabernet Sauvignon urgently needs some custodianship. Many think of it as a mainstay of the industry with wines like GS 1966 and 1968, Nederburg 1974 and Rustenberg 1982 the stuff of legend while wines from this variety under the Zonnebloem label from the 1960s and 1970s impress more often than not when opened […]

November 2, 2016
by Christian
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Top seven wines of October 2016

Here are our seven most highly rated current-release wines of last month: JC Wickens Swerwer 2015 – 96 (read original review here) AA Badenhorst Family Wines Red 2014 – 95 (read original review here) DeMorgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2015 – 95 (read original review here) Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2015 – 95 (read original review here) Kershaw […]

November 1, 2016
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Recipe: Steamed artichokes with a balsamic and olive oil dressing

One of the most intriguing vegetables out there. Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 fresh artichokes, washed well under cold running water 3 tbsp (45ml) water ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil 2 tbsp (30ml) balsamic vinegar salt and freshly ground pepper Method: Place artichokes into a heavy-based saucepan and add water, olive oil and vinegar. Season well […]

November 1, 2016
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Platter’s 2017

Major achievers in Platter’s 2017: White Wine of the Year: Stellenrust 51 Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2015 Red Wine of the Year: The Winery of Good Hope Radford Dale Black Rock 2014 Sweet Wine of the Year: Mullineux & Leeu Straw Wine 2015 Winery of the Year: Nederburg Wines Wineries are assigned an individual taster […]

October 31, 2016
by Christian
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