Wine Enthusiast’s Best of the Year 2016 lists – how SA features

A few SA wines feature on the Best of the Year lists of US publication Wine Enthusiast. These are: The Enthusiast 100 of 2016 16th place: Mullineux Syrah 2014 – 94 points 85th place: DeMorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014 – 93 points Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2016 64th place: A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines Red […]

November 25, 2016
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The Rhebok 2013

Rhebokskloof in Paarl was acquired by brothers Albie ad Siebrits Laker of ASLA Construction in 2006, the property positioned as an all-purpose winelands destination able to cater for weddings and conferences plus a spa, tented camp, mountain biking and horse riding on offer. Some 38ha of 160ha are under vineyard with Rolanie Lotz in charge […]

November 25, 2016
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Buy now! SA’s best Chardonnay available from Port2Port

Port2Port, one of our preferred wine merchants, has the following top-performing wines from the Prescient Chardonnay Report available for purchase: DeMorgenzon Reserve 2015 – 95 points Price: R475 Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve 2015 – 93 points Price: R149 De Wetshof Bateleur 2014 – 93 points Price: R360 Oak Valley Elgin 2015 – 91 points Price: […]

November 24, 2016
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Delaire Graff Woolworths Redstone 2015

Upmarket retailer Woolworths stocks wines generally available in the trade but also increasingly collaborate with producers to provide wines exclusively bottled for their customers. So, for instance, you can buy the Bordeaux-style red blend that is Botmaskop from Delaire Graff (no vintage specified on the website) in Stellenbosch for R169.95 a bottle or you can […]

November 24, 2016
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Stellenrust Chenin Blanc 2016

Stellenrust in Stellenbosch does amazing things with Chenin Blanc, the standard label 2016 right up there with its more expensive cuvees. From vineyards none younger than 30 years and some over 40, the majority of the wine is tank fermented although a small portion sees older oak. The nose is wonderfully expressive with notes of […]

November 23, 2016
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Stellenrust 51 Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2015

The 51 Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc from Stellenbosch cellar Stellenrust is delicious but bloody gigantic (price: R140 a bottle). On the nose, citrus, pear, peach and apricot plus a hint of reduction. The palate meanwhile is utterly luscious, possessing both depth and breadth before a long and gently savoury finish. It makes a huge impression […]

November 23, 2016
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Stellenzicht The Vine Post Pinotage 2014

The stand-out wine among an array of new-release “speciality wines” from Stellenbosch property Stellenzicht is The Vine Post Pinotage 2014 (price: R190 a bottle). From a individually staked vineyard planted in 2008 some 400m above sea level, the wine was matured for 29 months in 100% new oak, 60% East European and 40% French. On […]

November 23, 2016
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Trizanne Signature Wines Syrah Reserve 2015

From three different Elim vineyards, each planted to a different clone. Matured for 11 months in old French oak. It’s all there on the nose – red and black fruit, olive, fynbos, pepper and spice. The palate is dense yet fresh with fine tannins. Not without heft at 14.5% alcohol. Price: R210 a bottle. #WinemagRating: […]

November 22, 2016
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