Cathy van Zyl MW on Chenin Blanc

Some thoughts on the Chenin Blanc category from Cathy van Zyl MW and panel member at  this year’s Wine magazine Chenin Blanc Challenge: Interesting but challenging class to judge because of the diversity of styles from the fresh fruit/acid attack versions to the rich, botrytised and oaked creations. There also seemed to be a fair […]

February 20, 2011
by Christian
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Overhex Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz 2010

Worcester-based operation Overhex Wines International (OWI) exports 12 million litres of wine a year. Of this, two million litres gets bottled in South Africa, four million litres gets shipped in bulk to be bottled at destination as OWI brands and six million litres ends up under buyers’ own brands. “Because domestic wine consumption is more […]

February 19, 2011
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Rust en Vrede 1694 Classification 2007

There have been four winemakers at Stellenbosch winery Rust en Vrede since Jannie Engelbrecht, father of current owner Jean, acquired it in 1978: first Engelbrecht Snr himself, then Kevin Arnold (now of Waterford) from 1987 to 1997, Louis Strydom (now of Ernie Els Wines) from 1998 to 2006 and Coenie Snyman from 2007 until present. […]

February 18, 2011
by Christian
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Dombeya Wines: In sickness and in health…

In a nifty piece of product placement, Stellenbosch winery Haskell Vineyards announced today that its wines have been chosen to be served at the wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock, a former South African Olympic representative. The wedding ceremony will take place in July this year. According to the media release, […]

February 16, 2011
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Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Yesterday a vertical tasting of of all six vintages to date of Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc followed by lunch to mark the opening of the property’s new tasting room. The tasting was hosted by winemaker Karl Lambour and consultant Dominique Hebrard, previously of famed St-Emilion property Cheval Blanc and now of Bellefont-Belcier. There are some […]

February 16, 2011
by Christian
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Boschendal Grande Cuvée Brut 2007

What turns a product into a category-leading brand? Grande Cuvée Brut, the Cap Classique from Boschendal must be cool as it is one of the “2oceansvibe partners”, this website featuring “popular topics and intelligent wit” and originally founded by “Seth Rotherham” (aka entrepreneur Will Mellor). 2oceansvibe is a new media phenomenon with 330 000 page […]

February 16, 2011
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Idiom 900 Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Robert Parker of erobertparker.com and The Wine Advocate has become something of pantomime villain in the world of wine on account of his supposed predilection for wines that are weighty and powerful over those that are subtle and elegant. Things is I’ve tasted some wines highly rated by Parker where I’ve completely concurred with him […]

February 15, 2011
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Waterkloof Sauvigon Blanc 2009

Dinner on Saturday night at Somerset West winery Waterkloof to celebrate our third wedding anniversary.  Ambiance at this ultra-modern restaurant with panoramic views: 10/10, food: 7/10 (my oxtail ravioli was wholesome and tasty, my tempura sole less successful, the batter ever so slightly soggy), service: 5/10 (somewhat erratic, the waiting team seemingly short-staffed). I started […]

February 14, 2011
by Christian
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