Reyneke Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Reyneke Sauvignon Blanc 2009 is all ripe tropical fruit, broad in structure with soft acidity. It tastes like no other Sauvignon Blanc you’ve had before because it’s made like no other Sauvginon Blanc you’ve had before – this Stellenbosch property is certified biodynamic by official body Demeter. Owner Johan Reyneke admits that a lot of […]

November 10, 2010
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Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir 2007

Extraordinary synchronicity that Stellenbosch property Meerlust should celebrate 30 plus one years of its Bordeaux-style red blend Rubicon on Friday (see here) and that Hamilton Russell Vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley should do the same for precisely 30 vintages of its Pinot Noir on Saturday. Plenty has been written about what might define a wine […]

November 8, 2010
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Meerlust Rubicon 1980

Is South Africa an old or a young wine country? There is on the one hand the entry of 2 February 1659 in colonial administrator Jan van Riebeek’s diary recording the first wine to be produced here so in a fundamental sense a very long tradition. On the other hand, apartheid and all that it […]

November 7, 2010
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Château Pavie 2003

On Thursday night a tasting courtesy of the Cape Winemakers Guild to explore changes regarding the use of wood in Bordeaux as a result of the influence of über-critic Robert Parker. The take-out from a presentation by Andrei Prida, research and development manager of cooperage Sequin Moreau was that while Parker’s impact can’t be under-estimated, […]

November 6, 2010
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Interview with Vergelegen’s André van Rensburg

André van Rensburg, winemaker at Somerset West property Vergelegen, usually a wine industry firebrand, has been keeping a remarkably low profile in recent times. What’s up? For one thing, the long-running leaf-roll virus elimination programme has been keeping him busy. Begun in 2002, when 85% of the vines of the property were virus-infected, he now […]

November 3, 2010
by Christian
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Vergelegen “V” 2006

This week sees the launch of the 2006 vintage of Vergelegen “V”, the ultra-premium offering from the Somerset West farm owned by mining house Anglo American. The wine is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot, and spent 24 months in French oak, 100% new. Alcohol by volume 14.25%, residual […]

November 3, 2010
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Morgenster Italian Collection Caruso Rosé 2010

On Friday, lunch at Sofia’s at Morgenster on wine and olive estate Morgenster in Somerset West, the new restaurant named after famous Italian actress Sophia Loren, here her name spelt the Italian way. In the kitchen is Craig Cormack, until now business partner in a catering company with Bertus Basson, the chef at Overture restaurant […]

November 1, 2010
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Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay 2003

Lunch yesterday with Andy Gadsby, the former sales director of UK wine retail chain Oddbins. He resigned after some fifteen years with the company when it was briefly acquired by French-owned Castel, which set about closing shops and converting others to the Nicolas brand. “The high point of wine interest in the UK was the […]

October 29, 2010
by Christian
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