Wine magazine Chenin Blanc Challenge 2011

Results of the 16th annual Wine magazine Chenin Blanc Challenge have been announced. There were 111 entries compared to 133 in 2010. Best overall Perdeberg Rex Equus 2008 Best value: Douglas Green 2010 (4 Stars vs. R31.50/bottle) The top 12 (hypothetical mixed case): Boschendal 2009 Fort Simon 2009 Graham Beck Bowed Head 2009 Katbakkies 2008 […]

January 20, 2011
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Van Loveren Christina van Loveren Shiraz 2009

Van Loveren in Robertson is South Africa’s largest privately owned winery processing some 4 500 tons a year, the equivalent of one million cases.  By far its biggest item is the Four Cousins Sweet Rosé, made from 60% red Muscadel and 40% grape juice with an abv of 7.5% and a residual sugar of 78g/l. […]

January 20, 2011
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Nitida Coronata Integration 2009

Bernhard Veller, cellarmaster at Durbanville winery Nitida is pretty intent on coming up with the ultimate Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blend and in 2009 bottled three different versions namely Coronata, Coronata Integration and Aureus. Coronata straightaway becomes a rarity because thought it was tasted by both Wine magazine (4½ Stars) and Platter’s 2011 (4½ Stars), it is […]

January 19, 2011
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De Morgenzon Chenin Blanc 2006

De Morgenzon in Stellenbosch owned by Johannesburg-based high-flyers Wendy and Hylton Appelbaum burst onto the scene when the maiden 2005 vintage of its Chenin Blanc made by Teddy Hall acting in a consultant capacity was rated 5 Stars in Platter’s 2007. In a word, it was an opulent wine (residual sugar of 6.8g/l and eight […]

January 18, 2011
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Lammershoek Syrah 2008

Lammershoek in the Swartland is top of the pops at the moment thanks to the 2009 vintage of its white blend Roulette Blanc being rated 5 Stars in Platter’s 2011. A major success like this serves as impetus to reconsider the rest of the wines in the range, and we recently drank the property’s Syrah […]

January 18, 2011
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Suikerbossie Cap Classique Brut 2007

Suikerbossie Cap Classique Brut 2007 is made by Boer & Brit, the “Boer” being Stefan Gerber, great-great grandson of President Paul Krugerand the “Brit” Alex Milner, great-great grandson of Field Marshall John French and wine-maker at Natte Valleij in Stellenbsoch. The guys are obviously having fun with their marketing but does what’s in the bottle […]

January 17, 2011
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What Rihann Koekemoer drank on 15.01.11

Rihann says: “On the nose I had some dust and strawberries. There was an interesting core to this wine something i can only describe as a vegetal pong of some sort. Maybe it was the devil in the detail of this wine…In the mouth it was fresh with nice fruit on the palate and I […]

January 16, 2011
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Freedom Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2009

The local for those of us who live in Mowbray, Cape Town is The Fat Cactus, great for beers and frozen margaritas but not the most accomplished kitchen in the world. Also in Durban Road, there is Chai Yo, source of reliable Thai and Curry Quest for good, unadorned Indian. Which to choose for lunch […]

January 14, 2011
by Christian
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