Louis Bovard Dézaley Grand Cru Médinette

To start proceedings at the World Cup tasting held at Boland Cellar on Tuesday (see previous post), three vintages of Dézaley Grand Cru Médinette from highly regarded Swiss producer Louis Bovard. Swiss cheese and Swiss chocolate we’re all familiar with, but its wine? It was going to be interesting to see if it was a […]

June 24, 2010
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What “Josie” drank on 22.06

Josie says: “Partook of the delicious, light-hearted Splattered Toad Sauvignon Blanc 2009 to celebrate the simultaneous win and non-promotion of Bafana Bafana on Tuesday. You’d imagine such a bittersweet victory would have necessitated a more appropriately tricky Pinotage, but considering that my company at the time were white wine drinkers, not to mention my own […]

June 24, 2010
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Alta Vista Alto 2005 et al.

Were there any World Cup omens to be had from a wine tasting held at Boland Cellar’s Northern Paarl facility yesterday?  Holland based Cees van Casteren, wine writer, educator and consultant hosted a formal blind tasting of 12 wine “icons” produced by the wine producing countries participating in the competition currently playing itself out and […]

June 23, 2010
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De Morgenzon Chenin Blanc 2006

When Rudera Robusto 2002 won the 2005 WINE magazine Chenin Blanc Challenge with a residual sugar of 15.7g/l, I recall suggesting to winemaker Teddy Hall that it might be tricky to pair with food. To which, he replied that it was the sort of wine that should be drunk on its own! After business couple […]

June 22, 2010
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Kanonkop 1997 et al.

Friday saw 11 older Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Wines presented at Jordan Winery Restaurant in Stellenbosch. It was to be an investigation of the age-worthiness of South African wine, a topic that attracts its fair share of controversy. I am inclined to think that when it comes to modern South African reds in particular, these […]

June 21, 2010
by Christian
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Chateau Lafite releases at €550

Decanter.com reports that Pauillac first growth Chateau Lafite Rothschild has released a first tranche of its 2009 en primeur wine at €550 a bottle. That’s the equivalent of approximately R5 000 a bottle at the current exchange rate. With the 2007 vintage of Kanonkop Paul Sauer due for release on 1 July at R310 a […]

June 21, 2010
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What “Josie” drank on 16.06

Josie says: “Last week I discovered that my local PnP in Gabriel Road, Plumstead stocks the astonishingly well-priced, quite delicious (young and fruity but some sturdy tannins) 2009 Melck’s red blend (at around R47 it is incredibly good value for money). And just the potion necessary to kill the pain of watching The Boys embarrass […]

June 21, 2010
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What “Biggles” drank on 19.06:

Biggles says: “Right now I am drinking a Perdeberg Chenin Blanc 2009 – today has been long and a joyous occasion, but when you have to try and work out which way the thread of your new bottle of wine  is going to take when trying to close it you have to question quality, so […]

June 19, 2010
by Christian
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