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Win one of two six-bottle mixed cases of wine featuring some of the top performers from the recent Tonnellerie Saint Martin Pinot Noir Report. Featured wines: B Vintners Reservoir Road 2016 – 90/100 Creation Reserve 2016 – 90/100 De Grendel Op die Berg 2014 – 91/100 Dabar 2015 – 92/100 Hamilton Russell Vineyards 2016 – […]

October 9, 2017
by Christian
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Top five wines of August 2017

Here are our five most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Raats Eden Cabernet Franc 2015 – 97 (read original review here) Sadie Family Wines The Old Vine Series Skurfberg 2016 – 96 (read original review here) B Vintners Haarlem to Hope 2016 – 95 (read original review here) Raats Eden Chenin Blanc 2015 […]

September 1, 2017
by Christian
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B Vintners new releases

While Raats Family Wines sees Bruwer Raats and Gavin Slabbert concentrating on Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc, B Vinters Wine Exploration Co. is the label that gives them the scope to explore other varieties as well as letting them work outside their beloved Stellenbosch. Tasting notes and ratings for new releases as follows: B Vintners […]

August 16, 2017
by Christian
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Top six wines of April 2016

Here are our six most highly rated current-release wines of the last month: B Vintners Liberté Pinotage 2015 – 95 (read original review here) Arendsig Inspirational Batch 3 Chenin Blanc 2015 – 94 (read original review here) Mullineux White 2014 – 94 (read original review here) Porseleinberg 2014 – 94 (read original review here) Rall […]

May 1, 2016
by Christian
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B Vintners Liberté Pinotage 2015

Pinotage may no longer be radically uncool (see here) but it still needs a few more really good new-wave wines to give it meaningful international recognition. B Vintners which is the joint venture between Bruwer Raats of Raats Family Wines and cousin Gavin Bruwer made a promising debut with its maiden 2014 vintage of B […]

April 13, 2016
by Christian
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South Africa’s 10 most underrated wine producers

Why do some wineries attract all the hype and others go largely overlooked despite turning out of cracking wine? Here’s a list of 10 producers bubbling under, either established properties enjoying a resurgence after being off form or new operations set for the big time. Arendsig Lourens van der Westhuizen is working hard to demonstrate […]

January 14, 2016
by Christian
with 10 Comments Top 20 wines 2015

Editor Christian Eedes selects his top 20 wines of the year based on quality, value, availability and excitement. Wine of the Year Sadie Family Wines Columella 2013 The most accomplished modern-era SA red yet. Read original review here. – – – AA Badenhorst Family Wines Ramnasgras Cinsault 2014 Can you expect greatness of single-variety Cinsault? […]

December 7, 2015
by Christian
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B Vintners Haarlem to Hope 2014

B Vintners which is the joint venture between Bruwer Raats of Raats Family wines and cousin Gavin Bruwer which sees them using fruit sourced exclusively from Stellenbosch and after reviewing the dry Muscat d’Alexandrie 2014 under this label back in March (see here), yesterday I got the chance to look at the rest of the […]

April 23, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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