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Tim James: Boekenhoutskloof’s 2015 reds

Late last year I called in at Boekenhoutskloof. On an earlier visit, the new barrel cellar had been  a huge muddy hole in the...

10 years ago this month

10 years ago, Marc Kent had just won Diners Club Winemaker of the Year for the Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2005 – this offering from the...

Boekenhoutskloof Semillon 2015

South Africa’s old vines and their potential to produce wines of greatness is very much under discussion right now but Boekenhoutskloof have been working...

Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2015

The 2015 vintage is the first time that the Syrah from Boekenhoutskloof is certified as being from the Swartland. The nose is very fragrant...

Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2015

Does it make sense to designate an entry-level wine as “Syrah” rather than “Shiraz”, the former term more highbrow and the latter more populist?...

Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2014

Boekenhoutskloof acquired two Swartland properties (Porseleinberg and Goldmine) a few years ago and these supply 60% of the fruit for the 2014 vintage of...

Porcupine Ridge Chenin Blanc 2014

Why would those behind Porcupine Ridge, the commercially successful Boekenhoutskloof entry-level range, feel compelled to add a Chenin Blanc and a Chardonnay into the...

Winemag.co.za 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...
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