Nederburg Paarl Cabernet Sauvignon 1975

“Nederburg has been built on two pillars: Sweet wine and Cabernet Sauvignon,” says Distell head winemaker and former Nederburg cellarmaster Razvan Macici before a closer look at one of those pillars in particular, a tasting spanning multiple decades of the winery’s top-end Cab: Selected 1966, Paarl 1975, Paarl 1987, Paarl 1997, II Centuries 2010 and […]

November 30, 2015
by Christian
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Spier Frans K Smit 2009

Stylistic trends may well be overtaking the Frans K Smit, the top-end red blend from Spier. Maiden vintage being 2004, the winemaking approach has always been particularly brazen with highly concentrated fruit and lashings of new oak and this worked for a while with both the 2005 and 2006 being rated 5 Stars in Platter’s. […]

June 4, 2015
by Christian
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The Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2015

The fourth annual Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report is now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 60 of South Africa’s most high-profile examples, either currently available or soon to be released, and then subjecting them to a blind tasting. Wines to rate 90 or higher on the 100-point scale were as follows: 93 […]

May 13, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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The Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2014: Top 10 Wines

The third annual Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report presented in conjunction with Sanlam Private Investments is now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 60 high-profile wines, either currently available or soon to be released, and then subjecting them to a blind tasting. The top 10 wines were as follows: FIVE STARS Rustenberg Peter […]

May 22, 2014
by Christian
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Rickety Bridge Paulina’s Reserve Chenin Blanc 2010

It appears that Rickety Bridge in Franschhoek is a cellar on the rise.  First a place in the Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2012 top 10 for the Paulina’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 and then a silver medal for the Paulina’s Reserve Chenin Blanc 2010 at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. The other […]

July 27, 2012
by Christian
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