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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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De Grendel Sir David Graaff 2013

De Grendel joins the ranks of wineries which have breached the R1000-a-bottle barrier, its Sir David Graaff 2013 selling online for R1380 bottle. Made in honour of the First Baronet of Cape Town 2013 and founder of this Durbanville farm, it comprises 80% Shiraz, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot, components individually matured for […]

May 10, 2017
by Christian
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Top three wines of March 2017

Here are our three most highly rated current-release wines of last month: De Grendel Op die Berg Pinot Noir 2013 – 95 (read original review here) Leeu Passant Dry Red Wine 2015 – 95 (read original review here) Leeu Passant Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2015 – 95 (read original review here)

April 1, 2017
by Christian
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SA vs Rest of World Pinot Noir Tasting

Starting in 2015, Tim Atkin MW and Samantha O’Keefe of Lismore  Estate Vineyards in Greyton  have taken it upon  themselves to arrange a tasting where the best of South African wine are put up next to some leading examples from the rest of the world in order to facilitate discussion. The most recent event  featuring […]

March 28, 2017
by Christian
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De Grendel Op die Berg Pinot Noir 2014

When the 2016 Cape Winemakers Guild Auction wines were shown publically last year, the Pinot Noir over which most people went bananas was the Seadragon 2015 from Newton Johnson Family Vineyards but the one to catch my eye (in a blind tasting put on for local media) was the Op Die Berg 2013 from De […]

February 3, 2017
by Christian
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De Grendel Shiraz 2015

The Shiraz as made by Durbanville cellar De Grendel has always been immensely appealing (see here) although I think the 2015 vintage was a bit lucky to win double gold at this year’s Veritas Awards. From a combination of Paarl and Stellenbosch fruit, the wine was matured for 13 months in 10% new American oak, […]

October 26, 2016
by Christian
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De Grendel Winifred 2015

Durbanville winery De Grendel has re-introduced its unconventional  white blend called Winifred after it was briefly discontinued. Named after Winifred Sally, wife of the late Sir David Graaff, 3rd Baronet of Cape Town and founder of De Grendel, the newly released 2015 is a blend of 52% Semillon, 29% Viognier and 14% Chardonnay. Aromatically, there […]

May 25, 2016
by Christian
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De Grendel Shiraz 2013

De Grendel Shiraz is a wine that should be on every pizzeria wine list around the country. I’ve liked it ever since the 2010 got gold at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show in 2012 and the 2013 doesn’t disappoint. It’s a combination of pretty much equal parts Durbanville, Paarl and Stellenbosch grapes and it […]

May 22, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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