Here are our six most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Sadie Family Wines Columella 2015 – 97 (read original review here) Lismore Reserve Chardonnay 2016 – 96 (read original review here) Dornier Siren Syrah 2015 – 95 (read orginal review here) ..
Philip van Staden, previously of Guardian Peak, has been winemaker at Dornier in Stellenbosch since October 2015 and the range is being submitted to an ongoing process of refinement. Among the current-releases, the following are particularly impressive: Dornier Donatus White 2016 Price: R195 80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Semillon. Matured for 10 months in French oak, […]
Yesterday lunch at Bodega, the restaurant at Stellenbosch winery Dornier to sample winemaker JC Steyn’s three interpretations of Chenin Blanc. First the entry-level Cocoa Hill 2010, selling for R45 a bottle from the farm. This wine includes own grapes as well as a portion from Bottelary and is unwooded. It comes across as very primary […]
Stellenbosch winery Dornier is an operation that I have few fixed ideas about, good or bad. What to make of the flagship white blend Donatus White 2009? A cellar door price of R120 suggest that it’s not to be trifled with. It’s a blend of 77% Chenin Blanc sourced from the Swartland and 23% of […]