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First Sighting Shiraz 2013

Unlike previous vintages, the Shiraz 2013 under the First Sighting label (now redesigned by Fanakalo of Stellenbosch) as made by Elim producer Strandveld Vineyards...

First Sighting Shiraz 2012

I suppose it’s commendable when a competition panel rewards lightness over heaviness as seems to have been the case when the First Sighting Shiraz...

First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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First Sighting Shiraz 2011

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First Sighting Shiraz 2008

Judging the Shiraz category at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show last week, I despaired at how many examples seemed overblown with big alcohols...

Elim explored

As featured in the June issue of Decanter: Though lighthouses as aids to navigation are all but redundant due to GPS, the one at...

Elim investigated

Yesterday a tasting of all current release Elim wines towards generating a list of recommendations to appear in an article I’m writing for UK...

Topical pic: How they roll in Elim

Do extreme loctions make for extremely good wines?  I spent Tuesday and Wednesday exploring Elim, the windswept ward in the Cape Agulhas district that...