Intellego Kedungu 2016

If you’re a “natural wine” fan, then the wines of Jurgen Gouws are worth seeking out. He worked with the maverick Craig Hawkins at Lammershoek before that important Swartland property was sold in 2014 and also boasts harvest experiences at Domaine Stéphane Ogier in Côte Rotie in 2010 and at Matassa in Roussillon in 2012 […]

October 12, 2017
by Christian
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Intellego Elementis 2016

One of my favourite movie and wine pairings of all time was Quentin Tarrantino’s Pulp Fiction and a previous vintage of Elementis from Swartland producer Jurgen Gouws. As with Tarrantino, Gouws favours the wacky over the technically correct, Elementis made from Chenin Blanc and featuring extended skin contact. The current-release 2016 was left on the […]

October 12, 2017
by Christian
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Top three wines of January 2017

Here are our three most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Intellego Kolbroek Syrah 2015 – 94 (read original review here) Mulderbosch 1000 Miles Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – 94 (read original review here) Reyneke Reserve Red 2014 – 94 (read original review here)

February 1, 2017
by Christian
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Intellego Kolbroek 2015

Jurgen Gouws, who worked with Craig Hawkins at prominent Swartland property Lammershoek before the change of ownership, continues to make some individualistic wines under his own label called Intellego. Tasting notes and ratings for the latest releases below: Intellego Chenin Blanc 2015 Wine Cellar price: R155 Grapes from two blocks, one in Paardeberg planted in […]

January 9, 2017
by Christian
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Intellego Kedungu 2015

Though what adorns Intellego Kedungu 2015 is unlikely to have won anything in the recent Wine Label Design Awards, the wine as made by Jurgen Gouws is the business. A blend of 66% Shiraz, 26% Cinsaut and 8% Mourvèdre, it involved whole-bunch fermentation and was matured for nine months in old French oak. On the […]

March 14, 2016
by Christian
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Intellego Syrah 2014

The single vineyard Intellego Kolbroek 2013 made by Jurgen Gouws is knock-out (see here). Slightly less demanding but still very pleasing is the Intellego Syrah 2014. It comes in at about R145 a bottle compared to R170 for the Kolbroek and is made from grapes sourced from two vineyards – one on granite situated on […]

April 1, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Intellego Kolbroek 2013

By all accounts, 2013 was a much more favourable vintage than 2012 in the Swartland and it shows particularly in the case of the single-vineyard Syrah called Kolbroek that Jurgen Gouws makes under his Intellego label. On the nose, red and black fruit, spice and a little Swartland earthiness. Good concentration, bright acidity and firm […]

March 10, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Winemag.co.za Top 20 Wines 2014

Editor Christian Eedes selects the most exciting wines he’s reviewed this year. WINE OF THE YEAR: Magnetic North Mountain Makstok 2013 From ungrafted Chenin Blanc vines, the most profound modern-era South African wine yet. Read original review here. – – – A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines Red 2011 Adi Badenhort’s cultivated eccentricity possibly gets in the […]

December 8, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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