The Old Vine Series Kokerboom 2016

From Olifantsrivier Semillon planted in the 1930s. The hot and dry conditions of 2016 have led to a wine of particular richness and ripeness in the case of this wine (alcohol is 14.5%). On the nose, the wine shows some hay before lime, white peach and green melon. The palate seems even more full and […]

August 11, 2017
by Christian
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The Old Vine Series Kokerboom 2014

The 2014 vintage of The Old Vine Series Kokerboom made by Eben Sadie is demanding stuff. From Olifantsrivier Semillon, the vineyards were planted in the 1930s and include both the white-berried and the red-berried form of the grape. On the nose, lime, pear, white peach, red table grape, thatch, dried herbs and some yeasty complexity […]

August 25, 2015
by Christian
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The Old Vine Series Kokerboom 2013

Kokerboom 2013 is part of Eben Sadie’s acclaimed The Old Vine Series and when I came across a bottle at Wine Concepts on Kloof for R245 a bottle back in December, there wasn’t much deliberation prior to purchase. From Olifantsrivier vineyards planted in the 1930s, both the white-berried and the red-berried form of the Semillon […]

January 29, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Tim James: On the magic mountain that is Skurfberg

There are many wine-growing mountains in the Cape winelands, with the best-known names from Stellenbosch: Helderberg, Simonsberg and, perhaps, Schapenberg. All have something distinctive to say, unless muted by overripe fruit and heavy-handed winemaking, although the language of our landscapes is one that we are continually learning to better comprehend. As for other mountains, the […]

November 17, 2014
by Tim James
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