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Leeuwenkuil Heritage Syrah 2015

Among  Leeuwenkuil’s 1 250ha of vineyard is a 16-year-old block of Syrah on the southern slopes of Riebeek Mountain adjacent to where Boekenhoutskloof and...

Hunter Valley vs SA Shiraz

Today saw a comparative tasting of Hunter Valley and South African Shiraz, 12 top examples of each, held in Fresnaye, Cape Town. Out of...

Leeuwenkuil Grenache Noir 2015

Leeuwenkuil in the Swartland made our recent list of the top 10 most under-rated wine producers in South Africa (see here) and a tasting...

South Africa’s 10 most underrated wine producers

Why do some wineries attract all the hype and others go largely overlooked despite turning out of cracking wine? Here’s a list of 10...

Leeuwenkuil Cinsault 2014

I’m firmly in the pro-Cinsau(l)t camp but after tasting the Cinsault 2014 from Swartland producer Leeuwenkuil which won the trophy for best niche red...

Leeuwenkuil Family Reserve White 2012

According to Platter’s 2015, Swartland winery Leeuwenkuil draws on 4 550 ha of vineyard which produce some 36 500 tons of grapes a year,...

Rhône blends vs Syrah in SA

How do SA’s Rhône-inspired blends stack up next to straight Shiraz? To make the best wines we possibly can in South Africa, we have...

Leeuwenkuil Heritage Syrah 2012

Selling for R275 a bottle, Leeuwenkuil Heritage Syrah 2012 was Wine Cellar director Roland Peens’s top wine of 2014 which is quite an endorsement...