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Does terroir get enough respect in SA?

Blending masks terroir. Is that a fair comment? Terroir is the notion that wine should taste of the place where the grapes grow. Wine,...

Lismore new releases

Samantha O’Keefe of Lismore in Greyton has released the first of her wines from the 2017 vintage, tasting notes and ratings as follows: Lismore The...

SA vs Rest of World Wooded Sauvignon Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon tasting

On Saturday, the fourth annual South Africa vs the Rest of the World tasting organized by Tim Atkin and Samantha O’Keefe of Lismore in...

Lismore Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2016

The 2016 vintage of the Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc from Lismore in Greyton makes for a decadent drinking experience. The nose displays heady floral...

Winemag.co.za Top 20 Wines 2017

Editor Christian Eedes selects his 20 most memorable wines of the year. 20. Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2016 While many producers are inclined to treat...

Top six wines of November 2017

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...

Lismore Syrah 2016

The Syrah 2016 from Samantha O’Keefe of Lismore sees her trademark refinement in evidence again after the more unrestrained 2015 (see here). From 50%...

Lismore Reserve Chardonnay 2016

The Reserve Chardonnay 2016 from Greyton property Lismore is sensational. A barrel selection, winemaking involved spontaneous fermentation and maturation lasting 11 months in 500-litre...