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Top wines of April 2018

Here are our six most highly rated current-release wines of last month Leeu Passant Dry Red 2016 (read original review here) Thistle & Weed Duwweltjie Chenin...

Meerlust Rubicon 2015

What more to say about Rubicon 2015 from Stellenbosch property Meerlust subsequent to its 97+ rating from Greg Sherwood MW and wine buyer at...

Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

If the Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch property Meerlust has tended to be rather too thin and green in recent times, the 2014 vintage is...

Meerlust Rubicon 2014

The 2014 vintage was generally considered difficult in Stellenbosch on account of untimely rain which led to uneven ripening but many of the wines...

Meerlust Rubicon 2013

The Bordeaux-style red blend that is Rubicon from Stellenbosch property Meerlust is as close as anything to being iconic and to state the obvious,...

Meerlust Rubicon 2012

If the 2010 vintage of the Bordeaux-style Rubicon from Meerlust in Stellenbosch presented as excessively green (see here), the 2012 seems more on point. A...

The state of South African wine label design

Does South African wine packaging reflect the excellence of what most commentators agree is now appearing in the bottle? The second annual Wine Label...

Meerlust Pinot Noir 2015

While the 2016 edition of Platter’s has yet to review the 2014 vintage of Meerlust Pinot Noir let alone the 2015, last year’s wine...