The re-emergence of wooded Sauvignon Blanc

“I’d rather drink a wooded Sauvignon Blanc over an unwooded Chardonnay,” remarked celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood over lunch the other day and I tend to share the sentiment. Chablis is Chablis but local unwooded Chardonnay often underwhelms, the wines failing to show real complexity. Wooded Sauvignon Blanc, on the other hand, is re-emerging as a […]

July 6, 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
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Mulderbosch 1000 Miles Sauvignon Blanc 2015

The 1000 Miles Sauvignon Blanc 2015 from Mulderbosch is one of the most compelling examples of this variety I’ve drunk recently. Including grapes from Stellenbosch, Elgin and Piekenierskloof, fermentation occurred in tank before maturation lasting 15 months in neutral 500-litre barrels. On the nose, there’s a prominent black currant note as well as lime, floral […]

January 3, 2017
by Christian
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Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2015 – three SA wines

Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select their Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world. SA took three places in 2015: 10. Vin de Constance 2009  – score: 95 63. Mulderbosch Block […]

November 17, 2015
by Christian
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Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon 1974

“You’re at the centre of one of the most exciting places in the entire wine world, more so than you realise,” was the opening comment of Charles Banks to an audience consisting of local trade and media yesterday. Banks owns the Terroir Life portfolio of wine brands which includes Fable Mountain Vineyards, Marvelous and Mulderbosch […]

November 11, 2015
by Christian
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Mulderbosch wins Sylvain barrel

Best wine overall at the third annual RisCura White Hot Wine Awards was the Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2013 and the prize for producing this a new top-of-range 225-litre Grande Reserve Château Tradition Blanc barrel from Tonnellerie Sylvain valued at approximately R12 200. Here Jean Daneel, who is Sylvain’s representative in South Africa can be seen […]

September 4, 2015
by Christian
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RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2015 results

Results of the third annual RisCura White Hot Wine Awards are now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 30 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends from 21 South African producers, either currently available or soon to be released, and then undertaking a blind tasting. The 2011 vintage from renowned Pessac-Léognan producer Domaine de Chevalier was included […]

September 2, 2015
by Christian
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Mulderbosch 1000 Miles Sauvignon Blanc 2012

I was recently appointed to the steering committee of the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon and come the end of May, I’ll be judging at the sixth annual running of the competition in Friuli , Italy. The variety is more on my mind than usual and last night we opened a bottle of the 1000 Miles […]

April 21, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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