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Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2001

Not enough South African wineries maintain a proper vinoteque but Hemel-en-Aarde Valley winery Bouchard Finlayson does and a collection of older vintages designated as...

De Grendel Op die Berg Pinot Noir 2014

When the 2016 Cape Winemakers Guild Auction wines were shown publically last year, the Pinot Noir over which most people went bananas was the...

Villion Blanc de l’Atlantique 2016

Kobie Viljoen, previously of Gäbrielskloof, now makes wine under his Villion Family Wines label – he is a descendant of Francois Villion, the first...

De Toren Fusion V 2014

Fusion V from Stellenbosch property De Toren has a reputation for being luxuriously styled, which is to say very dense and plush, but I...

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...

The difficulty with terroir

The fourth annual Hemel en Aarde Winegrowers Pinot Noir Celebration has just been concluded, the fundamental point of debate being whether or not the...

Hemel-en-Aarde Winegrowers Pinot Noir Celebration 2017 – ratings

The 2015 vintage in the three Hemel-en-Aarde wards was early, grapes harvested in particularly good condition by all accounts and this shows in the...

Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016

Only Anthony Hamilton Russell of Hamilton Russell Vineyards would be mildly dismissive of his own wine rating 5 Stars in Platter’s but that’s precisely...