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
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Top three wines of December 2016

Here are our three most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Van Loggerenberg Kameraderie Chenin Blanc 2016 – 96 (read original review here) Beeslaar Pinotage 2015 – 94 (read original review here) Nederburg The Winemasters Noble Late Harvest 2015 – 94 (read original review here)

January 2, 2017
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Reyneke Chenin Blanc 2015

The Chenin Blanc 2015 from biodynamic property Reyneke Wines in Stellenbosch is a particularly sophisticated and demanding proposition. Grapes from the oldest vineyard on the property being in excess of 50 years old, the wine was fermented in a combination of second-fill 300-litre barrels and 2 500-litre foudre, maturation on the lees lasting 10 months […]

December 23, 2016
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Zevenwacht 360⁰ Sauvignon Blanc 2014

I have a somewhat special relationship with the 360⁰ Sauvignon Blanc from Zevenwacht because during my brief stint as a taster for Platter’s I nominated the 2009 vintage for 5 Stars which was duly endorsed by my colleagues, making this the first ever wine from the Stellenbosch property to earn the guide’s ultimate accolade. Grapes […]

December 21, 2016
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Fun in the sun

Yesterday a long lunch with friends, wine drunk for pleasure a different experience than when attempting to arrive at an assessment of quality. To start, two examples of méthode ancestrale, Domaine Vincent Câreme Vouvray L’Ancestrale 2012 and Vondeling Rurale 2014, the former possessing a very fine bubble and extremely savoury, the latter from Chardonnay and […]

December 19, 2016
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Lourensford Reserve White Blend 2012

A lot of Sauvignon Blanc could do with some jazzing up and that’s precisely what Lourensford in Somerset West has done with its Reserve White Blend 2012. Consisting of 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 13% Chardonnay and 2% Viognier, there was discreet use of oak during fermentation, maturation on the lees lasting seven months. The nose displays […]

December 16, 2016
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Gabriëlskloof The Blend 2015

The 2013 vintage of The Blend from Bot River property Gabriëlskloof won the trophy for the best in class at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show before winning double gold at the Six Nations Wine Challenge and the recently released 2015 again impresses. From 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 14% Petit Verdot and […]

December 15, 2016
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Beeslaar Pinotage 2015

The Beeslaar Pinotage 2015 is the sort of wine you get when the person behind it is utterly on top of his game. This is the own label of Abrie Beeslaar, winemaker at Kanonkop, and his deftness with this sometimes tricky variety is all over this wine. A not too shabby vintage clearly also helped. […]

December 14, 2016
by Christian
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