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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...