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Top seven wines of September 2017

Here are our seven most highly rated current-release wines of last month: David & Nadia Hoë-Steen Chenin Blanc 2016 – 97 (read original review here) Mullineux...

The Old Vine Series ‘T Voetpad 2016

A Swartland field blend of Chenin Blanc, Muscat, Palomino, Semillon and Semillon Gris, planted in stages from 1900 to 1928. A nose of mesmerizing...

Top five wines of August 2017

Here are our five most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Raats Eden Cabernet Franc 2015 - 97 (read original review here) Sadie Family Wines...

The Old Vine Series Skurfberg 2016

Eben Sadie’s Skurfberg 2016 from Chenin Blanc planted between 1940 and 1955 up the West Coast pretty much in the middle of nowhere, is...

The Old Vine Series Mev. Kirsten 2016

The wine that is Mev. Kirsten in Eben Sadie’s Old Vine Series – from Stellenbosch vines planted between 1905 and 1920 – has always...

The Old Vine Series Pofadder 2016

From Swartand Cinsault. Eben Sadie is a strong advocate of the potential greatness of this variety under South African conditions and in the case...

The Old Vine Series Kokerboom 2016

From Olifantsrivier Semillon planted in the 1930s. The hot and dry conditions of 2016 have led to a wine of particular richness and ripeness...

The Old Vine Series Treinspoor 2016

The 2016 vintage of Treinspoor, the Tinta Barocca as made by Eben Sadie from a Swartland vineyard planted in 1974, seems more well behaved...