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Winemag.co.za Top 25 Wines 2018

Editor Christian Eedes (left) selects his 25 most memorable wines of the year. 25. Donkiesbaai Rooiwijn 2017 24. Tokara Director’s Reserve White 2016 23. Groot Constantia Chardonnay...

Winemag.co.za Top 25 Wines 2018: Nos. 20 – 16

20. Mullineux Old Vines White 2017 19. Neil Ellis Jonkershoek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 18. Boschkloof Epilogue Syrah 2016 17. Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2016 16. Neil Ellis Bottelary Hills...

Winemag.co.za Top 25 Wines 2018: Nos. 15 – 11

15. Reyneke Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 14. Intellego Elementis Chenin Blanc 2017 13. Patatsfontein Chenin Blanc 2017 12. Van Loggerenberg Kameraderie Chenin Blanc 2017 11. Thistle & Weed...

Winemag.co.za Top 25 Wines 2018: Nos. 5 – 1

5. Lismore Reserve Syrah 2017 4. Springfield Méthode Ancienne Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 3. Rall Ava Syrah 2017 2. Sadie Family Wines The Old Vine Series 'T...

Winemag.co.za Top 25 Wines 2018: Nos. 10 – 6

10. Thorne & Daughters Rocking Horse 2017 9. Leeu Passant Dry Red Wine 2016 8. Alheit Vineyards Magnetic North Chenin Blanc 2017 7. David & Nadia Hoë-Steen...

Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage 2016

Do “lesser” vintages sometimes make for better wines? 2015 is much hyped but this vintage of Diesel Pinotage from Beyerskloof in Stellenbosch seemed overdone...

The Grapesmith Die Kluisenaar 2016

Johan Malan of Simonsig in Stellenbosch has released two white wines broadly inspired by the Rhône under the The Grapesmith label and, once again,...

Top 20 Best Buys of 2018

In the introduction to the 2019 edition of Platter’s entitled “Some trends in South African wine", the following observation is made: “The ‘ultra-premium’ category...