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Steenberg Magna Carta 2009

Last night the launch of Magna Carta 2009, the flagship offering from Constantia winery Steenberg, this being the second ever release after the 2007...

Glen Carlou Tortoise Hill White 2009

Looking for some uncomplicated quaffing the other day, I opted for Tortoise Hill White 2009 from Paarl winery Glen Carlou. This wine is a...

Louis Roederer Cristal 2004

55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay. Five years on the lees, 8 months bottle maturation prior to release. Fine but ultra-energetic mousse. Citrus and hint...

Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2008 vs. Domaine Clape Cornas 2007 vs. Groot...

At dinner last night as part of the second annual Constantia Fresh weekend organised by Jörg Pfützner of Fine Wine Events, another chance to...

Altydgedacht Tintoretto 2009

Last night Altydgedacht Tintoretto 2009 at swish inner-city hotel 15 on Orange. This becomes the Durbanville property’s flagship red and is another in the...

Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rosé 2000

Yesterday started with brunch at Waterfront hotel The Cape Grace to celebrate a decade of Ken Forrester Wines importing Champagne Billecart-Salmon into South Africa....

Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc 2003

When the Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc 2003 came up for review in the April 2008 issue of Wine magazine as part of a tasting...

Elim investigated

Yesterday a tasting of all current release Elim wines towards generating a list of recommendations to appear in an article I’m writing for UK...