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Blind tasting of Absa Pinotage Top 10 2018 finalists

Pinotage fans are no doubt in a state of suspense with results of the 22nd Absa Pinotage Top 10 competition will be announced later...

Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2014

If you’re going to discuss which South African wines are in the running for icon status, then you are obliged to include the natural...

Lourensford Chrysalis Red 2015

There’s no accounting for taste - whereas colleague Tim James is positive about the two new top-end wines from Helderberg property Lourensford (see here)...

Diemersdal Wild Horseshoe Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Durbanville property Diemersdal is a real Sauvignon Blanc powerhouse - of the 200ha of own vineyards plus the 130ha under long-term rental, 140ha are...

City on a Hill Chenin Blanc 2017

André Bruyns, assistant winemaker to David and Nadia Sadie of the Swartland, has expanded his range of own-label wines, a Chenin Blanc and a...

Mullineux Straw Wine 2017

What to say about the Straw Wine 2017 from Andrea and Chris Mullineux? In a word, it’s massive. From a 37-year-old block of Chenin...

Boekenhoutskloof Noble Late Harvest 2014

Previous vintages of the Noble Late Harvest from Franschhoek cellar Boekenhoutskloof have been among the most profound wines of South Africa’s modern era of...

Kanonkop Pinotage 2016

Abrie Beeslaar, winemaker at Stellenbosch property Kanonkop, generally has nothing nice to say about the 2016 harvest on account of hot and dry it...