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Rhône blends vs Syrah in SA

How do SA’s Rhône-inspired blends stack up next to straight Shiraz? To make the best wines we possibly can in South Africa, we have...

Patatsfontein Chenin Blanc 2017

That the excellent Patatsfontein Chenin Blanc as made by Reneen Borman of Boschkloof comes from a vineyard outside the Klein Karoo town of Montagu...

Sterhuis Chardonnay 2007 vs. Meerlust Chardonnay 2007

Yesterday lunch with Johan Kruger of Bottelary property Sterhuis. “No Sauvignon Blanc and salad. This isn’t Durbanville and we aren’t rabbits,” he said. Meat...

Ernie Els Big Easy Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

While the white wine under the entry-level Big Easy label from Ernie Els Wines has always been made from Chenin Blanc (maiden vintage being...

A.A. Badenhorst Bokveld Pinot Noir 2017

Clearly not even Adi Badenhorst is capable of resisting the allure of Pinot Noir with him now trying his hand at the variety using...

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...

Roan Ranger 2014

Roan Ranger, a blend of Cinsaut, Grenache and Mourvèdre from Darling nègociant Charles Withington, first came to light when the 2013 vintage won silver...

Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

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