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Reyneke Reserve Red 2015

Reyneke Reserve Red 2015 is at that end of the market where the law of diminishing returns is a big factor - you have...

Shannon Vineyards Semillon 2016

James Downes of Shannon Vineyards in Elgin says that he and the winemaking team which is Gordon and Nadia Newton Johnson of Newton Johnson...

Jordan Sophia 2013

Many commentators argue that South African top-end wines sell at a discount relative to their international counterparts and a fascinating process is currently under...

Le Lude new releases

The Méthode Cap Classique offering from Franschhoek cellar Le Lude is now without doubt the most complicated in the country but the good news...

Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2015

Hannibal from Hemel-en-Aarde Valley property Bouchard Finlayson is a sort of Tuscany-Burgundy-Piedmont-Rhône mash-up which arguably shouln’t work but does. The 2015 is a blend...

Van Loggerenberg new releases

Lukas van Loggerenberg’s maiden releases from the 2016 vintage late last year heralded him as something of an instant star (see here). He now...

Morgenster Nabucco 2014

Morgenster, the Somerset West property established by Italian businessman Giulio Bertrand in the 1990s, has increased its collection of Italian-inspired wines to four, the...

Dornier Siren Syrah 2015

Philip van Staden, previously of Guardian Peak, has been winemaker at Dornier in Stellenbosch since October 2015 and the range is being submitted to...