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Chateau Libertas Classic Dry Red Blend 2017

As part of my recent effort to give users of this website a baseline when it comes to scoring, a bottle of Distell’s Chateau...

Tim James: How are SA’s iconic entry-level wine brands shaping up?

I had intended this week to have a look at sub-R100 foreign white wines. But the weather in Cape Town has turned so autumnal,...

Tim James: Could great old names be rescued?

An almost inevitable topic came up for discussion among those attending the recent grand match between some old Cape stars and their international equivalents:...

Tim James: SA legends vs the world

A most remarkable tasting was held in Cape Town last Friday evening. Some 15 people paid quite a bit of money to sit down...

David Bristow: Of Men and Wine, Noble and Not-so

No self-respecting student in the Cape over the past eight decades, since 1936 specifically, would face the year without the character-building help of another...

Lanzerac Pinotage 1963

On Friday, a visit to the Tabernacle, Distell’s underground wine library housing a 14 000-bottle collection of rare local and international wines. A small...

Chateau Libertas Limited Edition 2010

Unsubstantiated rumours that Chateau Libertas is on the way out, with no new following in the emerging market segment prior or subsequent to its...

Chateau Libertas 1940

Chateau Libertas might be a “paragon of value and drinkability” according to Platter’s 2012 but the truth of the matter is that this 80-year-old...