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Top wines of March 2018

Here are our six most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Patatsfontein Chenin Blanc 2017 – 96 (read original review here) Van Loggerenberg Kameraderie Chenin...

Craven Faure Vineyard Syrah 2016

Mick and Jeanine Craven of Craven Wines differentiate themselves by working exclusively with vineyards in the very grand appellation which is Stellenbosch but then...

Craven Faure Vineyard Syrah 2015

If the 2014 vintage of Faure Vineyard Syrah from Mick and Janine Craven was “skinny like a model”, the 2015 has a bit more...

Marthélize Tredoux: In praise of lighter reds and rosé

I don’t mind sharing with you that last week was arguably the crappiest of the entire year so far. I’d compare the last couple...

Craven Clairette Blanche 2014

According to JancisRobinson.com, Clairette is a “widely distributed southern French variety producing full-bodied whites that can hang on to their acidity quite impressively” and...