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Quoin Rock Shiraz 2015

Are big, burly red wines making a comeback? The recently releases Shiraz 2014 from Bot River property Luddite is pretty full-on (see review here)...

Tim James: Controversy and rebirth at Quoin Rock

Those who’ve only been around the Cape wine industry for a few years might not even have heard the name of Quoin Rock (and...

Tim James: Older whites

A little adventure with older local white wines began with Steenberg Semillon 2010. Five years is not, however, elderly for a serious, oaked wine...

DeMorgenzon Reserve Syrah 2012

DeMorgenzon, the Stellenbosch property owned by high-flying Wendy and Hylton Appelbaum is getting plenty of a critical acclaim at the moment but I worry...

Quoin Rock The Nicobar 2011 vs Greywacke Wild Sauvignon 2011

Yesterday an “Us vs Them” tasting – five pairs of wines, each consisting of something South African and something from elsewhere in the world....

Quoin Rock Syrah 2010

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Muratie Ronnie Melck Shiraz 2009

Stellenbosch is supposedly “Cab country” but turn off the R44 heading towards Wellington onto Knorhoek Road and  it’s the Shiraz which really seems to...

CE’s top 12 wines of 2011

Below are my dozen best wines for 2011. To appear on the list, they had to be from South Africa and in general circulation....