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Jordan The Outlier Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Quite a few commentators are saying that 2014 wasn’t the greatest for Sauvignon Blanc, something borne out by the fact that only three of the wines  from this vintage appear in the recently announced FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10. What of the 2014 vintage  of The Outlier Sauvignon Blanc from Jordan in Stellenbosch (R105 a [...]

October 24, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2005

Yesterday a presentation jointly hosted by screwcap industry stakeholders on the benefits of their product. They were all there: the European Aluminium Foil Association, the Guala Closures South Africa, the local subsidiary of the Italian founded world leader in production plus Hulamin, SA’s only local aluminium manufacturer. The day marked the launch of the “Turn [...]

October 24, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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Storm Vrede Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Hannes Storm, winemaker at Hamilton Russell Vineyards since 2004, will shortly be leaving there to concentrate on his own label called Storm Wines. He will be concentrating on Pinot Noir and already has some wines in the bottle. Tasting notes and scores below: Storm Moya’s Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 Price: R375 Made from the first [...]

October 23, 2014
by Christian
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Christmas in the winelands

Why not make this Christmas holiday a real holiday and allow someone else to do the cooking and washing up? The Cape winelands has a plethora of restaurants offering Christmas Eve dinners and Christmas day lunches. Set menus, buffets, foodie experiences, home-style traditional cooking – it’s all here. Backsberg, Klapmuts Christmas lunch: R470 per person [...]

October 23, 2014
by Emma Odendaal
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FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 2014 winners

The winners in the 2014 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition are as follows: Anura Reserve Unfiltered 2013 Boschendal 1685 Grand Vin Blanc 2014 Brampton 2014 Cape Point Vineyards Reserve 2013 Du Plevaux Private Collection 2014 (Imbuko) Hermit on the Hill The Infidel 2012 KWV The Mentors Darling 2013 Nederburg Arnold Graue The Young Airhawk [...]

October 22, 2014
by Christian
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Aubergine – restaurant review

Being in Aubergine is a bit like being in Business Class. It doesn’t feel like anyone’s paying for it themselves. In my experience, you’re in Business Class because the company is paying, because you had enough frequent flyer miles to upgrade, or because you got a good deal with the foreign exchange rate. So it [...]

October 22, 2014
by Daisy Jones
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Boekenhoutskloof Semillon 2012

Favourite wine at Caroline’s White Wine Review 2014 last night was the Boekenhoutskloof Semillon 2012. From Franschhoek vineyards, one block planted in 1902 and another in 1942, this is real “vieilles vignes” stuff. Harvest started about two weeks later than average and winemaker Jean Smit says that it was the first time some of the [...]

October 22, 2014
by Christian
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Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Last night the annual White Wine Review hosted by Cape Town retailer Caroline’s Fine Wine Cellar at the Table Bay Hotel.  A stand-out wine for me was the Sauvignon Blanc 2014 from Iona in Elgin. Harvest was late by South African standards, stretching from mid-March to early April and the benefits of this are clear [...]

October 22, 2014
by Christian
with 1 Comment
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Wine magazine was published from October 1993 until September 2011 and now lives on in digital form as Winemag.co.za. We cover everything to do with South African wine.