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Craven Pinot Noir 2014

The Pinot Noir made by Mick and Janine Craven from grapes grown in Faure, Stellenbosch gets better and better gaining a little extra gravitas with each passing vintage. The 2014 (approximate retail price: R140 a bottle) combines delicacy with detail – there’s far more going on that its 10.9% alcohol by volume might suggest. On [...]

May 28, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Shiraz SA Wine Challenge 2015 results

  Results of the third annual Shiraz SA Wine Challenge were announced yesterday. The top 12 were as follows: Bellingham The Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah 2013 Cederberg 2013 Driehoek 2012 Eagles’ Nest 2012 Fairview Eenzaamheid 2013 Groot Constantia 2013 La Vigne Single Vineyard 2007 Rustenberg Buzzard Kloof Syrah 2011 Strandveld First Sighting 2012 Uva [...]

May 28, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2015 results

Results of the fourteenth annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced earlier today. Old Mutual Trophy for Most Successful Producer Overall Rustenberg Wines Trophy for Best Shiraz, Old Mutual Trophy for Best Red Wine Overall Fleur du Cap Shiraz 2013 Grande Roche Trophy for Best White Blend, Old Mutual Trophy for the Best White [...]

May 27, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Neethlingshof The Owl Post Pintoage 2013

De Wet Viljoen, cellarmaster of Neethlingshof in Stellenbosch, is also vice-chairman of the Pinotage Association, and as a result you can’t help scrutinising his take on the variety a little more closely. The Owl Post Pinotage 2013 is part of Neethlingshof’s top-tier Short Story Collection with a cellar-door price of R180 a bottle. On the [...]

May 26, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Cape of Good Hope Basson Pinotage 2012

Anthonij Rupert Wyne is another producer that doesn’t submit to Platter’s so unfortunately no comment about the portfolio in what so many treat as their wine bible. Launched in 2011, the “terroir specific” Cape of Good Hope sub-brand from Anthonij Rupert is particularly compelling in concept (see here) although you don’t see them much in [...]

May 25, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2015 results

The Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2015 attracted over 800 entries with judging held in the small town of Buttrio located in the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Results were announced last night with the following South African wines winning gold medals: Delaire Graff Estate Coastal Cue 2014 Diemersda 8 Rows 2014 Maastricht 2014 Steenberg [...]

May 24, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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De Grendel Shiraz 2013

De Grendel Shiraz is a wine that should be on every pizzeria wine list around the country. I’ve liked it ever since the 2010 got gold at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show in 2012 and the 2013 doesn’t disappoint. It’s a combination of pretty much equal parts Durbanville, Paarl and Stellenbosch grapes and it [...]

May 22, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Axe Hill Cape Vintage Port 2006

If I’ve been asked once, I’ve been asked a thousand times: “I’m a proud father! What wine can I buy of birthyear to serve at offspring’s 21st birthday?” And my answer always is Calitzdorp Port-style wines (and Bredell’s when that cellar was still in business). On a whim, I opened a bottle of Axe Hill [...]

May 21, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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