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SA 2005 under review

Recently a tasting of 12 wines from the 2005 vintage courtesy of colleague Angela Lloyd (read her report here). Three flights of four as follows: Flight One – Vergelegen White, Boekenhoutskloof Semillon, Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay and Hartenberg Riesling; Flight Two – Hartenberg Gravel Hill Shiraz, Quoin Rock Syrah, Waterford CWG Reserve and Waterford The [...]

April 20, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Jeanri-Tine van Zyl: Airport drinking

While it’s generally accepted that certain foods are suited to certain wines, as the one enhances the other, very little is written on the subject of matching certain wines to certain moods, at least in a scientific sense. The obvious and most versatile food-and-mood match seems to be Champagne or Cap Classique. It is widely [...]

April 20, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Tim James: Drinking at lunchtime

I’ve written elsewhere comparing the dining styles of two great Cape Town eating establishments (perhaps the two best, in fact, in my amateur opinion): Test Kitchen and Chef’s Warehouse; but here’s a note on the wines drunk at my one recent experience of lunch at the former, and my happily frequent and regular lunches at [...]

April 20, 2015
by Tim James
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The Carnivore – restaurant review

The Carnivore is the sort of restaurant that seems to exist solely to be photographed for in-flight magazines. It presents a portrait of Africa that those of us who live here do not recognise. This is either a strength or weakness depending on one’s point of view. My seven-year-old son got a great school report [...]

April 19, 2015
by Anna Trapido
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Kaapzicht The 1947 Chenin Blanc 2014

The maiden 2013 vintage of the The 1947 Chenin Blanc 2014 from Stellenbosch property Kaapzicht rated 94 points and was one of my top 20 wines of last year. Winemaker Danie Steytler Junior recently afforded me a sneak preview of the 2014 and I have to say I think it’s even better than the 2013. [...]

April 17, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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How does Morgenster stack up against Bordeaux?

At the launch of the Morgenster 2011 yesterday, six wines tasted blind by a gathering of some 50 people from the wine trade and media. Here’s how I ranked them: 1. Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2002 – Second Growth, St Julien Average Wine-searcher.com price: R984 Red and black fruit plus a slight maritime quality. Lovely fruit [...]

April 16, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Morgenster 2011

Yesterday, the launch of the 2011 vintage of the flagship wine from Morgenster with winemaker Henry Kotzé plus Cheval Blanc managing director Pierre Lurton as well as that property’s winemaker Pierre-Olivier Clouet presenting – the Cheval Blanc technical team having played a consulting role at Morgenster since inception. “We look for freshness, balance, ageing potential [...]

April 16, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Top 100 SA Wines 2015 – Results

Results of the Top 100 SA Wines 2015 competition convened by Robin von Holdt of Buybetterwine.com and chaired by Tim Atkin MW were announced last night. According to the official media release, there were 500 entries from 140 wineries. White wines enjoyed a total listing of 38, red wines 52, Natural Sweet four, Cap Classique [...]

April 16, 2015
by Christian Eedes
with 0 Comments
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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.