Tim James: On Bloemcool and a few other innovations from Fairview

Cauliflower and wine? Not a pairing with intuitive appeal – but they’re closer than you might think, at least at Fairview in Paarl. It probably wasn’t a bad idea, many decades back, to change the home farm’s name from the somewhat less mellifluous Bloemkoolfontein (cauliflower fountain). But also not a bad idea to more recently […]

May 29, 2017
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Lourens Family Wines new releases

Franco Lourens recently became assistant winemaker at the acclaimed Alheit Vineyards and his own label 2016s are damn fine, tasting notes and ratings as follows: Lindi Carien 2016 Price: R195 34% Grenache Blanc from Piekenierskloof, 31% Verdelho from Stellenbosch, 21% Roussanne from Stellenboch and 15% Chenin Blanc sourced from both Stellenbosch and Swartland. On the […]

May 29, 2017
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Alheit Vineyards La Colline 2016

The 2016 vintage might have a reputation for being having been challenging on account of the hot and dry conditions which prevailed but Chris Alheit of Alheit Vineyards has handled it with aplomb. Tasting notes and ratings for these soon-to-be-released wines as follows: Cartology 2016 89% Chenin Blanc sourced variously from Perdeberg, Skurfberg and Stellenbosch […]

May 29, 2017
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Decanter World Wine Awards 2017: Results

The Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 were announced recently. The competition attracted over 17 200 entries and the following South African wines featured: Platinum – Best in Show Paul Cluver Seven Flags Chardonnay 2016 Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2013 Platinum medals (best in category) Nederburg The Anchorman Chenin Blanc 2016 Rustenberg Red Muscadel 2015 […]

May 26, 2017
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Luddite Saboteur Red 2015

The 2015 vintage is much celebrated among winemakers on account of how favourable growing conditions were but the proof of the pudding is in the eating and while the white wines produced have generally proved to be very good, the more serious reds are only now starting to come to market, their defining feature seemingly […]

May 26, 2017
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Stellenzicht sold

Ernie Els Wines has acquired Stellenzicht from Lusan Premium Wines, the joint venture between Distell and German financier Hans Schreiber. In 2015, golfer Ernie Els took on Baron Hans von Staff-Reitzenstein, a renowned German wine collector, as an investor in his wine business with a view to growing it significantly Ernie Els Wines currently has […]

May 26, 2017
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Cederberg Five Generations Chenin Blanc 2014

God is in the detail, or so the saying goes, and the 2014 vintage of Five Generations Chenin Blanc from Cederberg is nothing if not intricate in its assembly – 10.6% Chenin Blanc for extra complexity, 5% unwooded Chenin from the 2015 vintage for extra freshness, fermented and matured for 11 months in 400-litre barrels, […]

May 25, 2017
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Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2014

While the 2013 vintage of Shiraz from Constantia property Eagles’ Nest was particularly striking, the currently available 2014 seems more understated. Matured for 20 months in French oak, a third of which was new, the wine displays aromas of red fruit, white pepper, vanilla and a hint of reduction. It’s medium bodied with pure fruit, […]

May 24, 2017
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