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Sound and thunder – what to make of the proliferation of...

Another measure of SA wine’s coming of age is the vast number of personalities and ventures seeking to deliver commentary and criticism. Inevitably, it’s only...

David & Nadia Topography Chenin Blanc 2017

“Topography” is a new label from Swartland winemaking team David and Nadia Sadie intended to “absorb” grapes either from old vineyards in danger of...

Thistle & Weed Duwweltjie Chenin Blanc 2017

If the maiden-vintage 2016 of Duwweltjie Chenin Blanc from Etienne Terblanche (Delheim viticulturist) and Stephanie Wiid (Fairview winemaker)  under their own Thistle & Weed...

Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Johann Krige, co-owner of Kanonkop in Stellenbosch, once remarked that if you were really serious about maturing your wine, then you should buy the...

Meerlust Rubicon 2015

What more to say about Rubicon 2015 from Stellenbosch property Meerlust subsequent to its 97+ rating from Greg Sherwood MW and wine buyer at...

Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

If the Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch property Meerlust has tended to be rather too thin and green in recent times, the 2014 vintage is...

Boekenhoutskloof Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

While recent vintages of Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon from Boekenhoutskloof seemed made in a fashion rather too eager to please, which is to say with...

Longridge Misterie 2015

“Is this the best that Longridge can do?” was the question put to winemaker Jasper Raats at the launch of Misterie 2015, a blend...