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The Blacksmith Vin Noir 2015

Tremayne Smith, who had a stint at Mullineux & Leeu before moving to Fable Mountain Vineyards, also makes his own wines under The Blacksmith label. Tasting notes and scores for the current releases as follows: The Blacksmith Chenin Blanc 2015 Wine Cellar price: R155 Appears both reductive AND oxidative – a bit stinky on the […]

September 24, 2016
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Vrede en Lust Artisan Range Casey’s Ridge Syrah 2013

The Buys family of Vrede en Lust acquired Elgin property Casey’s Ridge in 2005 and this now seems to be coming in to its own. The Barrique 2014 scored 91 on the 100-point quality scale in the recent RisCura White Hot Wine Awards and the current-release Artisan Range Casey’s Ridge Syrah 2013 is very good, […]

September 22, 2016
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GlenWood Grand Duc Noblesse NV

The Grand Duc Noblesse NV from GlenWood outside Franschhoek is a wine modelled on Sauternes. From Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, extensive effort was made to ensure that only botrytis-infected grapes were used, fermentation occurring spontaneously before maturation in 225-litre French oak barrels, 100% new. Non-vintage, it incorporates both the 2013 and 2014 harvests. On the […]

September 21, 2016
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2016 CWG Auction wines rated

The 32nd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction takes place at the Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch on Saturday, 1 October. There are 52 wines on offer and I attended a blind tasting held for the media yesterday. Ratings as follows: 96 Sijnn Wines /awa 2014 (David Trafford) WO Malgas. 62% Syrah, 38% Mourvèdre. Very fragrant aromatics […]

September 20, 2016
by Christian
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Boschkloof Epilogue Syrah 2014

Tim Atkin MW made the Epilogue Syrah 2014 from Boschkloof in Stellenbosch his Overall Red Wine of the Year with a score of 98 on the 100-point quality scale in his South Africa Special Report 2016 (available for purchase here) and it is indeed a remarkable wine. On the nose, red and black berries, fynbos, […]

September 16, 2016
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Grand Constance 2013

Today the unveiling of a bottle of Grand Constance 1821 by Dr Ernest Messina, chairman of the board of the Groot Constantia Trust, the item recently acquired when  auctioned online by Catawiki for the amount of $1 717 (equivalent to R24 677). It’s set to be the centre-piece at the Cloete Cellar, which is currently […]

September 15, 2016
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Colmant Brut Chardonnay NV

The official overall winner at this year’s Méthode Cap Classique Challenge sponsored by cork supplier Amorim was the Anura Brut 2011, but to my mind the Colmant Brut Chardonnay which won best Blanc de Blanc was the stand-out wine. From 70% Franschhoek and 30% Robertson fruit, it spent 45 months on the lees (the base […]

September 14, 2016
by Christian
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Boplaas Cape Tawny Reserve 1995

A Colheita is an aged Tawny Port made with grapes from a single vintage and that’s the idea behind the Cape Tawny Reserve 1995 from Boplaas, which is sensational. A blend of 90% Tinta Barocca and 10% Touriga Nacional, it spent 17 years in cask. On the nose, there’s a hint of dried flowers before […]

September 14, 2016
by Christian
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