Illimis new releases

Lucinda Heyns, who previously worked as a viticulturist at both Jordan and Mulderbosch, started making her own wines first under the Eendevanger label, and since 2015, under the Illimis label. Tasting notes and ratings for the current-release 2016s as follows: Illimis Cinsault 2016 Price: R180 Alc: 12%. Grapes from a Darling vineyard planted in 1972. […]

January 18, 2018
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Môrelig new releases

Môrelig, situated at the foot of the Paardeberg in the Swartland, counts the likes of Lammershoek and Adi Badenhorst’s Kalmoesfontein as neighbours so Andrew Wightman was probably not entirely misguided when he acquired the property in 2011 and started producing wine under his own label in 2015. Tasting notes and ratings for the current-release 2017s […]

January 17, 2018
by Christian
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Fairview Stok By Paaltijie Grenache 2015

While the 2014 vintage of Stok By Paaltjie Grenache from Paarl cellar Fairview was appealing enough but perhaps a bit straightforward, the 2015 moves up a gear. From own grapes, the wine was matured for 15 months in older French oak, alcohol being 13.5% compared to the 14% of the 2014. The nose is intensely […]

January 16, 2018
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Rascallion Vinyl Collection 45 RPM 2016

Rascallion Wines is owned by experienced wine marketer Ross Sleet and the Kretzmar family of Broad Valley with Johan Joubert, previously of Kleine Zalze and Boland Kelder, making the wine. The Chenin-led Vinyl Collection 33 1/3 RPM 2017 (R118 a bottle) rated 90 on the 100-point scale in the Cape White Blend Report last year […]

January 15, 2018
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The Fledge and Co. HoekSteen 2015

The unwooded Chenin Blanc that is Hoeksteen from Leon Coetzee and Boplaas winemaker Margaux Nel gets better and better with each passing vintage, the current-release 2015 looking particularly delicious at the moment. Grapes from two old bush vine blocks in Stellenbosch, the wine was matured in tank for 13 months and alcohol is 13.46%. The […]

January 15, 2018
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Mariëtte Pinot Blanc 2016

Mariëtte Coetzee (née Stofberg) is winemaker at Stofberg Family Vineyards in Rawsonville, the top of the range wines carrying her name. First release was a Chenin Blanc 2015 which rated 88 on the 100-point quality scale (see here) and this is now joined by a Pinot Blanc 2016 and a Shiraz 2014. Mariëtte Pinot Blanc […]

January 12, 2018
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Leeuwenkuil Heritage Syrah 2015

Among  Leeuwenkuil’s 1 250ha of vineyard is a 16-year-old block of Syrah on the southern slopes of Riebeek Mountain adjacent to where Boekenhoutskloof and Mullineux among others have important holdings. The wine that Leeuwenkuil makes from here is bottled under its top-of-the-range Heritage label and while the 2014 was stellar, the recently released 2015 seems […]

January 11, 2018
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Cape Point Vineyards current releases

What has greater consumer awareness – South Africa, Cape Town, Cape Peninsula, Cape Point, Noordhoek or a proprietary name like “Isliedh”? Cape Point Vineyards aren’t taking any chances and have thrown pretty much everything into the mix. Tasting notes and ratings for the current releases as follows: Cape Point Vineyards Cape Town Sauvignon Blanc 2017 […]

January 10, 2018
by Christian
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