What I Drank Last Night
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David Aristargos 2013

Right on.

News from David and Nadia Sadie of David Wines is that they will from now on be based at Paardebosch in the Siebritskloof, making both their wines and those of the property in a completely overhauled cellar. Recently a tasting of the new David … [Continue reading]

CellarFoot The Straw 2010


Nothing that Lammershoek winemaker Craig Hawkins does is remotely mainstream but CellarFoot is the label he uses to designate the wines which he feels really push the boundaries. The three stand-out wines for me are the following: CellarFoot … [Continue reading]

Constantia Nectar 2009

On song.

Constantia Nectar 2009 is a natural sweet wine from Muscat de Frontignan grown on the property Huis in Bos, Teddy Hall responsible for vinification. Only two vintages were ever produced – the 2009 and 2010 – grapes subsequently purchased by Klein … [Continue reading]

Keermont Terrasse 2013


Since the maiden vintage 2010, the white blend Terrasse from Keermont in Stellenbosch  is a wine which enchants me even if don’t quite understand it. The wine is based on Chenin Blanc from a 1971 vineyard and is complimented by Chardonnay, Sauvignon … [Continue reading]

Delamain Extra de Grand Champagne Cognac

Top shelf.

“We produce in a year what [market leader] Hennessy produces in three days,” says Patrick Payrelongue, president of Delamain Cognac.  Wine importer Great Domaines has added Delamain Cognac to its portfolio and Payrelongue  is currently in South … [Continue reading]

Blackwater Noir 2012

The cat's whiskers.

Some new kit from Francois Haabroek, previously of Waterford in Stellenbosch, who sources grapes from across the Western Cape for his own Blackwater label: Blackwater Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Approximate retail price:  R83 W.O. Darling. A charming … [Continue reading]