Eenzaamheid Cinsaut 2015

W.O. Paarl. Red boiled sweets, earth and spice plus a slight note of nail polish remover. The palate is light and cheery (alcohol 12.5%) with bright acidity and soft tannins. Serve chilled as an accompaniment to al fresco summer lunches. Wine Cellar price: R105 a bottle. #WinemagRating: 87/100. Find our South African wine ratings database […]

January 16, 2017
by Christian
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Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Including 4% Semillon, this wine from Elgin producer Iona is extraordinarily expressive right now with notes of granadilla and pineapple to the fore on the nose but also lime and a little jasmine. The palate is fairly bursting with fruit offset by racy acidity, the finish long and dry. Just about critic proof. Wine Cellar […]

January 16, 2017
by Christian
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Reyneke Reserve Red 2014

I confess that I’m not sure what to think of biodynamics – part of me thinks it’s bogus and another part of me finds it quite romantic. At the very least, it adds some intrigue to those producers who claim to abide by its tenets like Reyneke in Stellenbosch. Tasting notes and ratings for the […]

January 13, 2017
by Christian
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Marthélize Tredoux: The plan for 2017

New Year, New You! Oh, no. Wait. Wrong audience. New Year, New Wine? Nope. That doesn’t make sense. Never mind. It’s 2017. Harvest has started. The game is on. I have always loved he old year/new year changeover. In reality, nothing really changes. If you are fortunate enough to take some time off (a few […]

January 12, 2017
by Marthelize Tredoux
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Le Riche Richesse 2014

How to account for the fun factor when assessing wine? The Richesse 2014 from Stellenbosch cellar sees Cinsaut included in a wine that was previously a conventional Bordeaux-style red blend, the specific composition being 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 18% Petit Verdot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 12% Cinsaut and 6% Malbec, maturation lasting 18 months in […]

January 12, 2017
by Christian
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Van Wyk Olivia Grace 2016

Constantia Glen winemaker Justin van Wyk recently launched two of his own, the Van Wyk Family Wines label depicting a ram as Van Wyk hails from a Karoo sheep farm and three daffodils, a homage to the Welsh heritage of his wife and two daughters. Tasting notes and ratings as follows: Van Wyk Chenin Blanc […]

January 11, 2017
by Christian
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David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Sauvignon Blanc from Elim tends to the greener end of the flavour spectrum but what if you made it employing a spontaneous fermentation and maturation for nine months in barrel? The Ghost Corner Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2015 by David Nieuwoudt shows lime, Granny Smith apple and white peach plus notes of fynbos and white […]

January 10, 2017
by Christian
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Wine Label Design Awards 2017: Call for entries

Entries for the third annual Wine Label Design Awards are now open. The awards are proudly sponsored by self-adhesive label supplier Rotolabel and are convened by Winemag.co.za – Wine magazine was published from 1993 until 2011 and now lives on in digital form. Cape Town advertising and design studio At Pace designed the logo and […]

January 9, 2017
by Christian
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