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Raised by Wolves Semillon Gris 2015

Raised by Wolves is the name for two special project wines from Yardstick, the venture that sees winemaker Adam Mason collaborating with chef Peter Tempelhoff and investor Charles Banks. There’s a Muscat de Frontignan 2015 as well as a Semillon Gris 2015, production amounting to just 300 magnums each. Both wines are available from Chapmans […]

November 30, 2015
by Christian
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Vin de Constance 2011

With the 2009 vintage of Vin de Constance not entirely convincing (see here) and no 2010 released, a lot was riding on the 2011 (Wine Cellar price: R750 per 500ml bottle) and fans of this sweet wine from Klein Constantia will be glad to hear that everything is Jim-dandy again. The last vintage to be […]

October 19, 2015
by Christian
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Mulderbosch wins Sylvain barrel

Best wine overall at the third annual RisCura Red White Wine was the Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2013 and the prize for producing this a new top-of-range 225-litre Grande Reserve Château Tradition Blanc barrel from Tonnellerie Sylvain valued at approximately R12 200. Here Jean Daneel, who is Sylvain’s representative in South Africa can be seen with […]

September 4, 2015
by Christian
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Yardstick Chardonnay 2013

Yardstick is the collaboration between Mulderbosch winemaker Adam Mason and chef Peter Tempelhoff, the series consisting of a Chardonnay and a Pinot Noir being finalists in the recent Wine Label Design Awards. Packaging is unfussy and contemporary and the same could be said of the wines. Tasting notes and scores as follows: Yardstick Chardonnay 2013 […]

March 24, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Side-project wines

If you were a winery owner, would you let your winemaker have his own label?  Recently a fascinating tasting featuring eight pairs of wines, each pair consisting of a wine made for an employer next to a winemaker’s own-label or side-project offering. The line-up as follows: Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2013 and Savage White 2013 […]

March 17, 2015
by Christian Eedes
with 1 Comment

Stellenrust “48” Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2012

Yesterday the Chenin Blanc Winter Showcase hosted by the Chenin Blanc Association – wines made in a “richer, fuller, riper style” which will make good drinking in the cold months ahead available for tasting. Even so, I would contend there’s been a significant stylistic shift at the top-end of the category in the last decade […]

April 17, 2014
by Christian
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Klein Constantia Riesling 1986 – 2012

Today 10 vintages of Klein Constantia Riesling from the maiden 1986 to the as yet unreleased 2012 and including 1993, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011 in between. The 26 years of production divided into two phases, the wines from 1986 to 2003 as made by the late Ross Gower in a semi-sweet […]

November 21, 2012
by Christian
with 5 Comments
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