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Hannay Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Yesterday a tasting of 18 examples of Sauvignon Blanc from the ward of Elgin. “I want people to realise that cool climate doesn’t equal “green”. It equals extra hang-time and riper flavours,” says James Downes, co-owner and viticulturist at Shannon Vineyards, one of the properties in the ward. My feeling is that while pyrazines are [...]

December 5, 2012
by Christian
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Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report 2012: Top 10 Wines

The second annual Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report presented in conjunction with Sanlam Private Investments is now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 60 high-profile wines, either currently available or soon to be released,  and then subjecting them to a blind tasting. The top 10 wines were as follows: FIVE STARS Jordan Barrel Fermented [...]

October 3, 2012
by Christian
with 6 Comments

Lace by Almenkerk 2010

Lace is historically associated with Bruges in Belgium, close to where owner/winemaker Joris van Almenkerk of the Elgin property that bears his surname hails from and hence the name of his new red blend .  There are many connotations to do with “lace” but in the case of this wine, it’s outright sexiness rather than [...]

February 23, 2012
by Christian
with 0 Comments
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