Chateau Pontet-Canet 2010

Last night, a tasting of Bordeaux from the much vaunted 2010 vintage hosted by Wine Cellar, the Cape Town-based fine wine merchants and cellarers. Two remarkable wines, the first being newly appointed St-Emilion First Growth Château Angélus, the 2010 rated 98 on the 100-point scale by the influential US critic Robert Parker. With an alcohol […]

September 26, 2013
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Alta Vista Alto 2005 et al.

Were there any World Cup omens to be had from a wine tasting held at Boland Cellar’s Northern Paarl facility yesterday?  Holland based Cees van Casteren, wine writer, educator and consultant hosted a formal blind tasting of 12 wine “icons” produced by the wine producing countries participating in the competition currently playing itself out and […]

June 23, 2010
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Ugaba 2008

Call me a plebeian but I prefer the second-label Ugaba 2008 from Stellenbosch farm Anwilka to the property’s flagship 2008. Anwilka is the joint venture between Bruno Prats, former owner of Cos-d’Estournel in St-Estèphe, Hubert de Boüard de Laforest, co-owner of St-Émilion property Angelus, and Lowell Jooste of Klein Constantia. On Wednesday, Prats and Jooste […]

June 11, 2010
by Christian
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