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Muratie Ansela van de Caab 2011

Local Shiraz might be getting all the plaudits at the moment but I think it would be premature to write-off Bordeaux-style red blends just yet – nobody’s going refuse a glass of Kanonkop Paul Sauer or Meerlust Rubicon on principle. Muratie doesn’t enjoy the same stature as the two properties above but its version of […]

April 7, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Muratie Ansela van de Caab 2009

“We’re a family business. We don’t have huge lots of wonga to throw around so we have to make the wines work,” says Rijk Melck, owner of Muratie in Stellenbosch. Francois Conradie has made the wine here since the 2006 vintage and based on a recent tasting of the 2008 through 2012 of the Isabella […]

April 20, 2013
by Christian
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Muratie Ronnie Melck Shiraz 2009

Stellenbosch is supposedly “Cab country” but turn off the R44 heading towards Wellington onto Knorhoek Road and  it’s the Shiraz which really seems to shine. Carl van der Merwe used to make an outstanding version at Quoin Rock before his move to DeMorgenzon while Delheim has just had its Vera Cruz 2009 rated 5 Stars […]

November 5, 2012
by Christian
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