Axe Hill Cape Vintage Port 2006

If I’ve been asked once, I’ve been asked a thousand times: “I’m a proud father! What wine can I buy of birthyear to serve at offspring’s 21st birthday?” And my answer always is Calitzdorp Port-style wines (and Bredell’s when that cellar was still in business). On a whim, I opened a bottle of Axe Hill […]

May 21, 2015
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Hillock Mile High Non-vintage

Our daughter Zoë Mathilda Eedes was born on 11 June 2009 and the wine of her birth year I’m backing to serve at her 21st birthday is the Cape Vintage Reserve Port from Calitzdorp winery De Krans. But we all know the Klein Karoo produces good fortifieds and brandies. What of the table wines? The […]

November 20, 2013
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Axe Hill Machado 2010

Table wines from Port varieties out of Portugal have gone big over the last 10 years or so – Dirk van der Niepoort and the rest of the so-called Douro Boys are worshipped by wine geeks for their efforts in this regard. South Africa makes some decent Port but what of table wines from Port […]

October 7, 2011
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Stellenzicht Sémillon Reserve 2003

Yesterday was spent writing introductions for the 2011 edition of Platter’s including that for Calitzdorp winery Axe Hill now owned by Johannesburg businessman Mike Neebe but originally founded by the late Tony Mossop, Cape Wine Master and renowned wine commentator. Mossop was panel chairman at WINE magazine when I started out there, and a big […]

July 10, 2010
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