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Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blancs 2007

White supremacy.

The stellar Villiera Monro Brut 2007 ( wine of show at this year’s Five Nations Wine Challenge, 5 Stars in Platter’s 2013) contains not only 34% Pinot Noir but 15% Pinot Meunier in addition to 51% Chardonnay, but in most instances I’m not sure what … [Read more...]

Merwida White Muscadel 2010


Yesterday a tasting of eleven examples of Muscadel. The line-up included the nine top performing wines from the 2011 Muscadel Awards as run by producer association Muskadel SA as well as two wines from Robertson cellar Rietvallei, these being the … [Read more...]

Robertson overview

Nuy Wynkelder

Last week’s public holiday prompted a three-night stay at Tierhoek Cottages in Robertson, and plenty of opportunity to assess the wines of the region. On our way up, a stop at Nuy to buy some Muskadel. I’d hoped that the White 2005, which won … [Read more...]

Amorim Cap Classique Challenge 2010 results


The new-look October issue of WINE magazine reached subscribers today including results of the 2010 Amorim Cap Classique Challenge: AWARDS Best Blanc de Blancs, Best Overall Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blanc 2007 Best … [Read more...]