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Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blanc 2009

With the festive season nearly upon us, offices are receiving more bubbly samples than usual. We were particularly impressed by the new releases in the Jacques Bruére range of Cap Classique from Bon Courage in Robertson – stylish packaging and great quality relative to price. Jacques Bruére Brut Reserve 2009 Price: R140 60% Pinot [...]

November 28, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blancs 2007

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 the red varieties contribute to local bottle-fermented sparkling wine – [...]

December 24, 2012
by Christian
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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 2010 vintage of standard release Red Muscadel and the 2008 vintage of the reserve RedMuscadel [...]

July 15, 2011
by Christian
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Robertson overview

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 trophies for best in class as well as best quality to [...]

June 20, 2011
by Christian
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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 Non-Vintage Pongrácz Brut Best Rosé Pongrácz Rosé Best Vintage Kumkani Infiniti Brut 2004

September 15, 2010
by Christian
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