What I Drank Last Night
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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 … [Read more...]

Buitenverwachting Christine 2008

A more than passable imitation.

After a line-up of 10 examples of Bordeaux from the 2008 vintage earlier in the evening see here), a bottle of Christine 2008, the Bordeaux-style red blend from Constantia property Buitenverwachting. Just to calibrate. A blend of 45% Cabernet … [Read more...]

Chateau Tour Maillet 2008


Last night, a quick whirl around Bordeaux courtesy of fine wine brokers Wine Cellar based in Observatory, Cape Town. The tasting was blind, scores and brief tasting notes below: Score: 17/20 Tour Maillet, Pomerol (R450) Great concentration of … [Read more...]

Topical pic: WINE magazine Bdx-style red blend tasting under way

Suckers for punishment - Le Roux, Steyn, De Fleuriot and Hopkins.

This year’s Bordeaux-style red blend tasting to be reported on in the September issue of WINE magazine  has attracted 115 submissions compared to 123 in 2009. The panel is myself, Ginette de Fleuriot of Wineworx, Charles Hopkins, winemaker at De … [Read more...]