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Boschendal Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Packs a punch.

Vineyard plantings in the district of Elgin stand at 850ha down from 1 000ha two or three years ago, according to Boschendal viticulturist Stephan Joubert. Why has this happened? Apples are fetching far more per hectare than wine grapes and farmers … [Read more...]

2013 Amorim Tsogo Sun Cap Classique Challenge Results

Party on.

The results of the the thirteenth annual Amorim Tsogo Sun Méthode Cap Classique Challenge are as follows: Best Vintage Brut, Overall Winner: Boschendal Grande Cuvée Brut 2009 Best Brut Non-Vintage: Colmant Brut Best Rosé Non-Vintage: Graham … [Read more...]

Boschendal Reserve Collection Shiraz 2011


Boschendal Reserve Collection Shiraz 2011 (R140 a bottle) was awarded gold and the South African Red Rhône Varietal under £15 Trophy at the recent Decent World Wine Awards and it’s obviously intended as a serious proposition. Grapes are from a … [Read more...]

Boschendal Cecil John Reserve Shiraz 2010


If you like your wine super-concentrated, then you’ll like Boschendal Cecil John Reserve Shiraz 2010. It’s at the pinnacle of this DGB-owned cellar’s range and costs R225 a bottle so it’s meant to make a statement. From a Stellenbosch vineyard, it … [Read more...]

2011 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Competition: Results

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The winning wines in this year’s FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Competition are as follows: Bergsig Woolworths [WHAT]? 2011 Woolworths price: R39.95 100% Breedekloof. Somewhat shy on the nose but the palate shows intense lime flavour and bright … [Read more...]

Boschendal Grande Cuvée Brut 2007


Only two wines rated 4½ Stars in this year’s Amorim Cork Cap Classique Challenge, the overall winner Cuveé Royale 2005 from Simonsig and this, so you could view it as currently the second best bubbly in the country if you wanted to. A blend of 54% … [Read more...]