What I Drank Last Night
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Alexanderfontein Chip Off the Old Block Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Serve chilled.

Last night,  a party to celebrate my mum Anthea's 70th birthday. For those who are curious, the wines were as follows: Laurent-Perrier Brut N/V Alexanderfontein Chip Off the Old Block Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (among the FNB Sauvignon Blanc Awards Top … [Read more...]

Botanica Pinot Noir 2010

Good job.

Botanica’s Ginny Povall makes a knock-out Chenin Blanc so what particular sensibility might she bring to Pinot Noir? Her 2010 (R149 a bottle from Vino Pronto in Gardens) is from approximately 25-year-old Elgin vineyards and was matured for nine … [Read more...]

Botanica Chenin Blanc 2009

A smart debut.

One of only two examples of Chenin Blanc out of 58 wines  to be rated 5 Stars in Platter’s 2011, Botanica 2009 is worth seeking out (the other being StellenRust ‘45’ Barrel Fermented 2009). What is striking about this wine is just how subtle and … [Read more...]