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Patatsfontein Chenin Blanc 2015

The Chenin Blanc from Patatsfontein in Montagu is a really exciting wine, being utterly true to the variety but also giving you the sense that it could come from nowhere else in the world. A collaboration between Reenen Borman of Boschkloof, fund manager Henk Kotze and Fritz Schoon of artisan produce retailer Schoon De Companje […]

March 7, 2016
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Rijk’s Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2003

Do South Africa’s white wines mature with benefit? Later this week a tasting convened by the South African Sommelier Association and presented by Eben Sadie to address precisely this question. In the meantime, the Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2003 from Rijk’s in Tulbagh given to me by winemaker Pierre Wahl who thought it might just […]

October 13, 2015
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Flagstone Tributary Chenin Blanc 2015

During Cape Wine 2015, trade title Drinksbusiness.com ran an interview with Bruce Jack, founder of Flagstone and head winemaker in South Africa for international wine company Accolade Wines, on Chenin Blanc. What particularly caught the eye is that Flagstone have launched Tributary 2015, an interpretation of the grape set to sell in the UK at […]

October 2, 2015
by Christian
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The Old Vine Series Mev. Kirsten 2014

“Mrs. Anna Kirsten passed away on 10 April 2015 at the age of 90 and it is an honour to dedicate this vintage to her,” reads a special neck lable on the 2014 of the Mev. Kirsten 2014, part of Eben Sadie’s part of Eben Sadie’s Die Ouwingerdreeks (The Old Vine Series). The Stellenbosch vineyard […]

September 29, 2015
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Beaumont Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc 2014

There are a few South African wines which, regardless of vintage or particular rating, have become crucial reference points – Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh, Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay and Kanonkop Pinotage, for instance. Though the Beaumonts of Bot River go about their business in a quiet and unassuming way, their Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc is […]

September 17, 2015
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David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2014

SA’s second oldest block of Chenin Blanc was planted in 1947 on Kaapzicht in Stellenbosch, and now supplies grapes for two wines, the first being Kaapzicht’s own called The 1947 and the second being the Camino Africana. While the 2013 vintage of Camino Africana was imposing but somehow unresolved, the recently released 2014 (R300 a […]

September 16, 2015
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The Old Vine Series Skurfberg 2014

As part of Eben Sadie’s Die Ouwingerdreeks (The Old Vine Series), the Skurfberg is never short of weight but for me can be a bit unready in its youth. No such problems with the 2014. Wine of Origin Olifnatsriverier, grapes come from various parcels of Chenin Blanc planted between 1940 and 1955 on the outcrop […]

September 8, 2015
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Hogan Chenin Blanc 2014

Hogan Wines sees Jocelyn Hogan Wilson, previously of La Bri in Franschhoek, return to winemaking after a break to start a family. She now buys grapes from around the Cape and makes the wine in rented cellar space. The maiden vintage Chenin Blanc 2014 comes from 38-year-old Swartland vineyard and as for vinification, fermentation occurred […]

September 7, 2015
by Christian
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