Top three wines of March 2017

Here are our three most highly rated current-release wines of last month: De Grendel Op die Berg Pinot Noir 2013 – 95 (read original review here) Leeu Passant Dry Red Wine 2015 – 95 (read original review here) Leeu Passant Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2015 – 95 (read original review here)

April 1, 2017
by Christian
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SA vs Rest of World Pinot Noir Tasting

Starting in 2015, Tim Atkin MW and Samantha O’Keefe of Lismore  Estate Vineyards in Greyton  have taken it upon  themselves to arrange a tasting where the best of South African wine are put up next to some leading examples from the rest of the world in order to facilitate discussion. The most recent event  featuring […]

March 28, 2017
by Christian
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De Grendel Op die Berg Pinot Noir 2014

When the 2016 Cape Winemakers Guild Auction wines were shown publically last year, the Pinot Noir over which most people went bananas was the Seadragon 2015 from Newton Johnson Family Vineyards but the one to catch my eye (in a blind tasting put on for local media) was the Op Die Berg 2013 from De […]

February 3, 2017
by Christian
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De Grendel Shiraz 2015

The Shiraz as made by Durbanville cellar De Grendel has always been immensely appealing (see here) although I think the 2015 vintage was a bit lucky to win double gold at this year’s Veritas Awards. From a combination of Paarl and Stellenbosch fruit, the wine was matured for 13 months in 10% new American oak, […]

October 26, 2016
by Christian
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De Grendel Winifred 2015

Durbanville winery De Grendel has re-introduced its unconventional  white blend called Winifred after it was briefly discontinued. Named after Winifred Sally, wife of the late Sir David Graaff, 3rd Baronet of Cape Town and founder of De Grendel, the newly released 2015 is a blend of 52% Semillon, 29% Viognier and 14% Chardonnay. Aromatically, there […]

May 25, 2016
by Christian
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De Grendel Shiraz 2013

De Grendel Shiraz is a wine that should be on every pizzeria wine list around the country. I’ve liked it ever since the 2010 got gold at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show in 2012 and the 2013 doesn’t disappoint. It’s a combination of pretty much equal parts Durbanville, Paarl and Stellenbosch grapes and it […]

May 22, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Best sundowner spots in Cape Town

Location counts for a lot but restaurants with a great setting or spectacular views often become complacent. It’s not the case with the establishments below. Beau Constantia, Constantia www.beauconstantia.com Perched on the Constantia side of Table Mountain, Beau Constantia’s ultra-modern tasting room building looks out over vineyards, mountains and the city’s southern suburbs.  Floor-to-ceiling glass […]

January 16, 2015
by Emma Odendaal
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De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2010

The trick to world-beating Sauvignon Blanc according to some is to maximise both your pyrazine- and thiol-derived flavours and then ensure some kind of balance between the two. Koetshuis from De Grendel has always been one such wine – dramatic in its youth but how does it age? To explore this, a bottle of the […]

January 15, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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