What I Drank Last Night
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De Wetshof Pinot Noir Brut 2008

Served as an aperitif before the launch of the top-end, Merlot-driven Thibault 2009 yesterday, De Wetshof Pinot Noir Brut 2008 (R190 a bottle) pretty much stole the show for me. It’s elegant and sophisticated – subtle red cherry and brioche, a fine … [Read more...]

Louis Michel Thibault 2009

Robertson property De Wetshof, famed for its various versions of Chardonnay, has gone all in with a top-end red, Louis Michel Thibault 2009 (after the French architect who designed some of the Cape’s more noteworthy 18th and 19th century buildings). … [Read more...]

Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay 2010

Coming up roses.

On Friday, the biannual Celebration of Chardonnay held by Robertson estate De Wetshof. A formal tasting of 15 leading examples followed by lunch prepared by Garth Stroebel and his team from the SA Chefs Academy during which Peter Veldsman was … [Read more...]

De Wetshof Finesse Chardonnay 2010


Unwooded Chardonnay is an emerging category and the Limestone Hill 2012 in the Danie de Wet range from De Wetshof in Robertson (R68 a bottle from the tasting room) is a pretty smart example, bursting with pure citrus. It won silver (equivalent to a … [Read more...]

Robertson overview

Nuy Wynkelder

Last week’s public holiday prompted a three-night stay at Tierhoek Cottages in Robertson, and plenty of opportunity to assess the wines of the region. On our way up, a stop at Nuy to buy some Muskadel. I’d hoped that the White 2005, which won … [Read more...]

Veritas Awards 2010 tasting: some reflections

De Wetshof Finesse Chardonnay 1993. Not the best bottle.

To qualify for museum class at Veritas 2010, white wines are required to be five years from vintage and older, reds 10  years and older. Significantly, whites produced one double gold and three gold medals, and reds no double golds or golds. … [Read more...]