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CE’s top 12 wines of 2012

Profoundly good.

Below are my dozen most memorable wines of 2012. Beaumont Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc 2011 Price: R150 This is a label which has been around for a while but under the careful stewardship of winemaker Sebastian Beaumont just seems to get more … [Read more...]

Delaire Sauvignon Blanc 2009 vs. The Berrio Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Delaire Sauvignon Blanc 2009 vs. The Berrio Sauvignon Blanc 2009

For all the real or perceived shortcomings of Sauvingon Blanc, it works pretty well as an aperitif after a day on the beach. Two highly acclaimed examples recently were the Delaire 2009, which not only placed among the winners of the 2009 Top 10 … [Read more...]

CE’s top 12 wines of 2011

Keermont Terrasse 2010

Below are my dozen best wines for 2011. To appear on the list, they had to be from South Africa and in general circulation. Where I encountered them blind, I scored them well enough but they appear here in that they provided me with great drinking … [Read more...]

2011 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Competition: Results

FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Logo

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...]

Topical pic: WINE magazine’s Blanc de Noir and Rosé tasting under way

Sink the pink.

This year’s Blanc de Noir and Rosé tasting to be reported on in the December issue of WINE magazine has attracted 110 submissions compared to 108 in 2009. The panel is Howard Booysen of Howard Booysen Wines, Michael Crossley of Reciprocal Wine … [Read more...]