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Marthélize Tredoux: In praise of lighter reds and rosé

I don’t mind sharing with you that last week was arguably the crappiest of the entire year so far. I’d compare the last couple of days to a papercut. Between your toes. Nothing that would kill you but unbearable, unpleasant and downright unnecessary. But I won’t turn the post into a diary entry of a […]

November 9, 2015
by Marthelize Tredoux
with 9 Comments

Delheim Grand Reserve 1984

Prior to the unveiling of the 2013 vintage of Grand Reserve from Stellenbosch cellar Delheim, a tasting of the 1984, 1987, 1991, 1999, 2001, 2006 and 2007 vintages. And it was the 1984, which stole the show. Made by Kevin Arnold, now of Waterford, the wine is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% […]

October 27, 2015
by Christian
with 3 Comments

Delheim Grand Reserve 2013

The maiden vintage1981 Grande Reserve from Stellenbosch property Delheim was conceived in order to set a new standard for South African reds. Cabernet Sauvignon always dominates but small portions of the other Bordeaux varieties have been included in some vintages. In recent times, Delheim has undergone a change of regime with winemaker Reg Holder and […]

October 27, 2015
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Delheim Pinotage Rosé 2015

Should wine commentary be more populist? More rosé? More top 10 winelands picnic spots? My contention is that broad-base lifestyle media provides this kind of information more than adequately so no need for a website dedicated to fine wine to duplicate it. The problem with rosé for me is not that it’s generally bad but […]

September 22, 2015
by Christian
with 1 Comment

Badsberg NLH 2009 vs Delheim Edelspatz NLH 2013

Designating Noble Late Harvest as “dessert wine” is a pity as it means that consumption become unduly restricted. I like the Bordelais custom of serving a glass of Sauternes with foie gras pâté to welcome guests at formal functions in Bordeaux and taking our cue from this, we opened Badsberg Noble Late Harvest 2009 as […]

December 8, 2014
by Christian Eedes
with 0 Comments

Delheim Vera Cruz Pinotage 2012

Stellenbosch cellar Delheim recently released a maiden Pinotage 2012 (R310 a bottle) to its flagship Vera Cruz range, the wine having already earned the accolade of placing among the 2014 ABSA Top Ten winners. Grapes come from a 18-year-old bushvine block on the Vera Cruz property about three kilometres from Delheim, this land acquired by […]

September 3, 2014
by Christian
with 1 Comment

Oremus Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2005

The South African Sommelier Association, formed in 2010 “to help uplift and promote the service of wine in South Africa”, holds regular benchmark tastings for its members. Yesterday, sweet wines of the world, 14 wines roughly divided by production technique into four flights, tasted blind. Could those assembled identify grape variety and place of origin […]

February 25, 2014
by Christian
with 3 Comments

Delheim Grand Reserve 2006

I’ve tended to be unimpressed with Stellenbosch reds from the 2006 vintage – most appearing slight and gawky but Grand Reserve 2006 from Delheim over the weekend proved to be lovely. A blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Merlot, it was matured for 17 months in French oak, 100% new. Red and black fruit, […]

July 15, 2013
by Christian
with 0 Comments
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