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DeMorgenzon Maestro White 2013

Impenetrable.

The Maestro 2012 from DeMorgenzon not only picks up a rating of 5 Stars in the current edition of Platter’s but is also declared White Wine of the Year (see my review here). How might the follow-up 2013 be shaping (R121.99 a bottle from Liquor City … [Read more...]

DeMorgenzon Maestro White 2012

Virtuoso performance.

At DeMorgenzon in Stellenbosch, baroque music is continuously played to the vines. Make of that what you will, the wines with Carl van der Merwe incumbent as winemaker since mid-2010 are increasingly impressive. I encountered the Maestro White 2012 … [Read more...]

DeMorgenzon Chenin Blanc 2007

Large and in charge.

The accolades for DeMorgenzon Chenin Blanc just keep rolling in – 5 Stars for the maiden 2005 in Platter’s 2007, the 2009 placing among Wine Specator’s top 100 wines in 2011, the 2010 again 5 Stars in Platter’s 2013 and among Wine Enthusiast’s … [Read more...]

Ugly ducklings, swans and Chenin Blanc

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“Is it really possible to sell Chenin at R195 a bottle?” asked Tinus Els, cellarmaster of L’Avenir of Wendy Appelbaum, owner of DeMorgenzon at the “Summer Chenin Showcase” put on by the Chenin Blanc Association yesterday. 22 wines in a variety of … [Read more...]

Glen Carlou Pinot Noir 2010

Time for a revolution.

Sipping on Glen Carlou Pinot Noir 2010 after watching !WAR – Women Art Revolution last night, I felt duly conscientised. I’ve always thought that referring to wine as either “feminine” or a “masculine” isn’t helpful and particularly so just … [Read more...]