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Cape Point Vineyards Noble Late Harvest 2011


Lunch on Friday at the Cape Point Vineyards restaurant where chef Clayton Bell previously of Constantia Uitsig now cooks. During our meal, winemaker Duncan Savage shared some thoughts on Sauvignon Blanc: “It’s is one of the most commercially … [Read more...]

Savage White 2013

Rock 'n roll.

New releases of Duncan Savage’s own label wines just out. Tasting notes and scores as follows: Savage White 2013 Price: R180 A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, the latter up to 44% from 30% in the case of the 2012. Winemaker Savage is … [Read more...]

Savage Red 2011


Cape Point Vineyards winemaker Duncan Savage has launched his own label, to be known simply as Savage Wines. "Savage by name but not savage by nature,” he says. My tasting notes and scores as follows: Savage White 2012 Price: R180 70% Sauvignon … [Read more...]

Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2005


On Sunday, a meeting of our social tasting group, the theme of the evening Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends. We tasted blind and here’s how I scored the wines using the 20-point system. 1.= Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2005 Slight tertiary … [Read more...]

Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2005, 2006 and 2010

Duncan Savage of Cape Point Vineyards

According to Cape Point Vineyards winemaker Duncan Savage, the 2006 vintage of his Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blend Isliedh is a good South African wine, while the 2005 is good world wine, and to prove the point he opened both over lunch yesterday at … [Read more...]

Topical pic: Cape Point Vineyards Semillon – gone but not forgotten

CPV's marketin manager Lizanne van der Spuy

The single variety bottling of Semillon from Cape Point Vineyards has enjoyed great success at Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show: the 2005 winning the trophy for best in class and the 2003 gold in 2007 (the same year this winery emerged as most successful … [Read more...]