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La Motte Hanneli R 2005 vs. 2007

How nuanced does a wine rating system have to be? Two vintages of Hanneli R, the flagship wine from La Motte in Franschoek, side by side over the weekend and I ended up scoring them the same although preferring the 2007 over the 2005… Hanneli R 2005: 17/20 55% Shiraz, 29% Grenache, 8% Cinsaut and [...]

January 14, 2013
by Christian
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La Motte Sauvignon Blanc 2011 vs. La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc Organically Grown 2011

Last Friday, a visit to Franschhoek cellar La Motte. Total production is some 70 000 cases, half of which is standard-label Sauvignon Blanc. A multi-regional blend if ever there was one, the 2011 consists of fruit from Franschhoek (30%), Elgin (15%), Walker Bay (10%), Nieuwoudtville (10%), Darling and West Coast (10%), Durbanville (10%), Stellenbosch (10%) [...]

November 23, 2011
by Christian
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La Motte Hanneli R 2005

Last night I drank La Motte Hanneli R 2005 to accompany lacquered smoked lamb’s pickled rib, pickled tongue, dried pair dumpling, verjuice poached pear, wilted broad bean shoots and parsnips and crispy lamb’s liver biltong. No, we weren’t eating at home. This was the re-launch of the Franschhoek property owned by Hanneli Rupert and Hein [...]

September 1, 2010
by Christian
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