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Cos d’Estournel 2003

Top gun.

Who’s shaping the debate when it comes to wine quality in South Africa? Wine magazine ceased publishing in September 2011 and Platter’s is surely at some kind of crossroads (it’s disconcerting that the 2007 vintage of Vin de Constance from Klein … [Read more...]

Marie-Thérèse Chappaz Grain Noble Marsanne Blanche 2009

Some of the gear.

Towards the end of last year, Vin de Constance 2007 was rated 97 points by Neal Martin on eRobertParker.com., then the highest score ever awarded to a South African wine. Is it that good? Today a blind tasting hosted by Klein Constantia of local and … [Read more...]

Idiom 900 Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Italian Stallion.

Robert Parker of erobertparker.com and The Wine Advocate has become something of pantomime villain in the world of wine on account of his supposed predilection for wines that are weighty and powerful over those that are subtle and elegant. Things … [Read more...]