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Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest 2012 vs KWV The Mentors Noble Late Harvest 2012

Sugar rush.

South Africa makes cracking botrytised wines but when to drink them? Sweet food with sweet wine is overwhelming all too often and I prefer the notion of pairing savoury foods with these wines, the theory being that the excellent acidities that these … [Read more...]

Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest 2006 – 2012

First among equals.

In what amounts to a truly remarkable achievement, the last seven vintages of the Noble Late Harvest from Distell-owned Fleur du Cap have been rated 5 Stars in Platter’s and an invitation to attend a vertical tasting was accepted with … [Read more...]

Stellenbosch at Summer Place 2013

Stellenbosch Wine Routes chairman Ken Forrester and CEO Annareth Bolton.

Just back from the fourth annual Stellenbosch at Summer Place presented by Sanlam Private Investments. 35 wineries showing two wines each – members of Stellenbosch Wine Routes invited to submit wines and these then vetted by the South African … [Read more...]

Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Sauv Blanc 09 vs. Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Sauv Blanc Ltd Release 09

Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc 2009 and Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc Limited Release 2009 side by side over the weekend, the former rated 5 Stars in the 2010 edition of Platter’s and the latter among the winners of the 2009 … [Read more...]

Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Semillon 2011

Classy.

Yesterday Fleur du Cap hosted a terroir tasting of tank samples of various components from diverse wine growing regions. Each sample was reassuringly close to what you might expect from the respective growing areas and so, for instance, the Sauvignon … [Read more...]

Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Merlot 2009

Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Merlot 2009

Merlot, Merlot, Merlot. What are we going to do with you? The Unfiltered Merlot 2009 from Fleur du Cap (R110 a bottle) shows a distinct “oyster shell” character on the nose while the palate is medium bodied with red fruit, fresh acidity and fine, … [Read more...]