What I Drank Last Night
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Bloemendal Kanonberg 2013

Beguiling.

If intention of the consortium of businessmen who acquired Durbanville property Bloemendal some five years ago originally was a housing development, they’ve had a change of heart and are again focusing on wine production. In came Lombard Loubser from … [Read more...]

Blackwater Noir 2010

Short and to the point.

Francois Haasbroek used to be at Waterford but recently went solo, making wine under the Blackwater label. I think his Pinot 2011 is good but not great (see here) but his Rhône-style blend is knock-out. From Walker Bay, it’s a blend of 70% Syrah … [Read more...]

Blackwater Cuvée Terra Lux Pinot Noir 2011

Roars with flavour?

Blackwater is the label of Francois Haasbroek, formerly winemaker at Waterford in Stellenbosch. Continuing my fatal fascination with local Pinot Noir, I was compelled to buy a bottle of his Cuvée Terra Lux Pinot Noir 2011, R165 a bottle from Manuka … [Read more...]

Waterford Chardonnay 2007

Crazy good.

Much is made of the paucity of decent restaurants in Cape Town’s southern suburbs but I’ve always found A Tavola in Claremont more than passable. I met my sister there for lunch yesterday for an end-of-year catch-up over lunch and we shared the … [Read more...]

Waterford The Jem 2004 – 2006

Waterford The Jem 2004 - 2006

To brighten up my day, a vertical of Waterford The Jem from 2004 to 2006, the three vintages that have been released to date. This is the multi-varietal flagship blend from Kevin Arnold and Francois Haasbroek and it really is rock ‘n roll. For … [Read more...]