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Nederburg Ingenuity Red 2010

North meets south.

You get what you pay for and though the Ingenuity Red 2010 from Nederburg is not cheap at R245 a bottle, it’s smart. A blend of 50% Sangiovese sourced from 15-year-old vineyards on Papkuilsfontein in Darling, 45% Barbera from 40-year-old vineyards on … [Read more...]

Nederburg Ingenuity Red 2008

Curious.

Okay, I need to come clean: I’m as big a fan of Razvan Macici and his Nederburg winemaking team as anybody and I’m all for innovative blending but I just don’t get the top-end Ingenuity Red, which typically sees Sangiovese, Barbera and a dash of … [Read more...]

Nederburg II Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

The stakes have just been raised.

Ingenuity is the pinnacle of the Nederburg range, right? Wrong. Nederburg II Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 has recently crept onto the market at R400 a bottle, with a wooded Sauvignon Blanc 2009 to follow (apparently set to sell at around R200 a … [Read more...]

Nederburg Premièr Cuvée Brut

Hard work to drink in large quantities.

Overall income at the 2010 Nederburg Auction completed yesterday jumped to R5 683 810, up 41% from the just over R4 million fetched in 2009 (volumes also up to the equivalent of 5 242 twelve-bottle cases from 4 789). “More business, less bling” … [Read more...]

Bouchard Finlayson Blanc de Mer 2009

Bouchard Finlayson Blanc de Mer 2009

Conundrum out of Rutherford, California is a multi-varietal white blend, the components of which the producer attempts to keep secret but are said to include Chardonnay, Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Viognier. Some years ago my late dad and I … [Read more...]