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Joostenberg Syrah 2012 vs Joostenberg Klippe Kou Syrah 2013

Tyrrel Myburgh, winemaker at Paarl winery Joostenberg, seemed mildly surprised when I professed to like his 2013 Syrah (which now bears the moniker “Klippe Kou” on account of how rocky the vineyard) more than the 2012. Both feature about 30% whole bunch fermentation and both have an alcohol by volume of 14% so not much [...]

September 1, 2015
by Christian
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Joostenberg Roussanne 2014

A visit to Joostenberg Deli and Bistro is now recommended not only for the food but also because it will allow you to get your hands on some Small Batch Collection wines that the associated cellar has started to make. Tasting notes and scores for two in this series as follows: Joostenberg Kaalgat Steen 2014 [...]

June 15, 2015
by Christian
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Joostenberg Fairhead 2011

The blend called Fairhead might be the flagship white from Paarl property Joostenberg but it is the antithesis of a “statement wine” and the 2011 (R100 a bottle) shows particular refinement. Consisting of 67% Chenin Blanc, 23% Viognier and 10% Roussanne, it underwent spontaneous fermentation in old oak before maturation lasting 10 months. There’s a [...]

January 12, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Joostenberg Shiraz Viognier 2005

Yesterday lunch in with Tyrrel and Anette Myburgh of Joostenberg in the 1756 manor house (see pics here) and I was reminded once again how much I enjoy these generally unflashy and food-friendly wines. A particular stand-out was the Shiraz Viognier 2005, supposedly a 93:7 blend but Tyrrel let on that this would have been [...]

August 4, 2014
by Christian
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Joostenberg Family Blend White 2012

Joostenberg in Paarl has been in the Myburgh family since 1876, today managed by fifth generation Tyrell and his wife Anette. On Saturday, the launch of The Family Blend White 2012, the first bottling from Joostenberg to be officially certified as being made from organically grown grapes. A blend of 51% Chenin Blanc, 39% Viognier [...]

November 19, 2012
by Christian
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Joostenberg Chenin Blanc Noble Late Harvest 2008

Joostenberg Chenin Blanc Noble Late Harvest with apple tart tatin as cooked by Joostenberg Bistro chef Christophe Dehosse seemed like the perfect way to end lunch yesterday but when the wine was presented at our table, it turned out to be the 2011 vintage, altogether too youthful for the job at hand. We begged Susan [...]

June 4, 2012
by Christian
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MAN Vintners Chenin Blanc 2011

MAN Vintners is a partnership between Jose Condé of Stark- Condé and Tyrell and Philip Myburgh of Joostenberg, the “M” standing for Marie, wife of Jose, the “A” for Anette, wife of Tyrrel and the “N” for Nicky, wife of Philip. From 500 cases when they started out in 2001, production is now 175 000 [...]

June 4, 2012
by Christian
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