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Longridge Chardonnay 2013 vs Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2013

Yesterday I presented a tasting for five novice wine enthusiasts. Three pairs of wines chosen to be as stylistically as far apart as possible: Stellenrust Chenin Blanc 2014 vs Simonsig Chenin Avec Chêne 2010, Longridge Chardonnay 2013 vs Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2013 and Knorhoek Pantére Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 vs Guardian Peak Lapa Cabernet Sauvignon [...]

July 30, 2015
by Christian
with 2 Comments

Jordan Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2014

Stellenbosch property Jordan has renamed its Barrrel Fermented Chenin Blanc after Louis Péringuey, the 19th Century Inspector-General of Vineyards in the Cape. He was the first to identify Phylloxera and was involved in the importing of American rootstocks capable of resisting the destructive louse. “He basically saved the Cape’s vineyards but has become a forgotten [...]

February 12, 2015
by Christian Eedes
with 1 Comment

Jordan Cobblers Hill 2011

Fashion is fickle and with everyone pre-occupied with reds which are medium bodied and can be drunk slightly chilled, Bordeaux-style blends which tend to be more intense seem to be suffering from a lack of attention. For those who still like their reds to be substantial, Jordan Cobblers Hill 2011 is a fine proposition. A [...]

November 11, 2014
by Christian Eedes
with 0 Comments

Jordan Chenin Blanc 2013

The showcases put on by the Chenin Blanc Association every six months or so are a good idea in principle. They take the format of a formal tasting for media of a selection of members’ wines suited to the upcoming season – rich and ripe for winter; light and fresh for summer. The showcases serve [...]

October 28, 2014
by Christian Eedes
with 1 Comment

Jordan The Outlier Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Quite a few commentators are saying that 2014 wasn’t the greatest for Sauvignon Blanc, something borne out by the fact that only three of the wines  from this vintage appear in the recently announced FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10. What of the 2014 vintage  of The Outlier Sauvignon Blanc from Jordan in Stellenbosch (R105 a [...]

October 24, 2014
by Christian Eedes
with 0 Comments

Shannon Mount Bullet 2011

Any producer intent on building an ultra-premium wine brand can’t afford to ignore the US. It’s the world’s biggest wine market and relatively price insensitive at the top end. “Whether by design or good luck, we’ve made a phenomenal Merlot from the get-go and though we currently sell next to nothing in the US, it’s [...]

September 1, 2014
by Christian
with 3 Comments

Decanter World Wine Awards 2014: Results

The Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 have just been announced. The competition attracted 15 007 entries and the following South African wines featured: International Trophies Bordeaux Varietals under £15 – Hartenberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Chardonnay over £15 – Jordan Chardonnay 2013 Sauvignon Blanc under £15 – Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Sweet under £15 – [...]

June 24, 2014
by Christian
with 2 Comments

The importance of reading tasting notes

Yesterday during pizza with friends two contrasting wines, the first being Tobias Red 2012 and the second Jordan Cape Winemakers Guild Sophia 2007. The Tobias is a blend of Mourvedre, Shiraz and Cinsaut from the Swartland-based Bryan MacRobert and has an approximate retail price of R90 a bottle and the Jordan from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet [...]

November 15, 2013
by Christian
with 3 Comments
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