What I Drank Last Night
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Shannon Mount Bullet 2011

Heavy caliber.

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

The importance of reading tasting notes

All things are relative.

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 … [Read more...]

Jordan Mellifera Noble Late Harvest 2009

Sommelier Isabella Immenkamp of Jordan Restaurant.

Wine of the day over lunch at Jordan restaurant yesterday was the Mellifera Noble Late Harvest 2009. From Riesling, it showed a really wide flavour spectrum – lime, peach apricot and that touch of mushroom which I think defines really smart … [Read more...]

Jordan Woolworths Cobblers Hill 2010

Heavy hitter.

Jordan Wine Estate has been involved in a collaboration with retailer Woolworths for over 10 years and yesterday a tasting of the new co-branded wines. Exclusive Selection Chardonnay Sur Lie 2012 Price: R79.99 Clean fruit (pear and citrus) but … [Read more...]

Topical pic: Two Jordan Chardonnays rate 5 Stars in Platter’s 2013

Gary Jordan of Jordan Wine Estate.

Gary Jordan along with wife Kathy and winemaker Sjaak Nelson clearly know a thing or two about how to make Chardonnay. Nine Yards 2011 and CWG Auction Reserve 2011 are rated 5 Stars in Platter’s 2013, this latest accolade coming after the Nine Yards … [Read more...]