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Hillock Mile High Non-vintage

Our daughter Zoë Mathilda Eedes was born on 11 June 2009 and the wine of her birth year I’m backing to serve at her 21st birthday is the Cape Vintage Reserve Port from Calitzdorp winery De Krans. But we all know the Klein Karoo produces good fortifieds and brandies. What of the table wines? The [...]

November 20, 2013
by Christian
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Spot review: Chardonnay

A selection of recently received Chardonnay samples tasted sighted and scored according to the 20-point system: Mont Rochelle Barrel Fermented 2008 Franschhoek – 13.5% Pale yellow, green tinge. Faint reductive note on generally shy nose. Concentrated fruit (more lime than lemon), fresh to the point of hard acidity, well judged oak. Very youthful, tight. Drink [...]

December 6, 2011
by Christian
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Topical pic – Klein Karoo regional tasting for Platter’s 2012

Just back from a two-day trip to the Klein Karoo to taste wines of the region for Platter’s 2012. I traveled with Greg de Bruyn CWM, James Pietersen, beverage manager for Belthazar and Balducci’s restaurants at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town and Cathy van Zyl MW. We were based at Joubert-Tradauw Private Cellar outside Barrydale [...]

July 28, 2011
by Christian
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