Winemag.co.za | SA Wine Ratings, News, Opinion & Analysis


Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2012

Paul Sauer, the famed Bordeaux-style red blend from Kanonkop in Stellenbosch is off the boil and has been for a while, There, I said it. From vines with an average age of 24 years, the 2012 is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 12% Merlot, the wine matured for 24 months […]

May 18, 2016
by Christian
with 2 Comments

Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2014

“Icon” is a loaded word when it comes to wine, but the Black Label Pinotage from Kanonkop in Stellenbosch is on track to becoming just that. From a single bushvine vineyard over 60 years old, the wine is matured for 18 months in 100% new oak. The current-release 2014 shows a slight reductive/rubbery note on […]

May 12, 2016
by Christian
with 0 Comments

The best red wine in South Africa?

A massive endorsement for Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2014 which has just come top in the “SA Luxury Red Wine Taste-Off” organised by Wine Cellar. Over the past two days, the retailer organised public tastings featuring 12 local red wines priced between R735 and R2 450 a bottle, a ticket to participate costing R650 per […]

May 12, 2016
by Christian
with 11 Comments

The state of South African wine label design

Does South African wine packaging reflect the excellence of what most commentators agree is now appearing in the bottle? The second annual Wine Label Design Awards sponsored by Rotolabel and convened by Winemag.co.za were announced last night (full resuls HERE) and the feeling among the judges (Rebecca Constable of Woolworths, designers Sean Harrison of Whitespace […]

February 26, 2016
by Christian
with 1 Comment

Kanonkop’s Abrie Beeslaar is IWSC Winemaker of the Year

During the International Wine & Spirit Competition awards banquet held last night in London, Kanonkop’s Abrie Beeslaar was announced as Winemaker of the Year, having previously won the title in 2008 as did his predecessor Beyers Truter in 1991. South Africa also won the following varietal trophies: Best Pinotage – Kanonkop 2012 Best Riesling – […]

November 27, 2015
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Kanonkop Pinotage 2006

After tasting through a variety of rather poor new releases (no names, no pack drill), I lost patience and decided to open a bottle of Pinotage 2006 from Kanonkop in Stellenbosch, a wine which won Vertias double gold as well as placing among the Absa Top 10 in 2011. Despite an abv of 14.5% and […]

November 20, 2015
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction 2015 sales figures

Sales at the 31th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction held yesterday amounted to R11 815 800 for 2 589 cases compared to R11 929 600 for 2 853 cases in 2013, average price per case amounting to R4 599, an increase of almost 10% year on year (average price per bottle being R767). Tsogo Sun was the biggest buyer […]

October 4, 2015
by Christian
with 0 Comments

South Africa’s top six “iconic wine farms”

During a conversation over lunch yesterday, a winelands property agent asked me which South African wine farms I considered to be “iconic”. In 2011, self-made billionaire Zdenek Bakala and business associate Charles Harman acquired Klein Constantia for a reported R200 million and I guess the agent was asking what other properties would warrant that sort […]

September 21, 2015
by Christian
with 10 Comments
Page 1 of 612345...Last »
ADVERTISING
SHOP ONLINE
winemag-storm
HOT AND HAPPENING
AEC v1.0.4
  • July 27, 2016Caroline's Red Wine Review
  • July 28, 2016FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show
  • August 4, 2016FNB Free State Wine Show
  • August 17, 2016Cape Town Public Tasting: 17 August 2016
AEC v1.0.4
ADVERTISING
newlstter2 Get the biggest stories of the past fortnight sent directly to your inbox. subscribe
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
ADVERTISING
BE SAFE
Wine magazine was published from October 1993 until September 2011 and now lives on in digital form as Winemag.co.za. We cover everything to do with South African wine.
XSLT Plugin by Leo Jiang