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KWV The Mentors Chenin Blanc 2014

“Do you agree with Tim Atkin’s scores?” was the question posed by the media release issued on behalf of KWV, many of the wines having been scored 90 points or more by the UK Master of Wine in his recent South Africa Special Report. An invitation was extended to pick any of the Mentors range [...]

September 18, 2015
by Christian
with 2 Comments

2015 Amorim MCC Challenge Results

There were a total of 114 entries in the 15th annual Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge, results as follows: Best Blanc de Blanc, Overall Winner: Altydgedacht 2013 Best Brut: Laborie Brut 2011 (KWV) Best Rosé: Louisvale Chardonnay Pinot Noir Rosé NV Best Museum Class: Pongrácz Desiderius 2003 Frans Malan Legacy Award: Achim Von Arnim of [...]

September 14, 2015
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Absa Perold Cape Blend Competition 2015 results

Results of the Absa Perold Cape Blend Competition 2015 were announced today. There were 42 entries in total and the top five wines are as follows: Anura LB Cape Blend Cuvée 2014 Idiom Cape Blend 2014 KWV Abraham Perold Tributum 2013 Welbedacht Hat Trick 2007 Wellington La Cave Cape Blend 2013 I tasted the 11 [...]

September 10, 2015
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge 2015 winners

Results of the second annual Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, convened by the producer body known as the Chenin Blanc Association, are now out. There were 145 entries in total and the winning wines are as follows: Aeternitas Wines 2010 Price: R120 Boutinot Tea Leaf 2014 Price: R74 DeMorgenzon Reserve 2014 Price: R210 [...]

August 28, 2015
by Christian
with 2 Comments

Tim James: SA legends vs the world

A most remarkable tasting was held in Cape Town last Friday evening. Some 15 people paid quite a bit of money to sit down at a table at Aubergine restaurant and work though five pairs of wines – one South African and one foreign in each pair. The oldest two wines were from 1948, the [...]

July 27, 2015
by Tim James
with 8 Comments

KWV The Mentors Grenache Blanc 2010

Yesterday a bottle of Mentors Grenache Blanc 2010 from KWV. It was one of my top 12 wines of 2011 and it seems it’s only getting better in bottle. First, a remark about the colour which is still remarkably youthful being pale yellow with a green tinge. As for aromas and flavours, it showed citrus, [...]

June 29, 2015
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Veritas Awards 2014 results

The results of the 24th annual Veritas Awards were announced lasting night, KWV the most successful producer for the fourth consecutive year winning  7 double gold and 10 gold medals, Spier coming second with 7 double gold and 6 gold medals followed by Nederburg with 6 double gold and 10 gold medals. KWV also reigned [...]

October 5, 2014
by Christian Eedes
with 2 Comments

KWV Perold Insignis 2012

Yesterday I joined Richard Rowe, former chief winemaker and now brand ambassador for KWV, current chief winemaker Johann Fourie plus two other members of the winemaking team namely Louwritz Louw and Izelle van Blerk in a blind tasting to benchmark wines from their Mentors range against top performing wines from this year’s Old Mutual Trophy [...]

September 23, 2014
by Christian Eedes
with 4 Comments
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