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Anthonij Rupert Optima 2009

One of the exhibits of the Franschhoek Motor Museum.

A visit to Anthonij Rupert Wines in Franschhoek is set to become one of the top experiences in the winelands, visitors able to take in the Franschhoek Motor Museum on L’Ormarins and then be transported through the vineyards for tastings at not one … [Read more...]

L’Ormarins Brut Classique

Pity about the label alignment.

60% Chardonnay from Elandskloof in the Overberg,  40% Pinot Noir from Stellenbosch, 48 months on the lees. Price: R110 a bottle. Citrus, white peach and prominent yeasty character on the nose and palate. Rich and broad with a creamy mousse and soft … [Read more...]

Cape of Good Hope Terroir Specific Wines

Lauren of Meridian Wine Merchants pours Cape of Good Hope Laing Semillon 2010.

Yesterday the culmination of a systematic search begun in 2006 and authorised by businessman and owner of Franschhoek property L’Ormarins Johann Rupert to list all South Africa’s old vineyards. Chairman of Swiss-based luxury goods company Richemont, … [Read more...]