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The Foundry Grenache Blanc 2014

The Grenache Blanc 2014 (W.O. Voor Paardeberg) made under The Foundry label co-owned by Chris Williams of Meerlust defies a tasting note by flavour descriptors but it’s sensational. There’s a sense of stone fruit although it’s difficult to be more specific than that. What impresses about the wine is how it manages to be so [...]

July 6, 2015
by Christian
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Muratie Ansela van de Caab 2011

Local Shiraz might be getting all the plaudits at the moment but I think it would be premature to write-off Bordeaux-style red blends just yet – nobody’s going refuse a glass of Kanonkop Paul Sauer or Meerlust Rubicon on principle. Muratie doesn’t enjoy the same stature as the two properties above but its version of [...]

April 7, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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The Foundry Syrah 2008

As regular readers of this website might have noticed, I really like the aesthetic that Meerlust winemaker Chris Williams brings to his own-label The Foundry wines. The current-release Syrah 2008 is not a perfect wine but it is fascinating. From Faure grapes, fermentation started spontaneously and was finished by a neutral Rhône yeast with minimal [...]

January 16, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Quoin Rock The Nicobar 2011 vs Greywacke Wild Sauvignon 2011

Yesterday an “Us vs Them” tasting – five pairs of wines, each consisting of something South African and something from elsewhere in the world. As is so often the case, our whites impressed more than our reds. Pair 1 : Quoin Rock The Nicobar 2011 vs Greywacke Wild Sauvignon 2011 The Quoin Rock had elegance [...]

September 15, 2014
by Christian
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The Foundry Roussanne 2010

Roussanne’s chief attributes are supposedly its aroma of herbs and wild flowers as well as its ability to age gracefully. Last night the 2010 vintage from The Foundry, own label of Meerlust winemaker Chris Williams, and the nose wasn’t that striking but in general it seemed to have come a long way since it was [...]

January 16, 2014
by Christian
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Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 1975

On the Sunday afternoon prior to the start of judging for the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, the traditional “Old Wines Tasting”. One of the wines of the line-up was the Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 1975. Great colour – dark red with a pale rim, still clear and bright. Red and black fruit, some leafiness, some [...]

May 14, 2013
by Christian
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The Foundry Grenache Blanc 2012

Lunch at La Mouette in Sea Point yesterday and after a line-up of Italian reds earlier in the day, time for some white. The restaurant has a carefully thought out and on the whole very reasonably priced winelist – we opted for The Foundry  Grenache Blanc 2012 at R175 a bottle. The Foundry is the [...]

April 8, 2013
by Christian
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Dalla Cia Pinot Noir 2011

Giorgio Dalla Cia, who produced Meerlust’s first Pinot Noir back in 1980, reckons that when it comes to local versions currently available “a lot are by far too light”. The maiden vintage 2011 (R375 a bottle) under his own label is from Polkadraai fruit, a German clone with looser berries to avoid mildew in high [...]

February 19, 2013
by Christian
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