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Mount Abora Koggelbos Chenin Blanc 2012

Freaky geeky.

The Mount Abora Chenin Blanc 2011 was among my “Top 12 Wines of the Year” in 2012 – idiosyncratic but wonderfully so. This Swartland label with vinfication by Johan Meyer and brand custodianship by marverick wine marketer Krige Visser has now … [Read more...]

CE’s top 12 wines of 2012

Profoundly good.

Below are my dozen most memorable wines of 2012. Beaumont Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc 2011 Price: R150 This is a label which has been around for a while but under the careful stewardship of winemaker Sebastian Beaumont just seems to get more … [Read more...]

Mount Abora Koggelbos Chenin Blanc 2011

Poetry in motion.

Dual literary references when it comes to Koggelbos Chenin Blanc 2011 under the Mount Abora label out of the Meerhof cellar in the Swartland, the name of the wine “Koggelbos” recalling a poem by Afrikaans writer D.J. Opperman, the label “Mount Abora” … [Read more...]

Antebellum Chenin Blanc 2012

It's dry but you can drink it.

Right, pay attention now. The Meerhof cellar just outside Riebeek-Kasteel   is where Meerhof, Mount Abora and Mount wines get made. Meerhof is owned by Cobus Kotze, Mount Abora by Herman Redelinghuys while Antebellum is a joint venture. The … [Read more...]