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Muratie Laurens Campher 2014

The white blend that is Laurens Campher from Stellenbosch property seems to get more serious with each passing vintage. The 2014 is a blend of 46% Chenin Blanc, 27% Sauvignon Blanc, 19% Verdelho and 8% Viognier and it was matured for eight months in 500-litre French oak barrels, 40% new. The wine shows lemon and [...]

July 13, 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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Muratie Ronnie Melck Family Tribute Shiraz 2011

I have no problem if scores on this site are seen as conservative. Whereas for many critics a sub-90 score implies a veiled admonition, for me wines scoring 86 to 89 can still be hugely enjoyable and the Laurens Campher white blend from Stellenbosch property Muratie is a case in point. The 2013 has just [...]

December 2, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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De Krans The Last Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2010 vs Muratie Ben Prins Cape Vintage 2009

Recently a shoot-out between De Krans The Last Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2010 and Muratie Ben Prins Cape Vintage 2009. The De Krans a blend of 65% Touriga Nacional and 35% Tinta Barocca, the Muratie produced from a 1965 vineyard, Tinta Barocca, Tinta Roritz, Tinta Francesca and Souzao all planted together. Remarkably, the De Krans [...]

June 18, 2014
by Christian
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Muratie Ronnie Melck Shiraz 2010

Muratie in Stellenbosch recently released new vintages. Tasting notes and scores as follows: Muratie Isabella Chardonnay 2012 Approximate retail price: R95 Lemon and orange, some yeasty complexity, attractive oak. Rich and hearty with coated acidity before a savoury finish. 87 Muratie George Paul Canitz Pinot Noir 2011 Approximate retail price: R165 Red cherry and some [...]

November 30, 2013
by Christian
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Stellenbosch at Summer Place 2013

Just back from the fourth annual Stellenbosch at Summer Place presented by Sanlam Private Investments. 35 wineries showing two wines each – members of Stellenbosch Wine Routes invited to submit wines and these then vetted by the South African Sommeliers Association to determine the final line-up. In addition, food by Bertus Basson of Overture, Michael [...]

October 31, 2013
by Christian
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Muratie Ansela van de Caab 2009

“We’re a family business. We don’t have huge lots of wonga to throw around so we have to make the wines work,” says Rijk Melck, owner of Muratie in Stellenbosch. Francois Conradie has made the wine here since the 2006 vintage and based on a recent tasting of the 2008 through 2012 of the Isabella [...]

April 20, 2013
by Christian
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Muratie Ronnie Melck Shiraz 2009

Stellenbosch is supposedly “Cab country” but turn off the R44 heading towards Wellington onto Knorhoek Road and  it’s the Shiraz which really seems to shine. Carl van der Merwe used to make an outstanding version at Quoin Rock before his move to DeMorgenzon while Delheim has just had its Vera Cruz 2009 rated 5 Stars [...]

November 5, 2012
by Christian
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