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Nederburg The Winemaster’s Reserve Grenache 2013

Chilled out.

Want further proof that Grenache is shaping is the next big thing when it comes to reds? Consider that The Winemaster’s Reserve Grenache made by Nederburg for Woolworths has gone from R59 a bottle for the 2010 vintage to R74.95 for the currently … [Read more...]

Oremus Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2005

Da business.

The South African Sommelier Association, formed in 2010 “to help uplift and promote the service of wine in South Africa”, holds regular benchmark tastings for its members. Yesterday, sweet wines of the world, 14 wines roughly divided by production … [Read more...]

Woolworths Nederburg The Winemaster’s Reserve Grenache 2012

Ideal with spag bol in front of the telly.

The Internet works in mysterious ways. An old post on this blog about drinking Lustau Pedro Ximénez 30 Years Old VORS sherry with chef Pete Goffe-Wood and a subsequent self-inflicted head injury (see here) is currently attracting a bit of traffic. … [Read more...]

Nederburg Ingenuity Red 2010

North meets south.

You get what you pay for and though the Ingenuity Red 2010 from Nederburg is not cheap at R245 a bottle, it’s smart. A blend of 50% Sangiovese sourced from 15-year-old vineyards on Papkuilsfontein in Darling, 45% Barbera from 40-year-old vineyards on … [Read more...]

Nederburg The Beautiful Lady 2012

Up to scratch.

Recently a tasting of the new releases in Nederburg’s Heritage Heroes range, each wine commemorating a prominent figure in the Paarl cellar’s history. This range was launched for the first time about a year ago (see here) and then I was prepared to … [Read more...]

Nederburg Baronne 2011

By the numbers.

Courtesy of Nederburg, a bottle of red blend Baronne 2011 along with the new David Bowie CD “The Next Day” on the basis that the maiden vintage of Baronne was 1973, around the same time that Bowie began making waves. The release of “The Next Day” is … [Read more...]