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Win a six-bottle mixed cases of wine featuring some of the top performers from the recent Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report. Featured wines: Bizoe Henriëtta 2016 – 93/100 Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2015 – 93/100 Gabriëlskloof The Landscape Series Magdalena 2016 – 93/100 Marianne Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – 93/100 Nederburg Private Bin […]

October 30, 2017
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Rock cod curry, dry white wine and the future of Distell

Getaway.co.za refers to Tofo in Mozambique as a “little South African Ibiza”. Luckily, our recently holiday there was out of season which meant we had the place pretty much to ourselves – a beautiful beach, balmy weather and fresh seafood every night for supper. What to drink with rock cod curry or braaied langoustines, though? […]

July 26, 2017
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Top six wines of June 2017

Here are our six most highly rated current-release wines of last month: David & Nadia Aristargos 2016 – 96 (read original review here) David & Nadia Siebritskloof Pinotage 2016 – 95 (read original review here) David & Nadia Chenin Blanc 2016 – 94 (read original review here) Nederburg The Anchormand Chenin Blanc 2016 – 94 […]

July 1, 2017
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Nederburg The Anchorman Chenin Blanc 2016

The Anchorman Chenin Blanc 2016 from Nedeburg recently won a platinum medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 207for the best South African Chenin Blanc priced at over £15 and it must be said the tasters in question have done a good job. Grapes are sourced variously from old untrellised vineyards in Darling, Durbanville and […]

June 20, 2017
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Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon 1978

To mark the start of the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show , convener Michael Fridjhon typically presents a tasting of old South African wines for judges and a few other interested parties – white wines required to be 15 years on from vintage and reds 25 years on. The absolute stand-out for me and many […]

May 8, 2017
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Top three wines of December 2016

Here are our three most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Van Loggerenberg Kameraderie Chenin Blanc 2016 – 96 (read original review here) Beeslaar Pinotage 2015 – 94 (read original review here) Nederburg The Winemasters Noble Late Harvest 2015 – 94 (read original review here)

January 2, 2017
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Nederburg The Anchorman Chenin Blanc 2015

Part of Nederburg’s Heritage Heroes range, The Anchorman Chenin Blanc has always been a pretty smart wine but the 2015 now contains 15% Grenache Blanc which provides even more complexity. Fermentation occurs in various vessels including old oak barrels, vats and stainless steel tank, a small portion undergoing carbonic maceration and the wine was kept […]

December 6, 2016
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Nederburg The Winemasters Noble Late Harvest 2015

Nederburg, Winery of the Year in Platter’s 2017, recently showed all four of its wines to rate 5 Stars in the guide, some more convincing than others. Nederburg Private Bin D234 Sauvignon Blanc 2015 For potential sale on auction. From Darling grapes. A top note of sea breeze before asparagus and cantaloupe. Rich and thick […]

December 5, 2016
by Christian
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