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Have we got our calibrations for Pinot Noir right?

  Just how good is SA Pinot Noir? It’s a privilege to embed myself at the Wine Judging Academy organised by Michael Fridjhon every year...

Radford Dale AD Pinot Noir 2013

The Pinot Noir designated as “AD” in the Radford Dale range is only made in the best vintages and is intended to have long...

Paul Cluver Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2013

I note that back in 2013 I rated the 2010 vintage of the Seven Flags Pinot Noir from Elgin producer Paul Cluver 95 points...

Bouchard Finlayson Tête de Cuvée Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2012

The Pinot Noir category seems to me to be one category where the quality hierarchy seems to be particularly fluid as individual producers wrestle...

Shannon Rockview Ridge Pinot Noir 2013

Not for nothing is Pinot Noir known as the heartbreak grape. If the Rockview Ridge Pinot Noir from Shannon Vineyards in Elgin was overdone...

Newton Johnson Elgin Pinot Noir 2009 vs Newton Johnson “D” Pinot...

When the Elgin Pinot Noir 2009 from Newton Johnson was reviewed by Angela Lloyd for the 2011 edition of Platter’s, she rated it 4½...

Recipe: Boeuf bourguignon

The classic boeuf bourguignon recipe calls for a hearty slosh of Pinot Noir in the sauce. If your palate and wallet recoil at the...

Winters Drift Pinot Noir 2013

That raing Pinot Noit is always going to be particularly contentious is evidence by the fact that Neal Martin of the Wine Advocate gave...