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Delheim Vera Cruz Pinotage 2012

Dead sexy.

Stellenbosch cellar Delheim recently released a maiden Pinotage 2012 (R310 a bottle) to its flagship Vera Cruz range, the wine having already earned the accolade of placing among the 2014 ABSA Top Ten winners. Grapes come from a 18-year-old … [Read more...]

Radford Dale Frankenstein Pinotage 2013

Come up to the lab and see what's on the slab.

Calling your Pinotage “Frankenstein” recalling novelist Mary Shelley’s  monster who becomes terrifying to its creator appeals to my sense of humour especially when the actual wine is anything but. Frankenstein Pinotage fits among the Winery of … [Read more...]

Bosman Family Vineyards Optenhorst Chenin Blanc 2011


Over the weekend, two wines from Wellington producer Bosman Family Vineyards designated as “Special Vineyard Selection”, meaning that they were made from grapes harvested from older vineyards which over decades have proved to produce superior … [Read more...]

Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2012

Collector's item.

The 2012 vintage of Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage (always from one particular block planted in 1953) is the most compelling to date and seems to show the greatest differentiation from the “standard” bottling of the same year. Abrie Beeslaar, … [Read more...]

KWV The Mentors Pinotage 2011

Bit of a bruiser.

The Mentors Pinotage 2011 from KWV (R195 a bottle) won the trophy for best “major red varietal” at the recent Six Nations Wine Challenge as well as double gold at this year’s Veritas Awards. Two major achievements so I was curious to see if it … [Read more...]

KWV Abraham Perold Tributum 2011

Serious with a capital "S".

Results of the third annual Perold Absa Cape Blend Competition were announced recently and KWV’s ultra-premium Abraham Perold Tributum 2011 (R600 a bottle) was among the five winners, repeating the feat of the 2010 last year. There were 45 wines … [Read more...]