David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Let it not be said that I’d never reward a Sauvignon Blanc showing pyrazine character. Last night the David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2011 which placed among the winning wines in the FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc Awards of the same year.  Lime as well as asparagus and some herbaceous notes on both the […]

November 19, 2013
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Diemersdal Private Collection 2010 vs. Vrede en Lust Boet Erasmus 2009

Two serious takes on the Bordeaux style red blend side by side, the Private Collection 2010 (R100 a bottle) from Diemersdal in Durbanville and the Boet Erasmus 2009 (R150) from Vrede en Lust on the Paarl side of the Simonsberg. And lest the debate about how much pyrazine character to tolerate grows cold, the Private […]

October 17, 2012
by Christian
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Strandveld Adamastor 2007

How much pyrazine character is legit on a wine? There was a good deal of it on last night’s Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Strandveld Adamastor 2007 (gravel road dustiness and herbaceousness rather than outright green pepper) but somehow it was appropriate. Lots of other aromas and flavours such as peach and honey and the wine showed good […]

March 21, 2012
by Christian
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