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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 II Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

The view from the Taj's Presendential Suite.

With Tariro Masayiti having left the Nederburg winemaking team to start at KWV as of yesterday, former boss and Nederburg cellarmaster Razvan Macici admits that the year is not ending on a high note for him. However, last night’s party in the … [Read more...]

Nederburg Ingenuity Red 2008

Curious.

Okay, I need to come clean: I’m as big a fan of Razvan Macici and his Nederburg winemaking team as anybody and I’m all for innovative blending but I just don’t get the top-end Ingenuity Red, which typically sees Sangiovese, Barbera and a dash of … [Read more...]

Nederburg II Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

The stakes have just been raised.

Ingenuity is the pinnacle of the Nederburg range, right? Wrong. Nederburg II Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 has recently crept onto the market at R400 a bottle, with a wooded Sauvignon Blanc 2009 to follow (apparently set to sell at around R200 a … [Read more...]

Nederburg Private Bin D252 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2009

1 + 1 = 3.

I’m not one to dismiss single-variety Sauvignon Blanc as inherently inferior à la some of our more high-profile critics and anybody making wine in the Swartland but I have to say that the Nederburg Private Bin D252 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2009 as … [Read more...]

Topical pic: Nedeburg is Platter’s 2011 Winery of the Year

Tariro Masayiti and Razvan Macici of Nederburg.

The Winery of the Year award in the annual Platter’s guide is the personal selection of editor Philip van Zyl, after considering a variety of criteria, the aim being to showcase a producer which epitomises the best of South African winegrowing … [Read more...]