What I Drank Last Night
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Chateau Pontet-Canet 2010


Last night, a tasting of Bordeaux from the much vaunted 2010 vintage hosted by Wine Cellar, the Cape Town-based fine wine merchants and cellarers. Two remarkable wines, the first being newly appointed St-Emilion First Growth Château Angélus, the … [Read more...]

De Toren Fusion V 2010


Neal Martin of Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate says of Z 2010 from De Toren in Stellenbosch that “(it’s) hedonism could have derived from the Napa Valley” and I know what he means. Both the Z and its more premium stablemate Fusion V from the 2010 … [Read more...]

Le Dôme 2009


“Unquestionably the greatest Bordeaux vintage I have ever tasted,” was über-critic Robert Parker’s take on the 2009 Bordeaux. So what went down in this most hyped of vintages? Last night a tasting of 12 examples at Cape Town wine brokers Wine … [Read more...]

Wine on the web


From the May issue of GQ: The internet has made it easier than ever before to discover wine. Traditional print media necessarily saw the gathering and dissemination of wine information in the hands of the few – a small group of self-appointed … [Read more...]

Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2001

World class.

US critic Robert Parker has just released his final, in-bottle reviews of the 2009 Bordeaux vintage and the fact that he gave 100-point ratings to an unprecedented 19 wines is causing a stir (by contrast, he awarded 100-point scores to just six wines … [Read more...]

Idiom 900 Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Italian Stallion.

Robert Parker of erobertparker.com and The Wine Advocate has become something of pantomime villain in the world of wine on account of his supposed predilection for wines that are weighty and powerful over those that are subtle and elegant. Things … [Read more...]