Top nine wines of May 2017

Here are our nine most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Alheit Vineyards La Colline 2016 – 97 (read original review here) Alheit Vineyards Magnetic North Mountain Makstok 2016 – 96 (read original review here) Alheit Vineyards Radio Lazarus 2016 – 95 (read original review here) Rall Grenache Blanc 2016 – 95 (read original […]

June 1, 2017
by Christian
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Solms Delta Terroir Collection

Although Franschhoek property Solms Delta sets the pace when it comes to worker empowerment, its wines have tended to be a little unconvincing but that seems to be changing with Hagen Viljoen incumbent as winemaker since November 2012. The Hiervandaan 2014,a blend  of 86% Grenache, 10% Cinsault and 4% Shiraz, rated 92 on the 100-point […]

May 2, 2017
by Christian
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Solms-Delta Picnic – review

We are back at Solms-Delta for a picnic. Today we’re under a tree by the river. We’ve laid our picnic blankets on this exact spot twice before. We’ve also eaten on the lawns near the bamboo forest and another time near the lily-topped dam. The children are up to their undies in the river, launching […]

March 5, 2015
by Daisy Jones
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Solms Delta Amalie 2012

Towards the end of last year, Hagen Viljoen came across from Zevenwacht to succeed Hilko Hegewisch as winemaker at Solms-Delta on the outskirts of Franschhoek. Recently three new wines Solms Astor Vastrap 2012 Price: R50 Chenin Blanc, Semillon. Peach and some thatch on the nose. Surprising weight and texture for a wine with an abv […]

September 4, 2013
by Christian
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Solms Delta Amalie 2010

From now until 19 January, you can rock out to the sounds of the one stringed Kalahari ‘segaba’ of Oteng Piet, the upside-down guitar playing of Ronnie Moipolai or the teaspoon slide efforts of Hannes Coetzee. These are just three of the performers in David Kramer’s new concert called Kalahari Karoo Blues, on at the […]

January 10, 2013
by Christian
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Solms Delta Gemoedsrus 2009

Solms Delta on the outskirts of Franschhoek arouses interest because it truly is so much more than a winery. Visitor attractions include an on-site museum exploring the slave heritage of the area, a restaurant called Fyndraai (Afrikaans for “the fine end of the last turn” or the brink of orgasm) serving proudly Cape cuisine, forest […]

July 9, 2010
by Christian
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Solms Delta Africana 2008 vs. Cirrus Syrah 2006

With hearty cassoulet on the menu for Sunday lunch, I thought the wines could afford to be on the more robust side. I put Solms Delta Africana 2008 (Shiraz desiccated on the vine) and Cirrus Syrah 2006 up against each other in a sort of vinous clash of the titans. The Africana proved a bemusing […]

June 14, 2010
by Christian
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