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Clos Malverne MCC Ellie 2011

Silliness inducing.

“White makes you think of silly things, red wine makes you talk of silly things but bubbly makes you do silly things,” says Suzanne Coetzee, winemaker at Clos Malverne in Stellenbosch. Nothing too silly happened at the launch of the first ever Clos … [Read more...]

Clos Malverne Auret 2010 vs. Clos Malverne Pinotage Reserve 2010

Straight down the line.

Clos Malverne has for me always been one of those second-tier properties in Stellenbosch which makes satisfactory but not completely enthralling wines. Suzanne Coetzee took over as winemaker in October 2010 and it’s going to be interesting to see if … [Read more...]

Clos Malverne Sophia Limited Release 2008

Clos Malverne's Suzanne Coetzee

Clos Malverne owner Seymour Pritchard says that when winemaker Charl Coetzee informed him towards the end of last year that he was considering a move to Babylonstoren, the Paarl winery owned by Naspers CEO Koos Bekker, he quickly realised making a … [Read more...]