What I Drank Last Night
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Kloof Street Swartland Rouge 2012

Off form.

I’ve been a big fan of Kloof Street Swartland Rouge from Mullineux Family Wines for some time but I’m inclined to think that the current-release 2012 (R97.50 a bottle from Vino Pronto in Gardens) is a notch down on previous vintages. Whereas the … [Read more...]

Muskeljaatkat 2011

Wild thing.

“A harvest to be remembered by the attack of the Muskeljaatkat, Genetta genetta, and their taste for free-range farm chickens. It was also the year for making some pretty decent wines” reads the back label of Muskeljaatkat 2011 made by Jasper … [Read more...]

David Aristargos 2012

Full of life.

David Sadie has opted for reduced responsibilities at Lemberg in Tulbagh and will be moving to the Swartland to concentrate more on the wines that he makes with his wife Nadia under boutique label “David”. A review of the current releases: Chenin … [Read more...]

Mullineux White 2012

On song.

Though Swartland cellar Mullineux Family Wines produced its first wines no longer ago than 2008, a combination of stellar ratings and sensible pricing (the Terroir Specific range notwithstanding) means that getting your hands on their stuff is … [Read more...]

Spice Route Chakalaka 2009 vs. 2010

Wines to relish?

Chakalaka from Spice Route in the Swartland is an intriguing proposition being a multifarious red blend, typically including some less familiar varieties. Over the weekend, the 2009 alongside the current-release 2010 (R110 a bottle). Spice Route … [Read more...]

Dean David 2 Mile Square Syrah 2011

Has dimension.

David Thompson and partners bought a farm outside Riebeek Kasteel in 1996 and son Dean now makes wine from these vineyards under the 2 mile² label. The Syrah 2011 (total production 3 500 bottles, R121 from Vino Pronto in Gardens) underwent … [Read more...]