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Franz Beckenbauer Libero No 5 2015

Swartland property Lammershoek was sold to a trio of German investors in 2014 leading to the replacement of the maverick Craig Hawkins as winemaker by Schalk Opperman, previously of Holden Manz in Franschhoek. The first wines under the new regime have now been released, the Franz Beckenbauer Libero No 5 2015 sitting at the top […]

March 14, 2016
by Christian
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Tim James: Lammershoek looking good under new management

When I first found out, a few years back, that the famous footballer of the 1960s and 70s, Franz Beckenbauer, had joined the German consortium owning Lammershoek, I was asked to keep quiet about it. Well, that discretion is one of many things that have changed at Lammershoek in the past year or two, as […]

February 29, 2016
by Tim James
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Kloovenburg Eight Feet Red 2013

Until now, the wines from Swartland property Kloovenburg have been no more than workmanlike but Jolandie Fouché moved across from Saronsberg in Tulbagh to become winemaker at the end of 2014 and on the evidence of the newly released Grenache Noir 2015 and Eight Feet Red 2013, a very positive transformation is under way. Tasting […]

February 19, 2016
by Christian
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Tim James: The effect of the drought in the Swartland

“It’s been a battle!” says Eben Sadie, just a third of the way through his 2016 harvest. In his voice is the hyping up, the adrenalin flow that harvest – and battle – brings, but also weariness. In 18 years working in the Swartland, he says, he’s never seen conditions like this, with implacable drought […]

January 25, 2016
by Tim James
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Delaire Graff Chenin Blanc Swartland Reserve 2014

The Chenin Blanc Swartland Reserve 2014 from Delaire Graff is a slow burner. From unirrigated bush vines 30 to 40 years in age, it was matured in a combination of 2 500-litre foudre and 400 litre barrels for 10 months. The nose initially appears very closed but with time in glass, notes of citrus and […]

January 11, 2016
by Christian
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Trizanne Signature Wines Syrah Grenache 2014

Everybody loves a bargain and the quality to price ratio doesn’t get much better than that offered by the Syrah Grenache 2014 as made by Trizanne Barnard under her Trizanne Signature Wines label available from Wine Cellar at R100 a bottle. Wine of Origin Swartland, it’s a blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache. Red […]

October 20, 2015
by Christian
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How well do SA’s white wines mature?

“Why are top-end red wines so much more expensive than white wines when they essentially cost the same to produce?” was the question posed by acclaimed Swartland winemaker Eben Sadie before yesterday’s tasting of seven local whites 10 years or older convened by South African Sommelier Association. “We’re all inclined both to spend more on […]

October 16, 2015
by Christian
with 3 Comments

David & Nadia Sadie Old Bush Vines Authentic Series

Swartland husband and wife team David and Nadia Sadie have added three limited-edition, ultra-premium wines to their portfolio. Tasting notes and ratings as follows: Perdekamp Semillon 2014 Price: R450 From a decomposed granite vineyard between 40 and 45 years old on Paardebosch were the Sadies are now based. Skin contact for six days; spontaneous ferment […]

September 13, 2015
by Christian
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