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RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2015 results

Results of the third annual RisCura White Hot Wine Awards are now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 30 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends from 21 producers, either currently available or soon to be released, and then undertaking a blind tasting. The 2011 vintage from renowned Pessac-Léognan producer Domaine de Chevalier was included in the [...]

September 2, 2015
by Christian
with 3 Comments

Miles Mossop Wines Saskia 2012

The white blend called Saskia that is part of Tokara winemaker Miles Mossop’s own-label range of wines grows ever more intricate. Originally a Chenin Blanc-Viognier blend, first Clairette Blanche and then Verdelho have been incorporated in recent years. Is the whole greater than the sum of the parts? Most definitely in the case of the [...]

January 13, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Shannon Sanctuary Peak Sauvignon Blanc 2014

While some Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends present too much Sauvignon character, which is to say appear lean and green, the Sanctuary Peak Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (R105 a bottle) which includes a portion of Semillon is arguably too rich and complex to be pitched as a single-variety wine. The amount of Semillon – 11% fermented spontaneously and [...]

September 24, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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Tokara Reserve Collection Stellenbosch Syrah 2011

Last night, a tasting of the new releases from Stellenbosch cellar Tokara. Taken as a whole, these were a very impressive set of wines – winemaker Miles Mossop who has been here since inception has always been calculated in his approach but he increasingly seems more at ease with himself and the wines are benefitting [...]

September 11, 2014
by Christian
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Hermit on the Hill The White Knight 2009

On Sunday, a blind tasting exploring top-end Sauvignon Blanc. [Please note: This was a informal affair conducted among friends. The scores below are my own.] All wines from the 2009 vintage, all bar the Hermit on the Hill single property wines, some single variety and others Sauvignon-dominated blends, some unwooded and others wooded. What insights? [...]

October 15, 2013
by Christian
with 6 Comments

Six Nations Wine Challenge 2013 results

Results of this year’s Six Nations Wine Challenge between Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA have been announced. There are six judges, one from each participating country with Michael Fridjhon representing South Africa, and each Judge is set the task of selecting 100 wines across 17 classes with a maximum of [...]

October 4, 2013
by Christian
with 1 Comment

Tokara Director’s Reserve White 2012

Last night, a tasting of the new releases from Tokara. The Bordeaux-style white Director’s Reserve White was the stand-out wine (surely establishing itself as one of our very best whites) while the reds were surprisingly unconvincing for this usually top-notch cellar. Reserve Collection Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Price: R90 Very herbaceous. Guava and lime upfront [...]

September 20, 2013
by Christian
with 0 Comments

The RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2013: Top Three Wines

Results of the inaugural RisCura White Hot Wine Awards are now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 41 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends from 30 producers, either currently available or soon to be released, and then undertaking a blind tasting. The top three wines were as follows: FIVE STARS Steenberg Magna Carta 2011 Price: R495 (due [...]

September 1, 2013
by Christian
with 0 Comments
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