What I Drank Last Night
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Hervé Souhaut Syrah 2012

The unbearable lightness of being.

A doppelgänger for Porseleinberg 2012. That was my immediate impression on opening the Syrah 2012 Vin de Pays L’Ardeche made by Hervé Souhaut (R350 a bottle from Wine Cellar in Observatory). Red and black fruit, purple flowers and a hint of white … [Read more...]

Chateau Pontet-Canet 2010


Last night, a tasting of Bordeaux from the much vaunted 2010 vintage hosted by Wine Cellar, the Cape Town-based fine wine merchants and cellarers. Two remarkable wines, the first being newly appointed St-Emilion First Growth Château Angélus, the … [Read more...]

Chateau Musar White 2005

One for the geeks.

Last night the current-release wines of the Lebanese producer Chateau Musar courtesy of Wine Cellar’s Roland Peens. The red has cult status but on the few occasions I’ve encountered the wines, I’ve always thought the white was pretty smart, … [Read more...]

Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2009


Last night an evening featuring Domaine de Chevalier presented by local wine brokerage and cellaring firm Wine Cellar with some of the Bernard family who own this top Graves property in attendance. Domaine de Chevalier is famed for its white blend … [Read more...]

Le Dôme 2009


“Unquestionably the greatest Bordeaux vintage I have ever tasted,” was über-critic Robert Parker’s take on the 2009 Bordeaux. So what went down in this most hyped of vintages? Last night a tasting of 12 examples at Cape Town wine brokers Wine … [Read more...]

Chateau Tour Maillet 2008


Last night, a quick whirl around Bordeaux courtesy of fine wine brokers Wine Cellar based in Observatory, Cape Town. The tasting was blind, scores and brief tasting notes below: Score: 17/20 Tour Maillet, Pomerol (R450) Great concentration of … [Read more...]