What I Drank Last Night
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Chateau Pontet-Canet 2010

Perfection?

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

Pristine.

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

Hardcore.

“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

Plush.

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...]

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Guardiola 2007

Eat your heart out, Sienna Miller.

Societi Bistro in Orange Street, Cape Town is hipper than ever with yesterday’s Sunday Times reporting that it hosted “Hollywood starlet” Sienna Miller and her boyfriend, actor Tom Sturridge on their recent holiday in Cape Town. It was also the … [Read more...]