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Saltare Old Vines Chenin Blanc 2012


I was a huge fan of the 2011 vintage of Saltare Old Vines Chenin Blanc (see here) made by Carla Pauw so didn’t hesitate to buy a bottle of the 2012 (R129.50 a bottle from Wine Concepts in Newlands). Whereas grapes for the 2011 came from Paarl, … [Read more...]

Balance Best Blend Pinotage Shiraz 2013

Jolly juice.

Worcester based Overhex Wines International (OWI) crushes between 8 500 and 9 000 tons of grapes a year, and according to managing director Gerhard van der Wath, is one of South Africa’s top 20 exporters of wine supplying 28 countries around the … [Read more...]

Luddite Chenin Blanc 2012

Hand tooled.

Whatever else you might say about Luddite Shiraz by Niels Verburg, you certainly wouldn’t call it “delicate”. In stark contrast, then, is the maiden vintage Chenin Blanc. Grapes come from a vineyard thought to be anywhere between 40 and 60 years old … [Read more...]

Drappier Grande Sendrée 2005

Fornication like this, we need Champagne.

Cape Town wine brokerage and cellaring firm Wine Cellar recently took over the agency for Champagne Drappier and today hosted a tasting the portfolio. President and winemaker of this family-owned house Michel Drappier led proceedings, revealing the … [Read more...]