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Lewis Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Cultural artifact.

As part of the “Driving Cabernet” Day at Ernie Els Wines yesterday, a benchmarking exercise involving the three examples of the variety to be rated 5 Stars in Platter’s 2014 against three international counterparts. The locals were Ernie Els … [Read more...]

Ashbourne Sandstone 2008


According to influential US magazine Wine Spectator, the 2008 vintage of white blend Sandstone under Anthony Hamilton Russell’s Ashbourne label is one of the top 100 wines of 2013 with a score of 93/100. At the launch of the Cape Vintner … [Read more...]

Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2013 – three SA wines

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Each year, influential US magazine Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select its Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and … [Read more...]

DeMorgenzon Chenin Blanc 2007

Large and in charge.

The accolades for DeMorgenzon Chenin Blanc just keep rolling in – 5 Stars for the maiden 2005 in Platter’s 2007, the 2009 placing among Wine Specator’s top 100 wines in 2011, the 2010 again 5 Stars in Platter’s 2013 and among Wine Enthusiast’s … [Read more...]

Anthonij Rupert 2007

Any resemblance to the Lafite label purely coincidental.

A lot appears to ride on how James Molesworth, Wine Spectator senior editor responsible for South Africa, scores Anthonij Rupert 2007 but I suspect we’re dealing with a 95-pointer. The maiden vintage of a Bordeaux-style red blend from Johann … [Read more...]

Wine Spectator rates the 2011 CWG Auction wines

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James Molesworth of Wine Spectator recently posted his review of the wines to be sold at this year’s Cape Winemakers Guild auction, again highlighting the difference in the way the 100-point system is applied in the USA compared to … [Read more...]