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The Winery of Good Hope Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2013

Amaglug glug.

That The Winery of Good Hope believes in Chenin Blanc as a variety is demonstrated by the fact that they currently offer four different versions, these being Radford Dale Renaissance, Land of Hope Reserve, Vinum and The Winery of Good Hope Bush … [Read more...]

Cape Point Vineyards Woolworths Exclusive Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2012

“Sauvignon Blanc is extremely site specific. Many… are made from grapes grown in areas not wholly suitable, resulting in mediocre wines… (T)his wine is a superb example of a Sauvignon Blanc from the ideal terroir,” reads the back label of Cape Point … [Read more...]

Shannon Woolworths Merlot 2011

Budget Mount Bullet.

The Shannon Vineyards Merlot 2011 made exclusively for Woolworths at R129.95 bottle is a decent drop but it’s a few degrees off Mount Bullet, this Elgin property's top-end example of the variety. Made by Catherine Marshall, it was subjected to less … [Read more...]

Jordan Woolworths Cobblers Hill 2010

Heavy hitter.

Jordan Wine Estate has been involved in a collaboration with retailer Woolworths for over 10 years and yesterday a tasting of the new co-branded wines. Exclusive Selection Chardonnay Sur Lie 2012 Price: R79.99 Clean fruit (pear and citrus) but … [Read more...]

Woolworths Nederburg The Winemaster’s Reserve Grenache 2012

Ideal with spag bol in front of the telly.

The Internet works in mysterious ways. An old post on this blog about drinking Lustau Pedro Ximénez 30 Years Old VORS sherry with chef Pete Goffe-Wood and a subsequent self-inflicted head injury (see here) is currently attracting a bit of traffic. … [Read more...]

Simonsig Woolworths Exclusive Selection Pinot Noir Rosé 2011

Strawberry fields forever.

What makes Simonsig Woolworths Exclusive Selection Pinot Noir Rosé (previously labelled “Limited Release”) notable is that it has no added sulphur (R89.95 a bottle). I’ve found previous vintages have shown too much oxidative character but the 2011 … [Read more...]