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Nederburg The Winemaster’s Reserve Grenache 2013

Chilled out.

Want further proof that Grenache is shaping is the next big thing when it comes to reds? Consider that The Winemaster’s Reserve Grenache made by Nederburg for Woolworths has gone from R59 a bottle for the 2010 vintage to R74.95 for the currently … [Read more...]

Radford Dale Woolworths Syrah Reserve 2012

Ticks all the boxes.

There’s much to like about the Syrah Reserve 2012 from Radford Dale made exclusively for Woolworths. Stylistically, it’s new wave exhibiting fruit more than oak, not being too heavily extracted and possessing a moderate alcohol of 13.5%. From … [Read more...]

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...]