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Zonnebloem Lauréat 2013

I like the way the red blend Lauréat from Zonnebloem has been tracking in recent years and I think the 2013 is the best...

Vergenoegd Shiraz 1975

Yesterday a party at Joostenberg Bistro to celebrate the 40th birthday of Corlien Morris, co-owner of Wine Concepts Gauteng and good friend. To drink,...

Zonnebloem Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 vs 2011

Stellenbosch has finally woken up to the fact that having a signature variety is no bad thing when it comes to putting across a...

Zonnebloem Limited Edition Sauvignon Blanc 2015

If you like overt pyrazine character on your Sauvignon Blanc (and some people do), then you’ll like the Limited Edition 2015 from Zonnebloem. Made from...

Tim James: Could great old names be rescued?

An almost inevitable topic came up for discussion among those attending the recent grand match between some old Cape stars and their international equivalents:...

Tim James: SA legends vs the world

A most remarkable tasting was held in Cape Town last Friday evening. Some 15 people paid quite a bit of money to sit down...

Zonnebloem Lauréat 2012

Although the faux Petrus label will always get me, the 2012 vintage of Zonnebloem Lauréat is actually pretty decent stuff. It’s a blend of...

What went into the Zonnebloem Cabernet 1965?

One of the highlights of the recent South African Old Wine Tasting to mark the beginning of judging at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine...