Stellenbosch Vineyards rakes in accolades with double victory
Stellenbosch Vineyards adds to its collection of awards and achievements, demonstrating consistent excellence as a selection of local and international wine awards were announced in recent days.
Trapiche Terroir Series Finca Domingo F. Sarmiento Single Vineyard Malbec (La Consulta) 2009 85 Points
Super ripe offerings, highly alcoholic with 14.5% abv, noticeable, showy, dead fruit character, soapy, possibly due to very high pH’s, extracted style, confected style though there is texture and spicy savouriness, herbaceous freshness, earthy, good fruit purity follows through, some elegance, it is big!
Simonsig lands top spot & consistency award at 2014 Top 100 SA Wines
Issued by: GC Communications on behalf of: Simonsig Estate Simonsig Wine Estate has claimed the highest ranking amongst South Africa’s best with four wines listed in the 2014 Top 100 SA Wines as well as a Vineyard Consistency Award as one of the top five cellars in this competition over the past four years. One of two wine producers to have four wines in the Top 100 tally this year, Simonsig now has a total of 12 Top 100 wines garnered since the competition was launched in 2011 showing…
Rijk's Touch of Oak Coastal Region Chenin Blanc 2014
Rijk's is one of South Africa's best Chenin Blanc producer, having consistent produced four excellent versions, namely their value for money Touch of Oak, Private Cellar, Reserve and the occasional and world class Cape Wine Makers Guild, all four have their merits to be for their price points amongst the finest expression of Chenin Blanc in the world. Touch of Oak 2014 is the finest to date, it shows the fine tuning and spinal precision started with the 2010 vintage, with salivating bright…
Orange River Cellars Takes Top White Wine Spot at SAA Wine Listings
A Colombard from Orange River Cellars has been named the country's best white wine at this year’s annual SAA Wine Awards, the well-known wine competition sponsored by the national airline. Durin
DROSTDY-HOF'S CLARET SELECT PAIRED WITH SARAH GRAHAM'S CHORIZO AND LEMON CHICKEN
DATE 17 DECEMBER 2015 ISSUED BY DKC (DE KOCK COMMUNICATIONS) Food writer Sarah Graham’s Food Safari is currently flighting on M-NET on Sundays from18:00 to 19:00. Here the well-known foodie personality showcases interesting recipes that take inspiration from local hotspots across the continent. South African wine favourite Drostdy-Hof has accompanied her on her journey. It's not hard to understand what makes Sarah so popular. Her recipes are straight-forward but produce spectacular results…
Christina van Loveren Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Christina van Loveren is the flagship / reserve range from Van Loveren in Robertson. Produced in limited quantities from fruits grown in the valley as well as sourced from prime vineyards. This Western Cape Sauvignon Blanc is a prime example of multi regions blends, their best to date (2011 was 88+ MC Points). An overt, powerful and fragrant style bursting with green guava, greengage, spicy lemon and grassy, green pepper note, a consumer favorite style and by far the best seller on wine…
Purple by Chateau Lagrezette The Original Malbec 87 Points
This very well made example shows how much the French have change their winemaking style to compete with New World Malbec producers, Chateau Lagrette a reputable producer in Cahors, the birthplace of Malbec, a regions known as producing the “Vin Noir” of Cahors, here offer a modern ripe interpretation of the variety with moderate plus alcohol of 13.5% abv, definitely New World in style with lifted dark red fruit, blackcurrant, cassis character dominated by toffee, charry notes, elegant with…
Stellenrust Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Alcohol: high| 14 %abv Origin: Stellenbosch Ideal drinking occasions: anytime Serve with: sugar beans soup and pan fried chicken livers and gizzard in soya sauce Drink: now until 2017 MC 83 Points or 3.4 Star
Porcupine Ridge Coastal Region Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Porcupine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon is produced by Boekenhoutskloof in Franschhoek from widely sourced grapes, hence the Coastal Region Wine of Origin! This 2014 is ripe with subtle characteristic of Cabernet, it is more red fruit driven than cassis or blackcurrant, juicy, medium bodied masking it's 14% abv very well. On the lighter side compared to previous vintages, could do with more concentration and Cabernet grip! Around R 49 retail. Drink now until 2016+ MC - 80 Points or 3 Star
Bosman Family Vineyards Wellington Malbec 2013 80 Points
Tentative rating, tank sample, perfumed offerings with slight soapy notes, possibly very high pH’s, Soda notes, elegantly structured, however still spritzy in character, probably still going through malo, unmade.