Cape Winemakers Guild

Cape Winemakers Guild (Pierre Wahl)

Rijk's Chenin Blanc 2015

From NYE in Cape Town going in 2020. Truly fantastic Chenin Blanc — 3 years ago

Crystallum

Cuvée Cinema Pinot Noir 2018

David T
9.3

I did not get to write notes on the last three wines, just scores. We had to get to Russell Hamilton.

However, I wish I had been able to write them as these were the wines I was looking forward to spending some time on.

Peter & Andrew Allan of Crystallum are the third generation of winemakers and sons of the man who pioneered Pinot Noir winemaking in the Hemel-en-Aarde which; is what drew me to the region that is about another hour plus SE of Stellenbosch and a very good area to produce Pinot Noir.

Photos of; Gabrielskloof Cellar Door entrance, Estate vine, tasting lounge and their courtyard.
— 3 years ago

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Escapades

Coastal Region Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

89/100pts, 4⭐. 2014 blend of 50% CS, 40% Shiraz, 10% Malbec in 12 month oaking. Cape vineyards, South Africa.

Dark purplish.
Arresting espresso aromas in cinnamon cloud.
Lively acidity tingling an all exciting palate of ham & sour forest berries notes, with fresh spicy tannins integated in med+ body.
Playful bitter liquorice flavor on long finish.

💬Fascinating red blend ticking all good New World boxes. 2014 drinks till 2025 nicely."Escapades" is a joint venture of 3 Greek winemakers in the Western Cape.
— 4 years ago

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Crystallum

Mabalel Overberg Pinot Noir 2018

David T
9.2

I did not get to write notes on the last three wines, just scores. We had to get to Russell Hamilton.

However, I wish I had been able to write them as these were the wines I was looking forward to spending some time on.

Peter & Andrew Allan of Crystallum are the third generation of winemakers and sons of the man who pioneered Pinot Noir winemaking in the Hemel-en-Aarde which; is what drew me to the region that is about another hour plus SE of Stellenbosch and a very good area to produce Pinot Noir.

Photos of; Gabrielskloof Cellar Door entrance, Estate vine, tasting lounge and their courtyard.
— 3 years ago

David, Shay and 17 others liked this

Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Cape Winemakers Guild Sophia Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

Striking fresh ripe black currant at the start, with dryer tobacco notes from the glass, cranberry from the close up and an amazing evolution — 4 years ago

Rust en Vrede

Coenie Snyman Cape Winemakers Guild CWG Auction Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Greg Ballington
9.1

@Delectable Wine this is the 2013 Silverthorn Wines Cape Winemakers Guild Big Dog IV Méthode Cap Classique.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Second wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and last sparkling wine. This is a sparkling wine (Methode Cap Classique) made by John Loubser from the Western Cape. Made up of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay as well as aged on the lees for 51 months before 9 more months in bottle and prior to disgorgement. Only 73 cases produced and only 42 being auctioned in 2018.

Light greenish yellow in appearance with tiny bubbles. Mute on the nose with a bit of lemon, light sweet spices, kiwi and limestone. Moderate acidity (7/10) and rich palate. Creamy mouthfeel with layers of spices, green apples, citrus fruits, white flowers and mouth watering minerality. Long and lingering finish.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R4,410.00 ($51.94 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R6,200.00 ($73.02 a bottle) and lowest bid was R3,000.00 ($35.33 a bottle).

#silverthornwines #mcc #methodecapclassique #southafrica #cwgauction #sparkling
— 4 years ago

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@Greg Ballington Greg It looks like you are having a great time and experience, Good for you Cheers 🍷
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@Phil A it was an absolute blast stay tune for the rest of the wines (47 just at the auction)

Robertson Winery

Winemakers Selection Pinotage 2015

Deep red current color, medium body, dry wine. Faint strawberries & red fruit on the nose. Strawberry spritzer w/ a hint on acid on the fore palate, long velvety, smooth mouth drying finish with cherry jam. No Smokiness in this bottle. (Meditrina Cafe, Valparaiso IN. Falafel appetizer, Beef shawarma- Tim & Paprika Chicken in tomato cream sauce- Paula.) wonderful meal. — 3 years ago

Crystallum

Bona Fide Pinot Noir 2018

David T
9.2

I did not get to write notes on the last three wines, just scores. We had to get to Russell Hamilton.

However, I wish I had been able to write them as these were the wines I was looking forward to spending some time on.

Peter & Andrew Allan of Crystallum are the third generation of winemakers and sons of the man who pioneered Pinot Noir winemaking in the Hemel-en-Aarde which; is what drew me to the region that is about another hour plus SE of Stellenbosch and a very good area to produce Pinot Noir.

Photos of; Gabrielskloof Cellar Door entrance, Estate vine, tasting lounge and their courtyard.
— 3 years ago

Dawn, Douglas and 14 others liked this

Baie Cap

Reserve Winemakers Selection Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2016

Dry, fresh and fruity, with some notes of exotic fruits. Very nice by fish or as an apperitive before your meal. — 4 years ago