Olifants River, Western Cape

Cape Mentelle

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

The first of 4 bottles from my cellar. The nose has blackberry, violets and dried herbs. The palate has that trademark Margaret River herbaceousness but in this warmer vintage more cassis, fine persistent tannins which go on forever - almost silky. Just a beautiful rendition of Margaret River Cabernet with a very long life in front of it - say 20 years. Cape Mentelle one of the early vineyards and down in the south near the town. — 10 days ago

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Creative Block 5 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.

Fruity nose of black currants, plums, bell pepper, oak, spices, dark coffee, pencil lead, earth, vegetables, tobacco, barnyard, graphite and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, light vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, vegetables, river rocks, spices, earth, wet leaves and herbs.

Medium plus in finish with fine tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This South African Bordeaux blend really surprised me. Drinking nicely now and will be better in a few years.

Not fully balanced, yet enjoyable by itself or with food. Exhibits new world characters with an old world feel. Tastes very much like a flashy Right Bank Bordeaux.

Changed every 20 minutes in the decanter, which I really liked. Needs 3 hours to open up properly.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses, crackers and olives.

A blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit verdot and 3% Malbec.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 3 years ago

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Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Nice, smooth, full body, fruity with some earthy notes — 4 years ago

Springfield Estate

Life from Stone Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Stinky guava nose. Lychee fruit. Cleansing astringent flavor. Fresh acid, cuts through other flavors. Tropical mango and guava high notes. Lovely. — 15 days ago

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Grenache Syrah 2015

Shay A

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. This month is new world vs old world Rhône’s. All wines tasted blind. 3 flights.

Very unique. Had no idea SA was doing wines like this. I called this old world Syrah. Acidic, full while also being light on the palate. Tar, blackberry, sweet oak, and granite. The more it opened, the more ripe it showed. Thanks
@Will Adams
— 3 years ago

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Jason Brater

Jason Brater

Sounds great! I’ve found lots to of really cool, interesting reds from South Africa! Keep digging!

Beaumont Wines

Chenin Blanc 2017

Mix of vine age up to 43 years. Stainless and Concrete
Medium lemon yellow with a hint of green. Crisp acidity with a juicy lemon and pear element and acacia and honey. Lovely roundness. From Bot River ward of Walker Bay
— 4 years ago

De Wetshof

Danie de Wet Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2021

What a nice surprise. Really crisp and citrusy chard. — 7 days ago

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Waterford Estate

Pecan Stream Chenin Blanc

Ray S

Drinking on the Zambezi River and this tastes a bit more special. Also happens to be one of our favorite SA wineries. — 3 years ago

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Sadie Family

Palladius Swartland White Blend 2012

It’s been years since I had tried this wine and tonight it was not quite as I remembered it, but that was not necessarily a bad thing. Tonight it was more integrated and mellowed out; smoothed over like river stones, lacking the vibrance of bright colors but still showing a nice ‘pastel’ maturity that was very pleasing. — 3 years ago

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Chardonnay 2017

#fiveflies wine pairing1 A+ South African chard paired with pâté — 4 years ago