Paarl, Coastal Region

Boekenhoutskloof

Sémillon 2017

Från tre riktigt gamla vingårdar i Franschhoek. Planterade 1902, -36 och 42. Väldigt potent och koncentrerad. Frukten är lite kartig. Gul frukt, vitt te, zest, blöta stenar. Skulle nog behöva drickas om 5-10 år. Alldeles för ung nu. — 7 days ago

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La Cave

Winemakers selection Wellington Chenin Blanc 2014

2014 vintage. Sparkling, Champagne method. Looks and tastes amazingly young. A delicious surprise — 3 days ago

Peter, Romain and 1 other liked this

Kastanjeberg

Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc 2017

Vintage 2017 | impressive wine, tasted blind and easily mistaken, gold colour, smoky, harmonious, warm, minerals, a bold body and some bitters. Tasted blind and I should never have thought about Chenin Blanc. — 18 days ago

Peter, romo and 15 others liked this

Lukas Van Loggerenberg

Trust Your Gut Chenin Blanc 2019

2021 Independence Day Party 🇺🇲 🥳 with several members of our Tastevin crew and extended friends.🍷 Proof that our palates are wider than Burgundy, outside of sanctioned events.🍾 Notes may be light, scores will be honest. 💯 — 20 days ago

Sharon, Hugh and 21 others liked this
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Delheim

Sur Lie Chardonnay 2018

my first sa chard.

100% single vineyard chardonnay.
9 months in 🌳(30% new).
20% of wine was allowed malolactic conversion.

12.5 % ABV

green with golden hue 👀

wood driven spices, green 🍎 and peach👃

medium + body.
medium + acidity.

green 🍎, peach and nectarine, lime peel and lemon oil, vanilla, cloves and hinted butter 👄

medium + pleasant 🎯

oomphi but still elegant. great wine making.
i believe the 3 years since vintage rounded it for the best. could wait a year or two for better results.

paired best with white fish basic ceviche but also not too bad with mozzarella (introduced as burrata) salad, rice and rattatuee and 'asian' grilled chicken with beans on the side.

ok-ish basic suburbia restaurant with lovely wine brought from my m8 wine fridge.
— 10 days ago

Sharon, David and 1 other liked this

Kaapzicht Estate

Steytler Pentagon Red Blend 2017

Impressive. Made me think of a Spring Mountain Napa Valley cab. — 3 days ago

Josh, Hermes and 2 others liked this

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines

Leeu Passant Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Cassis, green bell pepper, lithe, med+ acid 👌 — 7 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 5 others liked this

Proef Konyn

Skin Macerated White 2019

From the June wine share, IIRC. Sour apple, cherry blossoms, then yeah just lots and lots of apples lol, slightly dank but I like it 🤔 To accompany grilled pork and corn 🌽 Update: as this warms up, it becomes a “fall wine”. I wish I’d saved this because it’s difficult to drink during these hot days 😔 — 5 days ago

Romain, Severn and 2 others liked this

Meerlust

Rubicon Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Fantastic, but different than what you’d expect. Lighter- SA smoked ancient earth. Gooseberry, roasted jalapeños. Savory and charming. Medium bodied. — 11 days ago

Eddie, Ira and 6 others liked this

Storm Point

Swartland Red Blend

2020 vintage. Medium-bodied red enjoyed with a light chill. I actually like this, which most South African reds don't usually do anything for me. Has a little of that roasted fruit, smoky thing that they all tend to have, but not nearly to the overwhelming degree that I usually encounter. Stewed strawberry and cherry, plum, grilled herbs, sage, nutmeg, crabapple. 56 Cinsault 29 Syrah 15 Carignan. Nice blend and good label artwork. — 21 days ago

Ira, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this