Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc. “V” is the premium Cuvée from the winery. Dusty plum and black currant notes with a hint of menthol. A touch of leather on the nose and a gamey note. Barb thought it smelt like a woolly jumper. I like it when people who don’t write tasting notes but have a good sense of smell come up with a new aromatic descriptor. Bought this at the winery in 2012 in Stellenbosch when we had a structured tasting. A great district for Cabernet where we had excellent examples from Ernie Els and Rustenberg amongst others - all recorded here on Delectable. Owned at the time by mining giant, Anglo-American. Possibly still is - I didn’t check. We see very little South African wine in Australia. One of the 1001 Wines. — 4 months ago

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Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

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Props to Barb for nailing the woolly jumper.


Schaapenberg Vineyard Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Not a huge amount on the nose. But lovely crisp, herby, mineral palate. Very long finish. Possibly still on the young side but drinking well — 3 years ago


Reserve Shiraz 2014

A really rounded, well made Shiraz in (what I think) is a northern Rhône style. Earthy aroma with plenty of dark fruit. It’s dry, savoury and acidic in the mouth, with just the right amount of tannin. Certainly not brawny - if anything a little lean. The finish is long, with plenty of mocha notes. — 5 years ago

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Reserve Schaapenberg Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Unbelievable quality:price ratio. Classic SB bursting with currant leaves, herbs and fruit, full bodies but still fresh — a year ago


Chardonnay 2013

Hyvä, tanniininen, 15,98 — 3 years ago


Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Fresh, crisp and fantastic. Good balance of acidity rapidly matures into pineapple and apricot — 4 years ago

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G.V.B. White 2015

17.5/20 (93/100) Вино с ароматами крыжовника, смородинового листа, можжевельника и нотой тушеного сладкого перца. Тельное, маслянистое с высокой кислотностью. Насыщенное во вкусе. Ароматное и «мускулистое» белое вино. #capewine2018 — 5 years ago

Château Tronquoy-Lalande

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Fantastic left bank Bordeaux. Dark, super dry fruit. Minerally with this so district graphite/lead pencil under notes. Just returned from South Africa where we were blown away with the quality wines they are producing from their stunning vineyards. We were able to stuff 36 bottles on our suitcases. Yes Shiraz and Pinotage and Chenin blanc are their signature wines but places like Vergelegen, Villafonte and BoschenDal are making fantastic Bordeaux blends. We just had to check it against our references once we got home… — a year ago

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Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013

Erst rauchig mit Backpflaume und Brombeere, später kommt das typisch cabernet kirscharoma durch. — 3 years ago