Cape Bridge

Alheit Vineyards

Cartology Bushvines Chenin Blanc Blend 2017

Alder Yarrow
9.4

Warning! Wunderkind wine! Chris and Suzaan continue to do great things with the little plots of heritage vines they find in the nooks and crannies around Walker Bay. Gorgeous lemon curd, peach and poached pear flavors have a stark mineral tone and a hint of toasty butterscotch in the finish. — 4 days ago

Juan, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Blackwater

MMXVII Piquet Chenin Blanc 2017

Nose has wet flint, cold lemon zest, cold yellow peach, brown butter (light) wood smoke and dry hay.

Palate has ripe pineapple core, grapefruit peel, honey, fresh peach, under-ripe apricot with medium acidity and long, long finish. Awesome wine.
— 23 days ago

Sharon, David and 19 others liked this

Boekenhoutskloof

The Wolftrap Rosé Blend 2019

Joe G
9.3

2019 10ish. I see other reviews calling this a rose. I would call it a white wine blend. It does have a slightly sweet flavor — 3 days ago

Cape Mentelle

Margaret River Rosé Blend 2018

This is how we spent our Saturday night. Can you really go wrong? I don’t think so..

A big thanks to Cape Mentelle in WA’s Margaret River region for sending over this sample for us to try. It’s an intriguing blend of Shiraz 65%, Grenache 15%, Tempranillo 7%, Sangiovese 4%, Zinfandel 4% Mourvedre 3%, Viognier 2%.

For me, I found this Rosé on the savoury side, which I really enjoyed. It’s also has a bit of age on it being 2018 which I believe gave it a bit of extra complexity.

In the glass it’s a pale peach colour with a vibrant pink hue. On the nose there’s savoury berries, citrus and floral notes. While in the mouth it has wonderful bright citrus acidity with orchard fruits, lemongrass and a sprinkling of pepper. It’s more than just a fresh and fruity Rosé, it’s got character and sass 💁‍♀️

This #wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
— 10 days ago

Severn, Trixie and 2 others liked this

Crystallum

Cuvée Cinema Pinot Noir 2015

2015 vintage must say really great Pinot Noir with a lot of stuff going on; smoke, leather, earth/dust, minerality, spices, a full fruitbasket and superb acidity! Drinking smooth and very well! — 11 days ago

Dick, Ronald and 1 other liked this
Ruud Verhagen

Ruud Verhagen

2015 vintage must say really great Pinot Noir with a lot of stuff going on; smoke, leather, earth/dust, minerality, spices, a full fruitbasket and superb acidity! Drinking smooth and very well!
Ruud Verhagen

Ruud Verhagen

2015 vintage must say really great Pinot Noir with a lot of stuff going on; smoke, leather, earth/dust, minerality, spices, a full fruitbasket and superb acidity! Drinking smooth and very well!
Ruud Verhagen

Ruud Verhagen

2015 vintage must say really great Pinot Noir with a lot of stuff going on; smoke, leather, earth/dust, minerality, spices, a full fruitbasket and superb acidity! Drinking smooth and very well!

Ken Forrester

The FMC Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc 2019

Impressive for the price, great balance, full and rich, yet with a zesty grip.

Très bon pour le prix, équilibré, savoureux, assez plein et riche avec une belle tension qui supporte le tout. 90-91
— 3 days ago

Paul, Ira and 12 others liked this

Tucana

Western Cape Chardonnay 2020

If you shy away from Chardonnays because you have only tried the buttery/oaky offerings from other regions, you need to try a South African Chardonnay. Because they are not aged in oak barrels like French and Californian Chards, there is no mouth coating, buttery, vanilla feel and taste. Tucana Unwooded Chardonnay is a perfect representation what South Africa brings to the table- the color is a beautiful pale gold, with a medium body and notes of ginger, citrus and earth. The mouthfeel is smooth and there are notes of green apple and florals in the finish. This wine is a brand new way to experience Chardonnay and pairs perfectly with Asian fare, fattier meats and hard cheeses. — 20 days ago

Peg Hanssen

Peg Hanssen

If you shy away from Chardonnays because you have only tried the buttery/oaky offerings from other regions, you need to try a South African Chardonnay. Because they are not aged in oak barrels like French and Californian Chards, there is no mouth coating, buttery, vanilla feel and taste. Tucana Unwooded Chardonnay is a perfect representation what South Africa brings to the table- the color is a beautiful pale gold, with a medium body and notes of ginger, citrus and earth. The mouthfeel is smooth and there are notes of green apple and florals in the finish. This wine is a brand new way to experience Chardonnay and pairs perfectly with Asian fare, fattier meats and hard cheeses.

Craven Wines

Stellenbosch Cinsault 2020

Translucent magenta color that immediately communicates the freshness of the wine. Crunchy, underripe cranberry, raspberry, and blueberry with fresh soil and rainwater. Medium + acid, low tannin, low alc, but not lacking structure - delicious. Bottle disappeared before we knew it. — 5 days ago

Severn, Ron and 2 others liked this

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Chardonnay 2015

The 2015 Hamilton Russell Estate Chardonnay is a splendid wine, even if this bottle has been carted around several houses and varying temperatures since I bought it on release. It’s a lesson in proper storage: the colour is of a wine much older than this and it’s dramatically different to my experience with it on last tasting around two years ago. Nonetheless, it’s a very well-made wine and it shows.

There’s baked apple, pastry, burnt butter, butterscotch and coconut on the nose, while the rich, saturated palate offers apple, butter, honeydew melon, a honeyed edge and Meyer lemon acidity. A creamy mouthfeel completes the harmony.
— 4 days ago

Josh and Ira liked this

Stormhoek

Chardonnay

The initial hit of fruit gives way to a smooth dry lingering taste. I was pleasantly surprised - good value for the lower price tag. — 11 days ago