Franschhoek Valley, Coastal Region

Alheit Vineyards

hemelrand Vine Garden Roussanne Blend 2013

A stunning blend from South Africa. Gives off a fresh orchard on a sunny day minerality and it’s beautifully rounded on its delightfully acid edges. It has a beautiful herbaceous quality supporting notes of tart green apple, citrus and pomelo. — 13 days ago

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Delicious looking food. Cheers!


Three Pines Jonkershoek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Excellent Cabernet Sauvignon, nicely balanced and not overpowering, although somewhat boring. Standard Cabernet flavor with an acidic finish. — a month ago

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.
— 2 months ago

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The Wolftrap Syrah Blend 2019

Jammy nose or raspberry and blackberry. On the palate, more jam, but there's a lot more here. Nutmeg, white pepper, tomato plant, tobacco, bacon, and leather. Quite a pleasing expression held together with that Viognier. Medium-bodied with some light tannin and a lingering pepper note on the finish with the pepper. For me, this is an ideal wine to pair with dinner sausages. I almost want to "forget" a box of this in the cellar for a couple of years to see where this goes. Amazing when you can do this with a cheapie wine. — 12 days ago


Reserve Pinot Noir 2017

Bright exotic fruity cranberry tea. A new world version of savigny les beaune. This will be amazing in 10-15yr. — 2 months ago

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The Chocolate Block Cinsault Blend

Exactly what you hope for in a consistently good blend. — 8 months ago

Chamonix Winery

Reserve Pinot Noir 2016

Nice mellow ruby colour with floral nose and raspberries and strawberries on palate
Good acidity and fruit balance with lovely aftertaste
Another excellent Pinot Noir from South Africa
— 2 months ago


Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Full bodied and fantastic. — 2 months ago