Paarl, Coastal Region

Nederburg

Paarl Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Served going to a bunch of experienced palates. Was getting quite a few old Napa Cab guesses, some that were thinking it could have been either Australian Shirazzie or Washington Syrah. Shay mentioned it was likely a warmer climate, so he got that. I completely understand pretty much all of those guesses is this one seemed to have a little bit of a roasted black fruit, clove, barbecue kind of character to it. With salted kettle chips it definitely brought the barbecue and grilled character out. This wine still had plenty of depth and a lot of character displaying a surprising amount of pepper on the finish. In their youth, these have an insane amount of tannin despite being rather on the medium-bodied side, and I really was not experiencing that here. Much improved, smoother, tannins have fully integrated. Optimal time to consume this was probably three or four years ago but in my opinion it was doing quite well today. — 20 days ago

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Perhaps, the best region In Stellenbosch.
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Playing the blind wine game with Mark is always dangerous...with one of the most eclectic cellars, you never know what will be opened! Definitely agree with the roasted black fruits notes, as well as old fig and herbs de Provence as the main profile of this wine. The barbecue notes really came through with food. The fruit seemed to be from a warm climate with the slightly stewed notes as well as the staining of the tears on the glass. I felt fairly comfortable calling this a mid-‘80s Napa cab blend...very intriguing bottle, and while not a stunner, it showed better than I would have thought!
9.0

De Grendel

Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2015

Cedar wood, ash, iron, iodine, blood, balsamic oil, flinty smoke, crushed dry stones, purple flowers, tart red cherry, dried herbs, elevated acid, medium plus tannins, long finish. 13 months in old French oak barrels. Inland high elevation sites. — 7 days ago

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Viñedo de los Vientos

Estival Atlàntida White Blend

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

Being the #winemaker at #vinosdelviento I feel a kindred spirit to this winery. A very interesting #uruguaywine #uruguay — 5 days ago

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MAN Vintners

Tormentoso Old Vine Cinsault

Tart Cherry. No oak....delicious. Herbs on nose — 2 days ago

Perdeberg Winery

The Dry Land Collection Courageous Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2018

Nice light colour, distinguished, complex, earthy, fine acids, great wine. — 14 days ago

La Motte

Millennium Merlot Blend 2017

Very nice and smooth. Definitely one of the best blends I’ve had in a while — 18 days ago

Mitre's Edge Winery & Vineyard

Malbec 2017

Dry and full bodied, like my ex boyfriend who was a good looking model but an absolute bore to speak to. Would go back but wouldn’t stay. — 13 days ago

The Blacksmith Wines

Barebones Paarl Cinsault 2017

Juicy begins with herbal/floral undertones — 2 days ago

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines

Passant Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2016

High intensity on the nose even higher on the palate, medium minus acid, full body 14% abv, 30% new French oak, 18 months in barrel, steep slope with deep granite soils. Sea salt, sweet baking spices, just ripe yellow apricot, apple, lime, canned peach, mushroom, and cream. Long finish. — 8 days ago

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Villiera

Tradition Methode Cap Classique Brut Champagne Blend

Some age on the nose. Also the palate. Quite good. A bit of rs had blind and guessed champagne. — 5 days ago

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