Paarl, Coastal Region

Jam Jar

Sweet Shiraz 2021

This is a South African wine. Berries and chocolate flavors. In Arizona celebrating my nephew’s graduation - May 2023 — 7 days ago

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Mulderbosch

Faithful Hound Merlot Blend 2020

Smoky, dry, berries. A little funk that I love — 24 days ago

Kanonkop Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

My first bottle of the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (100%) from Kanonkop. My prior experience from this estate is limited, but memorable, having enjoyed the 2015 of the same wine a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.

What of the 2017, then? This wine is pungent from the get-go, with very Stellenbosch-like aromas of incredibly pure fruit; a medley of kirsch, cassis, blackberry compote, strawberry and melted chocolate. There are pleasing notes of vanilla and sandalwood but no overbearing presence of oak (50% new, 50% 2nd fill). The palate is rich, pure, precise and an exemplary display of Cape Cabernet, with cool black and blue fruit and probably much more that didn’t make it to this tasting note which seems to have cut off here..! A sign of enjoyment, I’m sure. Delighted to have a case of this.
— 2 months ago

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Kanonkop Estate

Simonsberg Stellenbosch Pinotage 2020

Vintage 2020 | I smelled olive, melkchocolade, cherry. Still a purple rim. Frivolous and vibrant, gains interest with aeration. — 8 days ago

Tom, Paul and 6 others liked this

Boekenhoutskloof

Sémillon 2020

Very young, mineral driven and slightly reductive. Fruit, floral, and maybe a kiss of honey show some varietal characteristics that will open up with further aging. Rich, interesting wine. Paired with mustard crusted Springbok. — 2 months ago

Meerlust

Rubicon Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

Medium ruby color.
Aromas of black fruit, tomato leaf,
Dry. Flavors of tomato leaf, black fruit, black olive, clove. Savory. Rich, velvety tannins.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 4/5
Balance: 5/5
Finish: 4/5
— 3 months ago

MAN Family Wines

Free-Run Steen Coastal Region Chenin Blanc

TJ
9.0

Very good, especially at the price point. — 3 months ago

Ken Forrester

Reserve Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2021

More robust than most CBs. Notes of pear and dried apricot with some vanilla and honey. — 25 days ago

Trixie liked this

Sadie Family

Palladius Swartland White Blend 2020

Aroma includes lots of fruits and flowers. Mid + body. Citrus, Melon, pineapple, nuts. Acidic, dry. @3400, domaine, 230506 — a month ago

Klein Constantia

Vin de Constance Natural Sweet Muscat à Petits Grains 2018

Light straw colour . Explosive on the nose , orange flowers , crystallised peel , Jasmin , ginger . Pretty sweet but with great refreshing acidity . Orange , ginger , honey . Very long but really refined and elegant . Vibrant , needs time . Another 5 years then will drink well for a further 10 at least . At Cheers Irish Pub , Jaraguá do Sul , SC , Brazil — 2 months ago

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