Paarl, Coastal Region

Wildeberg

terroirs Paarl Chenin Blanc 2019

Doubtless my value white wine of the year to date is this impressive old vine Chenin from Wildeberg, from vines planted in 1977 as the label attests.

The nose is replete with scents of orange marmalade, honey, honeydew melon, baked apple, candied apricot; gorgeous aromas.

The palate is medium bodied, oily with great depth and mouthwatering acidity, featuring flavours of salted butter and orange pith. Great elegance through the palate, and good acidity. This drinks very well now, but will no doubt age well too. Really, really compelling stuff.
— 5 days ago

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Delaire (Laurence Graff Wines)

Summercourt Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2019

Jan A
9.3

Sulphur, matchstick, shells and minerals. Excellent value. No need to cellar further this is ready to go — 2 days ago

Ivor, Tom and 10 others liked this

Oude Libertas (Stellenbosch Farmers Wineries)

Selected Pinotage 1972

Jeremy Shanker
9.5

My mind is absolutely blown by the freshness of this ‘72 Pinotage. Drinks like great old Cali Zin— — 3 days ago

Alex, Matt and 11 others liked this
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Wow. 1972 South Africa would be equivalent to 1960 or 1950 California or Spain. Who was making quality wine back then? Wow
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Bosman Family Vineyards

Optenhorst Chenin Blanc 2017

Pronounced nose: tropical fruit (banana, mango), honey, vanilla, oak
Medium acidity
Medium alcohol
Long finish
Balance
Complexity medium
Sligro €17 excl
— 9 days ago

Post House

Penny Black Red Blend 2015

Vintage 2015 | Multi blend from Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Chenin Blanc. Lovely effort! I gave the wine 4 hours in decanter and afterwards it had a velvety taste. Good concentration, berries in smell. Paired with Côte de Boeuf from the grill, morels and sweet potato. The only point that I don’t like is high alcohol. With the food the wine gets a nice impression of chocolate and cacao. — 9 days ago

Daniel, Andrew and 17 others liked this
romo

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You really like these multi-blends, @Peter van den Besselaar I’ve yet to find one that resonates with me.

Stark-Condé

Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Pure dark fruit in the nose, classic Cabernet blend nose while there is also a little amount of Malbec and Petit Verdot. Souplesse ontheven mouth, easy drinking because it’s already so approachable. Clean and elegant Cabernet. 88% CS, 10% PV, 4% CF, 2% Malbec — 15 days ago

Martijn, Peter and 1 other liked this

The Foundry

Grenache Blanc 2019

A great experience trying this revered South African Grenache Blanc from The Foundry. There’s chamomile, lemon, stone, white peach, marzipan, gorgeous ripe juicy limey acidity, which all smells very Rhône-y. Very elegant on the palate, full bodied with an almost oily texture, juicy acidity and lovely breadth. Somehow this seemed even more intense on the second night. Excellent stuff. Capacity to age? Not sure as it’s so good now, but willing to try... — 5 days ago

Josh liked this

Ernie Els

Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

With a nose of dried black currants,
this SA Cab has layers of pomegranate, fig, black olive, tobacco, cacao. The heavy body of this wine is awakened and lifter by the orange zest acidity.
The lingering tannins structure is firm and gripping. Ripe and ready to drink.
— a day ago

Daniel P., Tom and 3 others liked this

Vilafonté

Seriously Old Dirt Merlot Blend 2017

Seriously delicious Bordeaux blend from Paarl District, within the Western Cape and Coastal Region, of South Africa 🇿🇦 , produced by Vilafonté @vilafonte

This wine represents a blend of Malbec (37%), Merlot (36%), Cabernet Sauvignon (26%), and Cabernet Franc (1%).

👁 It is deep ruby with garnet rim variation. 👃 👄 It's fresh, plush, and ripe in its fruit expression which includes notes of blackberry, plum, dried cherries, and fig. It offers some vegetal and herbal influences such as bell pepper, freshly cut grass, wet earth; also secondary notes of vanilla, caramel, molasses, oak, sweet baking spices, and some tertiary notes of tobacco. It is dry, with medium acidity, medium(+) body, medium alcohol (13.5%), and high tannins. It has a medium(+) finish.

I'm excited about this wine and eager to further explore this producer and region of South Africa.

Cheers to wine travel!

Vilafonté, Seriously Old Dirt, Red Blend, Paarl, 2017, 13.5% ABV.
— a month ago

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Vanessa

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@Bob Bath Wow, she’s so impressive and her story is incredibly inspiring! I enjoyed reading about her background; thank you for the call out 🙏
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@Vanessa love South African wine!
Vanessa

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@Sharon B I don’t have a lot of experience with South African wines, but the wines I’ve tried, I’ve loved 🥰. There’s so much more to explore!

Neethlingshof

Stellenbosch Pinotage 2018

What a surprisingly tasty wine at 15.99. Bought for Jennie’s wine class. — 7 days ago

Tom, Dawn and 13 others liked this
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@Jason and Jennie what wait wine class - tell more my friend
Jason and Jennie

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@Mike R her work (gallo) is paying for her Certified Specialist of Wine exam and class. Wish i had time to do the same.