Stellenbosch, Coastal Region

Kanonkop Estate

Simonsberg Stellenbosch Pinotage 2020

Vintage 2020 | I smelled olive, melkchocolade, cherry. Still a purple rim. Frivolous and vibrant, gains interest with aeration. — 13 days ago

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Sémillon 2019

It,s different. You can taste the fruit — 2 days ago

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

MAN Family Wines

Free-Run Steen Coastal Region Chenin Blanc


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

Klein Constantia

Vin de Constance Natural Sweet Muscat à Petits Grains 2017

This is “will never forget the first time I tried it” level. Definitely greatest wine I’ve ever tasted in its category, possibly best sweet wine. Starts much paler than I expected, light gold. Nose is a journey, surprises with freshness, liveliness though with the highest concentration imaginable. White peach, white nectarine, lychee, rose water, intense white florals, an after-rain sense of freshness. On the palate yet another surprise: so much minerality (!!!) that the intensity gets carried by bright, almost riesling-like acidity and the insane amount of sugar is so well balanced that it’s barely noticeable until the crazy long finish. What a ride!!! — a day ago


Faithful Hound Merlot Blend 2020

Smoky, dry, berries. A little funk that I love — a month ago


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

Jam Jar

Sweet Shiraz 2021

This is a South African wine. Berries and chocolate flavors. In Arizona celebrating my nephew’s graduation - May 2023 — 12 days ago

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Ken Forrester

Reserve Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2021

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

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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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