Wellington, Coastal Region

Rustenberg

Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2017

Color of light yellow, almost like egg white. Nose of roasted nuts, a bit mineral and spice, marginal fruit note, but a bit flowering note. Taste of roasted almonds again, drizzled with some zest, some pineapple, a touch of sweetness, savory spice, and a touch of mineral. Aftertaste has good acidity, reminder of warmth, refreshing and light. Easy to drink with above average flavors. — 12 days ago

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Sadie Family

Mev. Kirsten Chenin Blanc 2017

Stone fruits, peach, bit of almond, long lingering acidity. Beautiful wine, but misses the wow factor &nose I find to be in some of the other 'old vine series' (kokerboom). Will try again in 3 years — 17 days ago

Peter, Dick and 1 other liked this

DeMorgenzon

DMZ Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2017

This is a pretty, restrained Chardonnay that I can dig. Lemon curd, tart stone fruit, and a subtle and integrated spice and nuttiness announce themselves on the nose. Much of the same is there on the palate with a touch more tart pineapple and stoniness. Get into it. — 3 days ago

Graham Beck

The Game Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015

It surprised me. It’s got a tropical herbaceous thing. Like the tropical cocktail with just enough herb garnish to cut through whatever juice is in it. And bone dry. Do I have a metaphor for this...let’s see it is a movie that’s starts as a chick flick and then has a deep message but then still has a happy slightly cliché ending, and you’re okay with it. It’s the 13 Going on 30 of Chenins. Hop on hop in like the bunny on the bottle. — 13 days ago

"Odedi", David and 16 others liked this

Ernie Els

Proprietor's Blend 2014

A blend of 60% Cab Sauv, 20% Shiraz, 5% Merlot, 5% Cab Franc, 5% Malbec & 5% Petit Verdot. Aromas of rich berry fruits and sweet floral scents. On the palate blackberry and cherry flavors with oak, cacao and pepper spice. Fine tannins, savory, good balance, lingering ending with fruit and spice notes. — 14 hours ago

Alex liked this

Buitenverwachting

Bayten Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Pale lemon with green highland. Mix of old world and new world styles. A bit earthy without the overpowering herbal quality found in Marlborough wines. This one skirts the border between our world and New. Crisp acidity with grapefruit, elderflower, passion fruit and chalky salinity. Tart acidity on a medium finish. — 7 days ago

Sadie Family

Soldaat Grenache 2013

Pure, beautiful and understated Grenache. ‘Twas served blind and all guesses ranged in the Pinot-Gamay camp. Lovely stuff - 2013 — 2 days ago

Aaron, Mark and 8 others liked this

A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines

Secateurs Swartland Chenin Blanc

Part two of my S African samples of Chenin tasting. Damn. They all have this herb-mineral-underlying-current-of-serious that underlies a tropical nature. I don’t get the honey of the Loire which is good as the acid is lower but I do get...a complexity I’ve yet to wrap my brain around but am happy to keep trying. — 13 days ago

"Odedi", David and 20 others liked this

Warwick Estate

Old Bush Vines Pinotage 2005

Greg Ballington
9.0

Medium ruby red with a touch of garnet. Nice complexity on the nose with blueberries, leather, and anise. Medium tannins (5.5/10) and medium to medium plus body. Mix of blueberries, blackberries, leather and mixed spices. Well integrated and medium plus finish. Drink till 2019. — 3 months ago

Clive, David and 9 others liked this

Stellenrust

Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2017

Rich, golden, with a creamy layered texture and bright acidity + a spicy finish. Smoky with pineapples, lemons and honey. Some butterscotch too. Impeccably balanced, elegant, with a long finish and utterly delicious. One of my favorite ZA whites! — 4 days ago