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Graham Beck

Premier Cuvee Brut Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2012

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

Very fine mousse. Aromas of a partial #barrelfermented base wine and lees, vanilla, cream and pastries. On the palate it has surprising citrus and stone fruit and a touch of elderflower. #southafricanwine #capeclassics — 2 years ago

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Morgenster

Red Blend 2010

Greg Ballington
9.3

Sample from #CapeClassics.
Medium ruby red. Layered nose with high intensity not watered down. Definite South African Funk starting off a little stinky, gamey, chalky and ended with some light vegetal notes. Solid cherries carried throughout. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) with not much fruit. Full bodied with balanced acidity. Very Bordelaise like withdark red cherries, some savory elements, earthy characteristics like iron and minerality. Very dry and long finish. Beautiful Bordeaux blend from South Africa. Drink till 2024.
— 3 years ago

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Sounds awesome!

Domaine Chainier

Clos du Gaimont Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2015

Acidity not ripping but pretty damn THERE. I'm confused by others calling this sweet....I get no RS, it's delicately floral and mineral, even a hint chalky, green apple,...for under $20 it's a steal. #capeclassics thanks Sean C. — 3 years ago

Kanonkop Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Greg Ballington
9.1

Sample from #CapeClassics.
Medium to deep ruby red. Very interesting nose, a lot more savory with some dirty and musky notes. A little gamey/iron too with smoked herbs. Very light spices with a bit of dark berries on the back end. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) with dark characteristics throughout the palate. Some dark red berries, some greenery and a little savory. Medium plus bodied with strong and tangy acidity. Long dry finish. This definitely needs more time to fully develop. Drink till 2017 till 2027.
— 3 years ago

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Indaba

Western Cape Chenin Blanc 2014

Easy drinking., balanced and delicious. A Rockstar every day drinking alternative white....at the Africa kiosk at Epcot F&W fest! #indaba #capeclassics — 4 years ago

François Lurton

Les Hauts de Janeil' Syrah Grenache 2015

Greg Ballington
8.7

Sample from #CapeClassics.
Medium ruby red with a dark core. Elegant nose with lots of perfumed notes like rose petals, and lavender. Over a half hour or so it started to open up with some savory herbs and soft red cherries. Low tannins (4/10) with balanced acidity. Very soft and elegant on the palate as well with more red cherries and slight tanginess before the finish. Day two the finish got a little metallic. Light body and dry medium finish. Very drinkable Syrah-based blend, not very complex but not flat either. Solid value for only $12.99. Drink till 2018.
— 3 years ago

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@Greg Ballington Awesome toes as always Bud!
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Notes not Toes! Lol

De Toren

Fusion V Stellenbosch Red Blend 2013

Greg Ballington
9.3

Sample from #CapeClassics.
Deep ruby red with high intensity. Nose was slightly dirty to start with a little barnyard or wet hay funk (good South African funk, don't be scared). This aired out to some classic chalkiness with tobacco, light bell peppers and a little charred note at the end. Moderate tannins (7/10) with a medium plus body. This was very tight and softer than expected when we opened it, but started to sing after a few hours in the glass. Very well integrated, no sharp or harsh edges. Layered palate with some red cherries and savory notes on the front end. With the air time came a few more notes of black berries and raspberries, some dried berries too. Also seemed to have a few rustic characteristics. Beautiful wine with a dry and lingering finish. Definitely one of the great wines out of South Africa. Give it some good air time and let it get to just below room temperature before enjoying. Drink till 2028.
— 3 years ago

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@TheSkip like they say camera adds 10 lbs hahaha
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Same for you @Ron R not sure about your interest in SA wines
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@Greg Ballington, I like SA juice, especially their pinots. Hamilton Russell is my go-to.