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Coenie Snyman Cape Winemakers Guild CWG Auction Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Greg Ballington
9.1

@Delectable Wine this is the 2013 Silverthorn Wines Cape Winemakers Guild Big Dog IV Méthode Cap Classique.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Second wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and last sparkling wine. This is a sparkling wine (Methode Cap Classique) made by John Loubser from the Western Cape. Made up of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay as well as aged on the lees for 51 months before 9 more months in bottle and prior to disgorgement. Only 73 cases produced and only 42 being auctioned in 2018.

Light greenish yellow in appearance with tiny bubbles. Mute on the nose with a bit of lemon, light sweet spices, kiwi and limestone. Moderate acidity (7/10) and rich palate. Creamy mouthfeel with layers of spices, green apples, citrus fruits, white flowers and mouth watering minerality. Long and lingering finish.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R4,410.00 ($51.94 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R6,200.00 ($73.02 a bottle) and lowest bid was R3,000.00 ($35.33 a bottle).

#silverthornwines #mcc #methodecapclassique #southafrica #cwgauction #sparkling
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Glen Carlou

Zinfandel 2015

Greg Ballington
9.3

@Delectable Wine this is the 2015 Rijk’s Cape Winemakers Guild Pinotage.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Thirty-fifth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and the twenty-third red wine. This is made up of 100% Pinotage by Pierre Wahl with fruit from Tulbagh. Aged for 22 months in a mix of new and second fill French oak barrels. Only 60 cases produced with 40 being auctioned in 2018.

Dark purplish ruby red. Some classic Pinotage notes on the nose with some smoky and savory elements, dark berries, purple flowers and slightly burnt rubber. Medium plus tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Big palate full of blackberries, black cherries, cedar and baking spices. Long and lingering palate with great mouthfeel. Drink till 2030.

$$$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R9,670.00 ($113.75 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R12,600.00 ($148.21 a bottle) and lowest bid was R7,800.00 ($91.75 a bottle).

#rijk #pinotage #tulbagh #southafrica #cwgauction #redwine
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Rust en Vrede

Coenie Snyman Cape Winemakers Guild CWG Auction Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Greg Ballington
9.2



Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Seventeenth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and the sixth red wine. This is made up of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 5% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot by Coenie Snyman from the Stellenbosch region. Aged for a total of twenty-two months prior to bottling. Only 53 cases of 750 ml produced with 36 being auctioned in 2018. Additionally there were 13 cases of magnums with 10 being auctioned in 2018.

Dark and deep garnet with with a little bit of ruby in the core. Lovely nose with layers of vanilla, cinnamon, cedar, earth and black currants. Medium plus tannins (7/10) and full bodied. A bit of wood and earth on the palate with some chalky gravel, black currants and cassis. Long and lingering dry finish. Drink till 2030.

$$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R6,778.00 ($79.78 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R7,600.00 ($89.40 a bottle) and lowest bid was R6,400.00 ($75.28 a bottle).

#rustenvrede #cabernetsauvignon #shiraz #stellenbosch #southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #redwine
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Cape Winemakers Guild

Graham Beck Cuvée 105 ‘MGA’ Zero Dosage Pinot Noir Chardonnay Cap Classique 2009

Greg Ballington
8.8

@Delectable Wine this is the 2009 Graham Beck Cape Winemakers Guild Cuvée 105 ‘MGA’ Zero Dosage Pinot Noir Chardonnay Cap Classique. Yup that’s a mouthful.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

First wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild. This is a sparkling wine (Methode Cap Classique) made by Pieter Ferreira from the Western Cape. Made up of 51% Pinot Noir and 49% Chardonnay as well as aged on the lees for 105 months prior to disgorgement. Only 45 cases produced with 30 being auctioned in 2018.

Medium yellow in appearance with moderate liveliness. A bit stinky in the nose with some animal nuances, baked yeast, dirty cellar and a bit of minerality. Moderate acidity (6/10) with a light plus to medium body. A little tart on the palate with some Granny Smith apples and white gravel. Long finish. Drink till 2023.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R4,253.00 ($50.09 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R5,200.00 ($61.24 a bottle) and lowest bid was R3,600.00 ($42.40 a bottle).

#grahambeck #mcc #methodecapclassique #southafrica #cwgauction
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Cape Winemakers Guild

Nicky Versfeld Mia Sémillon 2017

Greg Ballington
8.8

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Nicky Versfeld Cape Winemakers Guild Mia Sémillon.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Fourth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and second still white wine. This is made up of 100% Semillon by Nicky Versfeld from Darling. Aged for eight months on the lees prior to bottling. Only 130 cases produced and only 50 being auctioned in 2018.

Light to medium greenish yellow. Perfumed nose with notes of wax, almonds and a little citrus. Medium acidity (6/10) and light plus to medium bodied. Fresh attack on the palate with some stone and citrus fruits. A bit of a waxy medium plus finish. Drink till 2021.

$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R2,116.00 ($24.92 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R3,600.00 ($42.40 a bottle) and lowest bid was R1,500.00 ($17.67 a bottle).

#nickyversfeld #semillon #darling #southafrica #cwgauction #whitewine
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Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Cape Winemakers Guild Sophia Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Greg Ballington
9.0

@Delectable Wine this is the 2015 Jordan Cape Winemakers Guild Sophia.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Twentieth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and the ninth red wine. This is made up of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot by Gary Jordan from the Stellenbosch region. Aged for a total of 24 months in 85% new French oak barrels prior to bottling. Only 69 cases produced with 44 being auctioned in 2018.

Dark garnet red with a touch of ruby. A bit dirty on the nose with leather, baking spices and dark cherries. Needs a bit of time to open up on the nose. Medium plus tannins (7/10) and medium plus body. Gritty on the palate with some earthiness, cinnamon and dark berries. Long finish. Drink till 2028.

$$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R6,086.00 ($71.59 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R6,600.00 ($77.63 a bottle) and lowest bid was R5,800.00 ($68.22 a bottle).

#jordan #sophia #cabernetsauvignon #merlot #stellenbosch #southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #redwine
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Cape Winemakers Guild

Bartho Eksteen Vloekskoot Wooded Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Greg Ballington
8.6

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Bartho Eksteen Cape Winemakers Guild Vloekskoot Sauvignon Blanc - Wooded.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Third wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild. This is made of 100% Sauvignon Blanc by Bartho Eksteen from the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Aged on the lees for 11 months. Only 57 cases produced and only 40 being auctioned in 2018.

Light greenish yellow in appearance. Very interesting with onion grass exploding out of the glass followed up by some light herbs and lime. Medium acidity (6/10) and light plus to medium body. Similar flavors on the palate with a slightly creamy medium finish. Drink till 2021.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R3,250.00 ($38.28 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R4,200.00 ($49.46 a bottle) and lowest bid was R2,600.00 ($30.62 a bottle).

#barthoeksteen #sauvignonblanc #hemelenaarde #southafrica #cwgauction #whitewine
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Glen Carlou

Cape Winemakers Guild Zinfandel 2017

Greg Ballington
8.9

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 DeMorgenzon Cape Winemakers Guild Roussanne.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Fifth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and third still white wine. This is made up of 100% Roussanne by Carl van der Merwe from Stellenbosch. Aged for 12 months on the lees prior to bottling. Only 70 cases produced with 50 being auctioned in 2018.

Light greenish yellow in appearance. Rich nose with lovely floral characteristics, followed up by citrus rind, tropical fruits and some spices. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and light plus to medium bodied. A bit buttery in texture with notes of herbs, citrus fruits and some flowers. Long finish. Drink till 2026.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R3,712.00 ($43.72 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R4,600.00 ($54.17 a bottle) and lowest bid was R3,600.00 ($42.40 a bottle).

#demorgenzon #roussanne #stellenbosch #southafrica #cwgauction #whitewine #cwg
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Cape Winemakers Guild

Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Auction Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot 2015

Greg Ballington
8.7

@Delectable Wine this is the 2015 Groot Constantia Cape Winemakers Guild Gouverneurs Auction Reserve.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Twenty-first wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and the tenth red wine. This is made up of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot by Boela Gerber from Constantia. Aged for a total of 18 months in 85% new French oak prior to blending and bottling. Only 100 cases produced with 40 being auctioned in 2018.

September 28, 2018
Deep garnet red. Quite chalky on the nose with a lot of greenery and a touch of dark berries. Solid acidity with medium tannins (6/10) and medium bodied. A bit of dried fruit on the palate with some gravel and bell peppers. Medium to medium plus finish. Needs time to beef up and develop. Drink from 2020 till 2028.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R4,560.00 ($53.64 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R7,200.00 ($84.69 a bottle) and lowest bid was R4,000.00 ($47.05 a bottle).

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Cape Winemakers Guild (Louis Strydom)

Ernie Els CWG Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Greg Ballington
9.1

@Delectable Wine this is the 2015 Ernie Els Cape Winemakers Guild.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Sixteenth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and the fifth red wine. This is made up of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz and 10% Cinsault by Louis Strydom from the Stellenbosch region. Aged for a total of eighteen months prior to blending and bottling. Only 200 cases produced with 60 being auctioned in 2018 and 60 auctioned in 2017.

Medium to deep ruby red in appearance. Coated with dark spices and berries on the nose with a touch of gravel at the back end. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus bodied. A bit savory on the front of the palate with herbs, spices and some dried cherries. Dry and long finish. Still a very young wine that needs some age to develop. Drink till 2032.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R3,957.00 ($46.54 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R5,800.00 ($68.22 a bottle) and lowest bid was R3,400.00 ($39.99 a bottle). (91+)

#ernieels #cabernetsauvignon #shiraz #stellenbosch #southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #redwine
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