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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
— a year ago

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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
— a year ago

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Cape Winemakers Guild

Waterford Estate ‘1988 Kept Aside’ Chardonnay 2017

Greg Ballington
9.1

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Waterford Estate Cape Winemakers Guild ‘1988 Kept Aside’ Chardonnay.

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

Eighth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and sixth still white wine. This is made up of 100% Chardonnay by Kevin Arnold from Stellenbosch. Aged for a total of eleven months on the lees with no malolactic fermentation. Only 50 cases produced with 36 being auctioned in 2018. Sadly this was Kevin's last year as a member of the Guild as he has decided to retire.

Light greenish yellow in appearance, seeming insanely young. Creamy nose with some light butter, green tree fruits, and some citrus zest. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and medium plus bodied. Rich and creamy mouthfeel with some light butterscotch, overripe green apples, peaches and minerality on the back end. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2024.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R3,422.00 ($40.30 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R4,200.00 ($49.46 a bottle) and lowest bid was R3,000.00 ($35.33 a bottle).

#waterfordestate #chardonnay #stellenbosch
#southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #whitewine
— a year ago

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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
— a year ago

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Cape Winemakers Guild

Vriesenhof Vineyards Swanesang Pinot Noir 2015

Greg Ballington
9.0

@Delectable Wine this is the 2015 Vriesenhof Vineyards Cape Winemakers Guild Swanesang Pinot Noir.

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

Twelfth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and the first red wine. This is made up of 100% Pinot Noir by Jan Coetzee from Stellenbosch. Aged for a total of twelve months prior to bottling. Only 47 cases produced with 36 being auctioned in 2018. Sadly this was Jan's last year as a member of the Guild as he has decided to retire.

Light to medium mix of garnet and ruby red in appearance. A touch stinky on the attack of the nose with some animal nuances, followed up by purple flowers and cherries. Medium plus acidity (7/10) and light plus to medium bodied. Layered palate with black cherries, leather, spices, touch of earth and some darker characteristics in the long finish. Drink till 2026.

$$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction and only sold as magnums. Average bid at auction was R4,565.00 ($107.39 a magnum) a case. Highest bid was R6,600.00 ($155.27 a magnum) and lowest bid was R3,600.00 ($84.69 a magnum).

#vriesenhof #pinotnoir #stellenbosch #southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #redwine
— a year ago

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Anwilka

Cabernet-Shiraz Blend 2005

What a difference a few years makes. Full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon\Shiraz blend. Deep and dark ruby color, luscious dark fruits, fresh green herbs, tobacco and leather on the palate. Medium finish, complexity and length. Excellent for an aged red blend from South Africa! #stellenbosch #southafrica @anwilkacellar — a year ago

Fleur du Cap

Coastal Region Cabernet Sauvignon 1978

MICHAEL COOPER
9.2

Still completely alive. #1978 #stellenbosch #fleurducap #southafricanwine #cabernertsauvignon and obviously some #pinotage peel out burnt tires and coffee and ash. Good fruit. Well balanced. Long finish. A gem. — 2 years ago

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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
— a year ago

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Cape Winemakers Guild

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Chardonnay 2017

Greg Ballington
8.8

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Delaire Graff Estate Cape Winemakers Guild Banghoek Chardonnay.

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

Eleventh wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and last still white wine. This is made up of 100% Chardonnay by Morné Vrey from a single vineyard in the Banghoek region of Stellenbosch. Aged for a total of eleven months in second fill barrels prior to bottling. Only 76 cases produced with 50 being auctioned in 2018.

Light greenish yellow. Elegant nose with flowers and citrus zest, followed up by some lemon curd and a little buttery. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and light plus to medium bodied. Crisp and clean with some zangy citrus fruits and a touch of creaminess. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2022.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R2,768.00 ($32.60 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R3,200.00 ($37.69 a bottle) and lowest bid was R2,600.00 ($30.62 a bottle).

#delairegraff #chardonnay #banghoek #stellenbosch #southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #whitewine
— a year ago

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Cape Winemakers Guild

Raats Family Wines The Fountain Block Terroir Specific Chenin Blanc 2017

Greg Ballington
8.7

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Raats Family Wines Cape Winemakers Guild The Fountain Block Terroir Specific Chenin Blanc.

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

Seventh wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and fifth still white wine. This is made up of 100% Chenin Blanc by Bruwer Raats from Stellenbosch. Aged for a total of eleven months with separate aging for nine months. The first half in new oak French oak and the rest in stainless steel. Only 61 cases produced with 46 being auctioned in 2018.

Light to medium greenish yellow in appearance. A bit mute on the nose with some floral and spiced notes. Medium acidity (7/10) and light plus bodied. Good amount of minerals and lemon zest with a nice mouthfeel. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2025.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R3,235.00 ($38.10 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R3,400.00 ($40.04 a bottle) and lowest bid was R3,000.00 ($35.33 a bottle).

#raats #cheninblanc #stellenbosch
#southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #whitewine
— a year ago

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