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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
— 16 days 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
— 16 days ago

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Château du Clos Sainte-Anne

Famille Courselle White Bordeaux Blend 2017

Citrusy notes w/a tarty finish. Paired great with salmon sushi. #whitewine #summerdrink #laithwaites — 2 months ago

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
— 16 days ago

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De Grendel

Koetshuis Sémillon 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
— 16 days ago

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Cape Winemakers Guild (David Nieuwoudt)

Cederberg Teen Die Hoog Shiraz 2017

Greg Ballington
9.1

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Mullineux Cape Winemakers Guild ‘The Gris’ Sémillon Old Vines.

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

Sixth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and fourth still white wine. This is made up of 100% Semillon Gris by Andrea Mullineux from 58 year old vines located in Paardeberg in Swartland. Aged for twelve months on the lees in neutral oak prior to bottling. Only 47 cases produced with 28 being auctioned in 2018.

Light greenish yellow in appearance. Lovely nose with layers of vanilla, white blossoms and some sweet spices. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and medium to medium plus body. Well rounded and rich on the palate with some creaminess and tropical fruits. Long finish. Drink till 2028.

$$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R5,657.00 ($66.62 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R6,000.00 ($70.66 a bottle) and lowest bid was R5,000.00 ($58.88 a bottle).

#mullineux #semillon #paardeberg
#Swartland #southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #whitewine
— 19 days ago

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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
#cwg
— 16 days ago

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Cape Winemakers Guild

Paul Cluver Wines The Wagon Trail Chardonnay 2017

Greg Ballington
9.0

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Paul Cluver Wines Cape Winemakers Guild The Wagon Trail 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).

Ninth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and seventh still white wine. This is made up of 100% Chardonnay by Andries Burger from Elgin. Fruit was 100% wild fermented in 33% new French oak and on the lees for nine months. Only 70 cases produced with 40 being auctioned in 2018.

Light to medium greenish yellow in appearance. Interesting nose with stone and citrus fruits, some creaminess, spices and a touch of oak. Not as much oak influence as some of the other Chardonnays this tasting. Medium plus acidity (7/10) and a bit sharp with a light plus body. Palate likes to linger with layers of peaches, lemons, green apples and some white gravel. Long finish. Drink till 2025.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R4,910.00 ($57.82 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R5,400.00 ($63.60 a bottle) and lowest bid was R4,600.00 ($54.17 a bottle)

#paulcluver #chardonnay #elgin
#southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #whitewine
— 16 days ago

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Kosta Browne

One Sixteen Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2015

Kosta Browne "One Sixteen" Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2015


A floral, rich but refined chardonnay from Kosta Browne. Soft and inviting. Medium weight.


花の香り、濃厚でありながら上品さを兼ね備えたKosta Browneのシャルドネ。柔らかくそそられる口当たり。


#wine #whitewine #napavalley #kostabrowe #onesixteen #chardonnay #californiawine #2015 #california #russianriver #russianrivervalley #agingpotential #ワイン #カリフォルニアワイン #白ワイン #シャルドネ #コスタブラウン #ロシアンリバーヴァレー
— a month ago

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