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Unwooded Chardonnay now commonplace in South Africa with increasing number of leading cellars stepping up to the plate

MANY WINE lovers can remember when not that long ago most of the big-name Chardonnays from the top white wine cellars in South Africa (and elsewhere) smacked of oak. Heavily wooded Chardonnay became a turn-off, and an increasing number of both casual as well as serious wine consumers preferred wines that hadn’t seen the inside of a barrel when it comes

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CLASSIFIED SHOPPING LIST: prices of the top SA Merlots with the best track records over the past 10 years

ALL OF THE South African wines below are included in the latest SA Merlot Classification, with those having the very best track records highlighted and the listing limited to wines whose accolades include very good reviews in 2013/14. Prices are for the latest releases/vintages to be rated – rands per standard 750ml bottle and ex-cellar in most instances (approximate retail prices if

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CLASSIFIED SHOPPING LIST: prices of the top SA Sauvignons with the best track records over the past 10 years

ALL OF THE South African wines below are included in the latest SA Sauvignon Blanc Classification, with those having the very best track records highlighted and the listing limited to wines whose accolades include very good reviews in 2013/14. Prices are for the latest releases/vintages to be rated – rands per standard 750ml bottle and ex-cellar in most instances (approximate retail

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