Tag Archives: Darling

At under R50 and on a winning streak, Alexanderfontein Old Block Sauvignon deserves big thumbs-up this summer

•  Gold Medal at 2014 Michelangelo Awards, SA •  Gold Medal at 2014 Veritas Awards, SA •  Gold Medal at 2014 Decanter Awards, UK •  Winner at 2013 Top 10 Competition, SA •  Signature variety of the district of Darling ALEXANDERFONTEIN’S Chip off the Old Block Sauvignon Blanc from the Ormonde Private Cellar is a mouthful alright… One of several

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Sensational Sauvignon, but can you tell where it’s from?

WHAT APPEALS most about the Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run is how it affects the senses. Kinda obvious, right?! Over the past 10 years this has become one of South Africa’s Sauvignon Blanc benchmarks, one of the three most consistent top performers in this category together with Steenberg Reserve and Cederberg – no fewer than eight highly rated vintages in succession, including the 2012 released a few

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Best Riesling – unusual delights from top Cape cellars

IT SEEMS LIKE only yesterday that you could count the number of South Africa’s good Rieslings on a few fingers and that the labels of these wines were so much more confusing than they are today. Shame on the producers – including Theuniskraal and Van Loveren – who persist in calling wines what they’re not, namely ‘Cape Riesling’ instead of

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Very best value SA sparkling wines under R100 in 2012

CAP CLASSIQUE sparkling wines highly recommended this year by one or more of the expert tasting panels around the world AND which cost less than R100 a bottle – with prices given ex-cellar, or approximate retail if the cellar is closed to the public. Fantastic for those festive season parties. BOSCHENDAL Le Grand Pavillon Brut Rosé NV – R99 DARLING CELLARS Blanc de

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