Tag: Pinot Noir
Harry Haddon of 2oceansvibe.com has hailed Winery of Good Hope’s Pinot Noir as ‘the best damned Pinot in the country for under R150′. According to Haddon, ‘There is plenty of tangy berry fruit – raspberries and strawberries – with Pinot Noir’s characteristic mushroom forest floor aroma…elegantly structured, with fine tannins, a long mineral finish.’ At [...]
With a cooler ripening season and lower than average rainfall, the 2012 vintage provided conditions for optimal ripeness and excellent purity of fruit. The first of this highly anticipated vintage to hit the market is the Crystallum Peter Max Pinot Noir. And it’s an absolute humdinger! This is the first vintage containing 100% Hemel-en-Aarde (Ridge [...]
Tessa and Roland sit down on the couch again to taste some wine. This week Roland brings an Aussie Shiraz with a French touch, and Tessa tastes the new vintage of Crystallum Pinot Noir and has a little trouble with numbers.
The third in our series of Wine Cellar workshops where we taste a lineup of what we consider the top wines in a category, blind, in order to find an eventual winner. See the other tasting results here. Each wine is decanted into one of the other bottles, so each taster knows the lineup but [...]
This week’s wine of the week features a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with a South African connection, and an Elgin Pinot Noir that platter shows a lot of love. Roland and Tessa give their thoughts on the wines. If either of these wines tickle your fancy mail either Roland or Tessa to place your order.