Apart from the momentous releases from Alheit, Mullineux and Porseleinberg, we haven’t been this impressed with a new release in a decade. Previously the winemaker at Boekenhoutskloof, Jean Smit is now in partnership with…

Last year, we highlighted the 2016 vintage of this stellar TSW Syrah and, when tasted blind in the inaugural Winemag Shiraz Report, the 2017 achieved an impressive 94 points. It came in just behind the over-all…

Auguste Clape, one of the ambassadors of Cornas, left us yesterday at the age of 93. Critics and connoisseurs alike all agree that he was one of the greatest pioneers…

Beguiling – an overused term describing wines with radically deep and hauntingly complex flavours. No other word better describes the 1st edition of the non-vintage Sijnn Free Reign however. I was rendered speechless when…

‘Keermont Vineyard is one of the leading lights of Stellenbosch,’ remarked Neal Martin in his last SA report and promised ‘exciting times…ahead’. We could not agree more. Every time we…

The 2014 Porseleinberg was the highest rated red wine in this year’s Wine Advocate South Africa Report, along with the 2014 Columella. The challenging wet vintage produced a softer, earlier…