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This week’s pick is a bold, textured white blend which was recently awarded 91 points by Decanter…
Wine Cellar’s 11th Bordeaux en-primeur campaign was a moderate success; the weak Rand negated any price reductions from the similar quality 2011 vintage. There are, however, very highly rated wines that are the best priced vintage in the market, making for some excellent buying opportunities. View a list of our recommendations here but remember that [...]
Wine Advocate contributor Neal Martin has published a definitive and entertaining guide to Pomerol – a major Bordeaux commune whose understated and, at times, shabby estates form a counterpoint to the grand châteaux of neighbouring appellations. Having risen to prominence as recently as the 20th century, the region is home to superstars such as Petrus [...]
Decanter has selected 12 leading white blends from SA that ‘rival the best from Bordeaux, the Rhone and beyond’. Alheit Vineyards Cartology 2011 is among their top picks (having been awarded 19/20), along with Mullineux White 2011 (18.5/20), Lammershoek Roulette Blanc 2010 (18/20) and Adi Badenhorst’s Funky White NV (17.5/20). Visit Decanter.com for the full list of wines. As [...]
International critics are raising their glasses to a new generation of South African winemakers who are boosting the reputation of the country’s wines. At Germany’s Prowein 2013, which was held in Dusseldorf last week, Tim Atkin MW hosted a Top 10 South African tasting. He praised young winemakers such as Chris and Suzaan Alheit (Alheit [...]
This year, Wine Cellar’s Roland Peens was once again invited to join a panel of judges to select wines for the annual Nederburg Auction. Working alongside international critics and columnists such as Jamie Goode, Roland tasted close to 150 wines blind. In the video below, he talks to Wine.co.za about his overall impressions. The 39th [...]
British wine journalist Jamie Goode visited Reyneke last week during a brief trip to the Cape. “Reyneke was one of my best experiences in Stellenbosch,” he writes, “and this was on a trip filled with good visits.” “There’s a sense of energy at Reyneke, and this is now being transmitted to the wines.” The critic [...]
Roland gears up for the Swartland Revolution by racing Rhone winemaker Maxime Graillot of Domaine Alain Graillot and Domaine des Lises. Between laps, they give us their thoughts on Mount Abora Koggelbos Chenin 2011 and Antebellum Chenin Blanc 2011. To buy any Mount Abora wines, email Roland@winecellar.co.za.
Roland speaks to key winemakers about the highly anticipated – and much hyped in wine circles – 2009 vintage, and the wines that they have produced. Is this the greatest vintage ever? These are the wines you need to buy! Email Tessa@winecellar.co.za or see the list of featured wines here!
Yves Cuilleron, the brilliant Rhone winemaker, was in South Africa for a bit, and Wine Cellar organised a dinner at Harald Bresselschmidt’s Auslese venu. We got to taste through the much lauded 2010 vintage as well as some classy older vintages.