Zonnebloem Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2017

This is a very sound sauvignon blanc from Stellenbosch in South Africa. It is less clarion like than a Marlborough wine, but distinctively sauvignon blanc with its aroma of grass and green capsicum. The palate is full bodied, the acidity high and razor like and there is no oak. Ready to drink now. Rating: Good.Continue reading “Zonnebloem Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2017”

Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc South Africa 2019

South African wine producers appear to be having a hard time of it at the moment with heavy covid-19 restrictions, based on wine media and industry webinars made available by the Institute of Masters of Wine here. Chenin blanc is a South African white wine paradigm and this wine from Badenhorst in Swartland is aContinue reading “Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc South Africa 2019”

Mount Abora Koggelbos Swartland South Africa Chenin Blanc 2014

This is a very savoury chenin blanc from Mount Abora in South Africa.  It opens to tertiary aromas of toast, earth and lemons.  The palate has racy acidity and is quite a complex rendition of chenin blanc, and South African chenin blanc, in particular.  This is a deliciously complex wine that will suit current drinking.Continue reading “Mount Abora Koggelbos Swartland South Africa Chenin Blanc 2014”

Kanonkop Estate Wine Pinotage 2014

Pinotage is a South African speciality, and this wine’s a serious version of it from Simonsberg within Stellenbosch.  A deep intensity purple in colour, the 2014 pinotage opens to aromatics of tobacco, earth, redcurrant, sweet cherries and cedar.  The palate has light tannins, a full body and very good length on the finish. Overall, thisContinue reading “Kanonkop Estate Wine Pinotage 2014”