Tag: South Africa

The Curator White blend
06
Jul
2021

The Curator

Always nice when you get a recommendation for a wine that turns out to be not exactly what you thought it would be like but surprises you and that’s exactly…

Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2018
14
Sep
2020

Raats ‘Triumph Dolomite’

Big shout out for this lovely example of what Cabernet Franc is all about, from the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. The Dolomite is made by the Raats family who…

De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 208
17
Apr
2020

De Grendel Sovee 2018 revisited

Had to highlight this lovely South African Sovee, after tasting it again recently, beautifully expressive and elegant, one that will definitely be a repeat buy for me, Sauvignon Blanc at…

De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc
10
Feb
2019

Stunning South African ‘Sovee Bee’

Regular readers will know I rate wine with a simple Cork rating and back in September 2018 after a long while searching for my first 9/10 corks I tried a…

Kaapzicht Chenin Blanc
04
Aug
2018

Kaapzicht Chenin Blanc 2017 – South Africa

Every now and then you open a bottle and Wow! is the first thing that springs to mind and this is what happened when I first opened this Kaapzicht Chenin…

05
Apr
2018

Light, fruity and surprisingly drinkable Cinsault

Often used in blends and more often in Rosé Cinsault (pronounced Sanso or Sin Saw) is a wine I don’t drink a lot of and it’s also a  wine I shouldn’t…

12
Aug
2017

Graham Beck – Fabulous South African Fizz

Been spoilt with good fizz over the last few months and this Graham Beck is up there with the best I’ve tasted especially for the price. From the first sip…