Category Archives: Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes: Lourensford 14 July 2014

Wine & Vintage Tasting Notes Extra notes Lourensford Hannes Nel – Cellar master Special discount price given for orders on the night (listed here) Retail/cellar door price is between 10 – 30% higher. Owned by Christo Wiese in Somerset West. 5 – 8 degrees cooler than Stellenbosch. 130 hectares of[…] Read More →

Tasting Notes: Lemburg 8 July 2014

Wine & Vintage Tasting Notes Extra notes Lemberg Lucy Tulbach wines. Wines established in 1978, with one of the first women wine makers. Make two ranges of wines. White label – estate wine. Yellow label slightly more up market. Started with sauvignon blanc and Herslevelu. Current owners bought in 2001[…] Read More →

Tasting Notes: Zandvliet 2nd July 2014

Wine & Vintage Tasting Notes Extra notes Zandvliet Junel Vermeulen Breede River region, Robertson district. Wine farm and very successful horse racing farm. Owned by Paul & Dan de Wet. Paul is wine maker, Dan is viticulturist. Farm originally specialised in sweet, fortified Shiraz. Limestone banks are found on the[…] Read More →

Tasting Notes: Kanonkop 26 June 2014

Wine & Vintage Tasting Notes Extra notes Kanonkop Christopher Cosgrove Prices for available vintage (can order directly from the farm on the website. www.kanonkop.co.za) Stellenbosch winery, labelled as one of South Africa’s first growth. Winemakers – Beyers Truter & Abrie Beeslaar. Pinotage 1998 Low: 14 High: 18.5 Ave: 17 Ruby,[…] Read More →

Tasting Notes: Thelema Sutherland 18 June 2014

Wine & Vintage Tasting Notes Extra notes Thelema & Sutherland Karen Green Thelema – over 10 years, consistent highly rated cab sav. Farm bought 1983, by McLain family trust. Top of Helshoogte, Stellenbosch. Giles Webb & Barbara McLain established the farm with vineyards. First wines in late 1980’s. Giles –[…] Read More →