Category Archives: Tasting Notes

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 →

Tasting Notes: Scali 4 June 2014

Wine & Vintage Tasting Notes Extra notes Scali Wines Tania & Willie de Waal Family farm in Paarl, Swartland – Southern Paardeberg region. Started 1999 with wine making again after 50 years. Vineyards were supplying to co-ops. 2004 left co-ops, starting in garagist style. Now producing about 15 000 bottles[…] Read More →

Tasting Notes: Vinicurious 28 May 2014

Wine & Vintage Tasting Notes Extra notes Argentinian & Chilean wines from Vinicurious Brett Crystal Vina Falernia Pedro Ximinez 2012 Elqui Valley, Chile R105 Low: 15 High: 16 Ave: 15.5 Pale yellow, very clear. Fruity nose, some floral with minerally background. Clean dry wine with good acidity. Easy drinking wine,[…] Read More →

Tasting Notes: Cabernet Sauvignon 23 April 2014

Wine & Vintage Tasting Notes Extra notes South African Cabernets Christopher Cosgrove Random selection of SA cabernets, looking for region and vintage differences in Cabernet Sauvignon Dalla Cia Classico 2011 R99 Cool area and youthful. Constantia 2011/2012 Low: 14 High: 17 Ave: 15.5 Ruby, almost purple. Blackcurrant and some khakibos,[…] Read More →