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« on: November 02, 2016, 12:50:47 PM »
My favourite Red wine is Nederburg Baronne and Edelrood, as well as Zonnebloem Pinotage! :dop:

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Re: Wine
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 01:09:32 PM »
Cabernet Franc?

Some of the red blending styles, like Bordeaux for instance?  No Cap Classiques?


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Re: Wine
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016, 01:17:44 PM »
We've got some nice Portuguese cultivars in SA as well. Check out Vivino, this list should be much longer!

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Re: Wine
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016, 01:26:38 PM »
I was looking for Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot to make up a 5-way Bordeaux blend ... which happens to be my favourite style of wine.
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Re: Wine
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2016, 02:33:53 PM »
Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Sauvignon Blanc - Delicious
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Re: Wine
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2016, 02:52:10 PM »
Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Sauvignon Blanc - Delicious

Urgh - Durbanville Hills, over rated, over sold, excessively acidic.

Pop in to De Grendel down the road and sample their Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc, hell have their Shiraz to, and their Pinot Noir (the Chardonnay isn't to shitty either...)  ;D

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Re: Wine
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2016, 03:07:10 PM »
Urgh - Durbanville Hills, over rated, over sold, excessively acidic.

Pop in to De Grendel down the road and sample their Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc, hell have their Shiraz to, and their Pinot Noir (the Chardonnay isn't to shitty either...)  ;D

Been there, it is good, I agree
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Re: Wine
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2016, 03:18:39 PM »
I'm a red wine guy, prefer Pinotage.
Beyerskloof is a very good middle of the road Pinotage as well as Spier.
Hidden Valley makes a great one but slightly more expensive.

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Re: Wine
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2016, 03:25:15 PM »
I'm a red wine guy, prefer Pinotage.
Beyerskloof is a very good middle of the road Pinotage as well as Spier.
Hidden Valley makes a great one but slightly more expensive.

 Drifter, I agree. Beyerskloof is overall an excellent wine brand!
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Re: Wine
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2016, 03:40:43 PM »
I'm a red wine guy, prefer Pinotage.
Beyerskloof is a very good middle of the road Pinotage as well as Spier.
Hidden Valley makes a great one but slightly more expensive.

Yup - Beyers Truter used to be the wine maker at Kanonkop, says a thing or two about the mans ability with a Pinotage grape...  ;)

The lower end of the Beyerskloof brand rides on his name a bit in my opinion, a little further up the range does get epic!

Meant to add:  Hidden Valley make some great blends, reds are really pretty good. Hidden Gem, Hidden Secret etc.. I think?

Something like that anyway

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Re: Wine
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2016, 08:16:44 PM »
We are heading to Hidden Valley for our year end function which includes wine tasting so looking forward to that. Quite a fan from wines in that region. If you like Merlot the one from Dombeya is quite worth a try. Pinotage wise there are a couple of very underrated ones in the Robertson valley like from Le Roux & Fourie, but I mostly like the one from Kanonkop.

My favourite wine is perhaps the Whole Berry Cab from Springfield Estate. Also like the wines from the Waterkloof estate, especially the white wines and same for Paul Cluver as well. Another local winery that I like quite a bit is Flagstone which is in Paardevlei. They have a terrific blend in the Dragon Tree. There are also some fantastic wines coming from the Hermanus region which to me seems to be one of the up and coming areas in SA that hasn't been quite discovered yet. Raka which is a bit further up the road from Stanford is also a favourite.
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Re: Wine
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2016, 09:10:06 PM »
The only wine I've ever enjoyed was a Jordan Chardonnay that tasted like butterscotch and apples.  It actually did but with the dryness of chardonnay.  Can't drink red wine at all.  Beer or the occasional chilled vodka with bread or pickles (dried fish unavailable over here for the purpose).
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Re: Wine
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2016, 08:51:55 AM »
The only wine I've ever enjoyed was a Jordan Chardonnay that tasted like butterscotch and apples.  It actually did but with the dryness of chardonnay.  Can't drink red wine at all.  Beer or the occasional chilled vodka with bread or pickles (dried fish unavailable over here for the purpose).

There  are many Chardonnay's made in that style, check out Cape Chamonix (the older vintages more along that line) and Uva Mira.

Both the upper end of the market, but excellent.  Those butterscotch notes you're after, are not quite as popular as they were a few years ago, but I also quite like it, makes for a richer fuller wine.

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Re: Wine
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2016, 09:17:23 AM »
The Glenwood Chardonnay was also very interesting and butterscotch like.

Jordan is also on my list, but the Chameleon blend I tried from them wasn't particularly good.

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Re: Wine
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2016, 02:33:19 PM »
I should add that this was back in about 2004/5 I think it was a 2003.
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