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Re: Wine
« Reply #195 on: September 19, 2020, 01:42:14 AM »
Maybe the unique tranquility that only the West Coast brings, or just the fresh Sea Breeze, but I really enjoyed this Merlot from Kleine Zaltze.

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Re: Wine
« Reply #196 on: September 19, 2020, 07:29:16 PM »
Maybe the unique tranquility that only the West Coast brings, or just the fresh Sea Breeze, but I really enjoyed this Merlot from Kleine Zaltze.

Soft and easy drinking


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 :thumbs:, they do make a very nice Chenin Blanc as well
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Re: Wine
« Reply #197 on: September 19, 2020, 08:26:17 PM »
This is from Hartenberg's "budget" range.  Nice Cab Franc in the finish

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Re: Wine
« Reply #198 on: September 26, 2020, 08:12:38 PM »
Full bodied, mostly Shiraz

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Re: Wine
« Reply #199 on: November 19, 2020, 11:11:32 AM »
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Re: Wine
« Reply #200 on: November 19, 2020, 06:00:28 PM »
^ 'Strue - nice spot, lovely wines...  :cleansound:
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Re: Wine
« Reply #201 on: November 21, 2020, 09:33:49 PM »
This was a fascinating wine that I was surprised to really enjoy.

How about that for a blend....?


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Re: Wine
« Reply #202 on: November 21, 2020, 09:43:42 PM »
This was a fascinating wine that I was surprised to really enjoy.

How about that for a blend....?


Interesting indeed....who is the winemaker??

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Re: Wine
« Reply #203 on: November 21, 2020, 10:15:15 PM »
Interesting indeed....who is the winemaker??

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These were my notes, if of interest

ď Very strong ripe dark fruit on the nose, almost bordering on juicy. Strong cherry notes underneath with a hint of vanilla.

More vanilla and and some strawberry on the palate with a nice tannin structure.

Finish is gentle and pleasantly dry, fruity notes linger nicely.Ē

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Re: Wine
« Reply #204 on: November 28, 2020, 08:22:24 PM »
If Cinsault is your thing (I can take it or leave it if Iím honest) then this wine from Duncan Savage is a must try...


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Re: Wine
« Reply #205 on: November 30, 2020, 10:43:30 AM »
Jasper Wickens

These were my notes, if of interest

ď Very strong ripe dark fruit on the nose, almost bordering on juicy. Strong cherry notes underneath with a hint of vanilla.

More vanilla and and some strawberry on the palate with a nice tannin structure.

Finish is gentle and pleasantly dry, fruity notes linger nicely.Ē

This wine just received 5* in the 2021 Edition of the Platter guide. His Chenin Blanc and Shiraz are also excellent.

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Re: Wine
« Reply #206 on: December 01, 2020, 09:55:12 AM »
This wine just received 5* in the 2021 Edition of the Platter guide. His Chenin Blanc and Shiraz are also excellent.

You're absolutely right, I procured a mixed case of Platter 5 * wines.   I'm pretty skeptical of what the Platter guide has been doing in recent years, and was interested in what I would experience.


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Re: Wine
« Reply #207 on: January 28, 2021, 09:40:48 PM »
Best Viognier wine I have tasted is De Grendel
Good second best is Excelsior, but haven't seen this at any bottle stores and Robertson is a long way off



@chrisc  - I went hunting for this post, as Iíve just revisited this wine for the first in some time. 

It was excellent value for money, I really enjoyed it.

Looking through the thread I realize how many different wines Iíve had in recent times and havenít posted.

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Re: Wine
« Reply #208 on: April 22, 2021, 03:09:55 PM »
Terrific bargain at Mooiberge Wine Shop on the R44 between Somerset West and Stellenbosch

Unlabelled KWV Chardonnay 2019.  R30 per single bottle, R300 for a case of 12.   95% as good as DeGrendel Chardonnay which is 9 times the price. 

If you go in there, you are almost overwhelmed with the varieties they stock.   The KWV is in a wire basket, you just point to it and the assistant collects it, telling me their store is full to the ceiling
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Re: Wine
« Reply #209 on: April 22, 2021, 03:20:03 PM »
Any recommendations on a really good Shiraz???
Although I've always looked for a great Pinotage, my tastes have change, enjoying Shiraz.

I notice a lot of CT replies. Where are all the wine drinkers from JHB???