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Re: Wine
« Reply #150 on: October 09, 2019, 06:54:13 PM »
Got spoiled by Robert from Clearaudio last night in Erlangen

Lekke Braai in the Rain at his home.

Some Argentinian Steak and Great Cab from Sonoma Valley

Needless to say we had more than one bottle

Full body yet lots of fruit and no Tannins.

I initially thought we were drinking Shiraz.

Quite surprise to learn that it was a Cab




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Re: Wine
« Reply #151 on: October 10, 2019, 01:22:01 PM »
Anybody ever heard of Jancis Robison or Dreyfuss Ashby or Richard Kelly? All from England.
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Re: Wine
« Reply #152 on: December 12, 2019, 05:10:33 PM »
For those interested, today is the 30% off wine special at Woolies if you buy online with card.  Despite the slightly higher prices one sometimes finds at Woolies there are some EPIC deals to be had on the higher end of the market.

Tomorrow is the “in shop” deal.

This has been a good month for wine as Black Friday was also kind to me ..... 😁

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Re: Wine
« Reply #153 on: December 12, 2019, 09:07:00 PM »
Currently sampling the 2015 Sutherland Syrah (from the Elgin valley) - by Thelema Wines and can highly recommend it. Vanilla notes and slight hints of pepper and a very smooth finish.

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Re: Wine
« Reply #154 on: December 13, 2019, 07:35:32 AM »
Currently sampling the 2015 Sutherland Syrah (from the Elgin valley) - by Thelema Wines and can highly recommend it. Vanilla notes and slight hints of pepper and a very smooth finish.

Nice - can’t go wrong with just about any 2015 vintage from SA!

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Re: Wine
« Reply #155 on: December 31, 2019, 07:23:39 PM »
Happy New Year Formites


2019/2020

The Detail is in the Preparations

The French Connection......

Taking us out of the OLD into the NEW





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Re: Wine
« Reply #156 on: December 31, 2019, 10:01:28 PM »
Very nice......Chablis and all

Is that a Tokara brandy in the background?


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Re: Wine
« Reply #157 on: December 31, 2019, 10:30:23 PM »
Very nice......Chablis and all

Is that a Tokara brandy in the background?
Yeah...Tokara Brandy. Well spotted Sire

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Re: Wine
« Reply #158 on: January 01, 2020, 03:34:14 PM »
Last night I drank this (pleasant enough Bordeaux style blend from the Constantia Valley)




And saw in the New Year with these bubbles.

Nice enough but nothing to rave about. I got it at a great price, but at normal retail price there are better options.




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Re: Wine
« Reply #159 on: March 20, 2020, 08:09:56 AM »
Heads up - Allesverloren Tinta Barroca at Makro, buy 2 bottles for R150

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Re: Wine
« Reply #160 on: April 05, 2020, 03:00:05 PM »
So things have been pretty quiet here of late, however my wine drinking has been as fun as always

This is an excellent Syrah from Rustenberg, 2015 was a great year and this is pretty easily available still.






Ok - so this might be a bit on the garagista side.  A block of grapes, behind the Olympic bakery less than 50m from the sea.

I really enjoyed this wine, it was fun and different.  Unfortunately might be a bit tricky to find.



We all know Bruwer Raats knows his way around a grape.  This is a very pleasant Chenin Blanc




The Bosman Nero is an excellent if a bit pricey wine.  An unusual varietal for SA, Nero d’Avola.

This is a big wine, rich and “noisy”, but you’ll only love this is if you’re not married to a specific style of wine.



Another more garagista style wine, the Wandering Beeste Syrah.

I enjoyed this, but it’s not a rock star. I would describe it as somewhat more savoury than most modern Syrah





As always, epic, elegant, bit of a rock star.  I love this wine, happily drink it every day.





Bit of a surprise this one, wasn’t expecting too much.  None the less it was pretty good.





I do brief tasting notes on my wines, but don’t want to bore you completely to tears though.


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Re: Wine
« Reply #161 on: April 05, 2020, 03:46:54 PM »
We have run out. :facepalm: Guess anything will do now!
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Re: Wine
« Reply #162 on: April 05, 2020, 04:12:37 PM »
We have run out. :facepalm: Guess anything will do now!

Good God man, a tragedy!

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« Reply #163 on: April 05, 2020, 04:56:56 PM »
Tragedy indeed Sire.
We thought we had bought enough to last but alas. If this lockdown is extended I fear hand sanitizer may start to look somewhat more appealing as a mix of some sort!  :o
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Re: Wine
« Reply #164 on: April 06, 2020, 04:52:10 PM »
I prefer red wine, usually Bordeaux or Cape blends.  Single cultivars I like full bodied Pinotages and Cab Francs.  Had a Raats Cab Franc not long ago that was really nice :thumbs:  Pet hate of mine is when they bring me "warm" red wine in a restaurant  :nono:


We all know Bruwer Raats knows his way around a grape.  This is a very pleasant Chenin Blanc




One of my recent favourites:



My wife prefer dry Rosé, lighter reds and Chenin Blanc (or blends) but seldom Sauvignon Blanc.  Picked these up on a special at Makro, not your typical Rosé but I like it.



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