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Rhebokskloof The MGS 2015

Served this with rump and picanha steak. The steak had a beautiful dry rub that was augmented with bits of crumbled cement that got knocked off the ceiling of the braai, while I was flipping the steaks. The wine also just got that little bit more rarer thanks to my first born knocking his mum’s […]

La Motte Shiraz Viognier 2010

In the 1990s English cricket revolved around all-rounders that were average at bowling and average at batting. Unsurprisingly the sum of their parts was average, albeit that they were average at more things than some of their single-discipline teammates. A lot of blends share these characteristics. This however, does not. Jacques Kallis blend. 

Babylon’s Peak Shiraz Carignan 2014

I have very little experience with Carignan. I struggle not to read it as “Cardigan” and I think it’s a French grape, beyond that I’m clueless. Fortunately I have extensive experience with Shiraz so I’m halfway qualified to comment on this (which is about 49% more than usual). Would’ve benefitted with some more aging, but […]

Saronsberg Full Circle 2008

Just like my wife, this wine is way too good for me (and I probably don’t understand it as well I’d like). So instead of irreverent write-ups, here’s the stats: Decanter Gold 2011, SA Top 100 Wine, Veritas 2010 Gold, Gold Medal Michealangelo 2010. 83% Shiraz, 8% Grenache, 5% Mouvedre, 4% Viognier.