Winning combination of Semillon’s dry mouth and none of the reach-for-the-gaviscon acidity that some Sauv Blanc offers. Great food wine.
Pinot Noir is a bit of an Emperor’s New Clothes thing for me. You try one that people rave about and feel that you should join in the hype, but the feeling that a naked man is about to jump out is always there. Or maybe that’s just me? Either way, I was slightly underwhelm […]
My friend’s Dad has done well for himself. He’s fairly wealthy and pays for everything with his platinum card. He keeps a sizable wedge of high denomination bank notes in his wallet for cash-only occasions. His wallet doesn’t have a pocket for small change. If you’re fortunate enough to sit on his sofa just after […]
Fantastic Chardonnay, one of the best I’ve had this year. Better balance than a tightrope walker, smoother than an Olympic swimmer’s chest and more likely to be put in my fridge than either of the above.
Chamonix is known for its amazing white wines. They also do a fine Pinot Noit, but this Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cab blend is almost a throwaway item. If memory serves, it was a paltry R50 a bottle and yet its perfectly weighted, soft tannins, holds its own with food, but equally happy on its […]
Typical oaky chardonnay smell but a surprising amount of acidity to taste making for a welcome change to the typically over-oaked South African chardonnays. If you’re a chardonnay lover and you’re in Franschoek, I’d recommend the La Motte, but this would be a close second.
Smells like vanilla, tastes soft, well balanced and not too oaky (the exact opposite of Mike Tyson, although I’m not 100% on the vanilla and oak).