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Chamonix Pinot Noir Reserve 2012

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 […]

Chamonix Rouge 2012

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 […]

Chamonix Rouge 2011

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 […]

Chamonix Chardonnay Reserve 2012

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.