Steenberg Semillon 2017

Another day of lockdown, another bottle from the collection drunk before its prime. Although this tasted pretty amazing so either it’s hit it’s peak already, or it’s good enough for my basic tastes. We’ll never know. Here’s to making it through this madness.

Lanzerac Syrah 2015

One of those wines that tastes pretty awesome when you take the first sip, and after a mouthful of dinner and a second sip, blows your hair back. For best results, drink in front of the TV with your family after a shitty day.

Sumaridge Pinotage 2015

The lockdown inflicted burn through my wine collection continues with this big fruity Pinotage. The list of wine farms I’m heading to on my 5 year pilgrimage when lockdown ends just increased by 1. Can’t say I remember drinking much Pinotage when we drank our way through the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, which makes this even more […]

Gabriëlskloof Syrah on Shale 2015

The classic “calling it Syrah instead of Shiraz” / wax sealed cork combo that makes your bank manager wince. Fortunately my memories of the going to the wine farm involve an awesome wedding and getting slowly smashed with my parents so my scorched wallet is long forgotten. This is also a damn good wine.

Simonsig Chenin Avec Chêne 2016

I have happy memories of drinking large quantities of this in the sun with family and good friends so it’s guaranteed to make me smile, but it’s that good that it doesn’t need the help. Smells like the sea (in a wholesome way rather than dead fish and sewage) went perfectly with my perfectly braaied […]

Saronsberg Viognier 2017

Saronsberg are known for their Shiraz, but they don’t half make a mean Viognier as well. Doesn’t have the floral smell that the Lourensford Viognier brings, but with the benefit of a bit of aging, this wine is mellow and fun to be around. I was going to say “like me”, but I’m temporarily drinking […]

Diemersdal Private Collection 2015

Bordeaux style blend utilising all five grapes, which if certain members of my family paid more attention to my drunken ramblings, they’d have been able to name in the family Zoom quiz. Softer than my head after my covid-19 haircut and unlike receiving WhatsApp messages telling me what my kids school work is for Monday, […]