My wife and I used to go to the Stellenbosch wine and cheese festival religiously. One year we ended up with a bottle of Deetlefs Pinotage in the selection we found at home when we woke up the morning afterwards. We loved it then, still love it now and drop by the wine farm whenever […]
Chilled this ready to drink with my Sunday roast chicken but not too confident it’s going to last long enough to go with dinner. Going perfectly with a warm sunny autumn day. Light and delicate but with enough bite to ensure you don’t just drink it and forget about it.
I think I’m getting spoilt now I’ve hit the sweet spot of my collection because I’m not getting my hair blown back by this beautifully aged wine. It’s absolutely fine, but lacks the pizzazz I’d expect from a nicely aged drop. Saying that, I remember my Dad loving this so different strokes for different folks.
More medals than Zinedine Zidane, and far less likely to headbutt you if you ask after its sister. This bottle was purchased during happier times and the taste is as good as the memories.
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.
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 […]
One of my favourite South African Pinot Noirs. Smells like the southern peninsula sea air, tastes smoother than an Olympia Cafe coffee but with a bit of the southern rough that you want in a Pinot Noir.
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 […]
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, […]