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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.

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 […]

Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2013

This wine is beautiful. The wine farm is one of the most scenic I’ve been to, and there’s some strong competition in that regard around these parts. However, the wine farm has more art than you’ll see outside of a gallery, a dedicated diamond store, and the restaurant made us feel like tramps for skipping […]

Gabriëlskloof Swartrivier Shiraz 2013

The first time I went to Gabriëlskloof it was for an awesome wedding. The second time it resulted in an extended tasting followed by an even more extended boozy lunch. Safe to say the wine makes me as happy as the memories. This is beautiful.