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Beau Joubert Chardonnay South Africa 2009

Beau Joubert, Chardonnay, WO Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2009 Barrel fermented and matured, varietal chardonnay, screw cap closure, 14% abv, Gauntleys, bin end £5 (£10) WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity lemon, showing tears Nose: clean on the … Continue reading

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Raats Chenin blanc South Africa 2011

Raats, Old Vine Chenin blanc, WO Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2011 Varietal chenin blanc, screw cap closure, 13.5% abv, Vinology, £14. WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, pale intensity gold, showing tears. Nose: clean on the nose, medium intensity, … Continue reading

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John X Merriman Rustenberg 2012

John X Merriman, Rustenberg, WO Simonsberg Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2012 A Bordeaux blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot and malbec.  Aged in cask for 20 months, screw cap closure, 14% abv, DBM Wines, £15 WSET style tasting … Continue reading

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Rustenberg, John X Merriman, 2008

Rustenberg, John X Merriman, 2008, W.O. Stellenbosch – Simonsberg Mountain, South Africa. A SW France type blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit  verdot, cabernet franc and malbec; natural cork closure, 14.5% abv. Cooden Cellars, about £13. Soils – decomposed granite. Vinification … Continue reading

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Rustenberg, R M Nicholson, 2009

Rustenberg, R M Nicholson, 2009, Stellenbosch – Simonsberg Mountain, South Africa. A SW France type blend of 50% cabernet sauvignon, 40% shiraz, 5% petit verdot, 3% cabernet franc and 2% malbec; screw cap closure, 14.5% abv. SA Wines Online, about … Continue reading

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Stark-Conde, Cabernet sauvignon, 2008

Stark-Conde, Cabernet sauvignon  2004, Stellenbosch, South Africa. A Bordeaux-type blend of 86% cabernet sauvignon, 6% merlot, 6% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot, natural cork closure, 14.5% abv. SA Wines Online, about £15. Soils – decomposed granitic. Vinification – open-topped … Continue reading

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Jordan Estate, Cabernet sauvignon, 2008

Jordan Estate, Cabernet sauvignon, 2008, Stellenbosch, South Africa 100% cabernet sauvignon; screw cap closure, 14% abv. SA Wines Online, about £13 Nineteen months in new and pre-used French oak. WSET style tasting note Appearance – deep intensity ruby, showing tears. … Continue reading

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