The Edinburgh Wine Club 

 South Africa Revisited

21 July, 2016



Wine

Grapes

Region

Supplier

Price

Comments


Ranking 1-3 and Best Value

Villiera

Methode Cap Classique

2010

12%

Chardonnay

Stellenbosch

South Africa

Marks & Spencer

12.00


9.00 buy 6

Fresh and dry with fine mousse. Rounded fruity finish with hints of peach and buttered toast. Biscuity.

Best Value

Stellenrust

2014

13.5%

Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc

Stellenbosch

South Africa

sawinesonline.co.uk

17.49

50 year old vines, single vineyard. Hints of avocado, lime, butter. Good length. 9 months on lees in oak.

Best White

Buitenverwachting

HusseyÕs Vlei

2015

13.5%

Sauvignon Blanc

Constantia

South Africa

sawinesonline.co.uk

12.49

Pale lemon colour. Green pepper, gooseberry, greengage, grassy notes which carry through to the palate. Delicate sauvignon blanc.


De Wetshof

Bateleur

2012

13.5%

Chardonnay

Robertson

South Africa

sawinesonline.co.uk

25.49

Citrus, pear drop and nuttiness. Grapefruit and oily on palate. Can mature in bottle for many years.

2nd= 10pts

Steenberg


2012

14%

Semillon

Constantia

South Africa

sawinesonline.co.uk

21.49

Gold/green hue. Tropical fruit on the nose. Peach, apricot, cr¸me brulee, lemon meringue on palate. Tangerine aftertaste. Great structure and length.


Moreson

Mata Mata

2010

14%

Merlot 38%

Cabernet Franc 34%

Cabernet Sauvignon 18%

Petit Verdot 10%

Franschhoek Valley

South Africa

sawinesonline.co.uk

18.49

Elegantly balanced. Red fruit on nose carries through to palate. Lingering mouth feel. 24 months in French oak. Will mature for further 10 years.

2nd= 10 pts

Chamonix

Troika Reserve

2013

14.5%

Cabernet Franc 40%

Cabernet Sauvignon 38%

Petit Verdot 12%

Merlot 10%

Franschhoek Valley

South Africa

sawinesonline.co.uk

18.99

Ruby, mulberry colour. Vanilla, ripe cherries, blackberries, cinnamon on nose. Full, round, smooth on palate. Impressive young but will peak in 10-15 years.


Kaapzicht

Steytler Vision

2012

14%


Cabernet Sauvignon 50%

Pinotage 35%

Merlot 15%



Stellenbosch

South Africa




sawinesonline.co.uk




27.99





Complex wine. Cassis and black berries with vanilla and spice from the oak. Plum, fig, sour cherries on the palate. 3 cultivars aged in oak separately, then blended.


1st 29 pts





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