Tamboerskloof Syrah, 2007

Tamboerskloof Syrah, 2007
This is the second time I’ve tried this wine; the first being a ‘kloof’ taste-off (details here). Even though in a tasting environment you get a certain measure of a wine, I do always wonder what it would really taste like once I get it home & sit down with it and drink it at ...

Alheit, Cartology Bushvines, 2011

Alheit, Cartology Bushvines, 2011
This was a wine of the week on JancisRobinson.com last October where the description of the winemakers and their philosophy caught my attention. Unfortunately I let the boys on Wine Chat in on it too, so after splitting half a case with them I ended up with just two bottles. Damn! Last Saturday, after gorging ...

Keermont Terrasse, 2011

Keermont Terrasse, 2011
Rich thick & oily, full bodied lychees, with a slight bitter kick on the finish. So, exactly like lychees then!! If this is a blend based on Chenin Blanc, then it’s the richest Chenin I’ve ever had! Maybe that’s down to the 40 year old vines? Or maybe it’s the blend of Chardonnay, Viognier – ...

La Vierge Jezebelle Chardonnay, 2010

La Vierge Jezebelle Chardonnay, 2010
Striking. That’s all I really need to say about this wine, and I’m not just talking about the label… From the first smell that literally makes you take a step backwards it’s so full of flavour, to the same flavoursome pleasure when you come to drink it. Striking just sums it up perfectly. It’s not ...

Boekenhoutskloof Syrah, 2003

Boekenhoutskloof Syrah, 2003
Tasting this against another ‘kloof’, the Tamboerskloof Syrah on another Friday Swim Tasting was maybe a little poetic, if also a little pointless as the wines were so similar with almost nothing, except vintage and maybe cost to separate them. I say maybe as this was Evan’s contribution which he brought back directly from South ...

Tamboerskloof Syrah, 2007

Tamboerskloof Syrah, 2007
These Friday night Swim Tasting’s are getting harder and harder to comment on, not only are wines so similar but this one went on until 3:30am… try to remember the wine and write anything sane even a day after that! This tasting was between two South African ‘Kloofs’ (which I think in this context translates ...

Columella, 2004

Columella, 2004
I was wary about this wine possibly being a little austere as it is only just coming into its drinking window, so I made sure it had as long a decant as possible (2hrs) before rebottling and taking to Allan’s for our post swim tasting. Clean and complete, medium bodied, refreshing and delicious. Share this:FacebookTwitter

Du Toitskloof Rawsonville Cabernet Merlot, 2012

Du Toitskloof Rawsonville Cabernet Merlot, 2012
This was bought to compare against Evan’s Cimarosa, and, I have to admit out of curiosity for the juice carton packaging!! It stood up well, (it was Claire’s Favourite wine of the night!!) although a little lighter and less well developed. I’d even go as far to say decent wine! Waitrose £4.24 Share this:FacebookTwitter
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