|Region:||South Africa » Stellenbosch|
Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, in the heart of South Africa's most famous wine region Stellenbosch, our vineyards are commonly referred to as the Home of Chenin Blanc and other premium award-winning wines. Over the years we've created a special brand of hospitality reflected in the list of wines which have been poured at numerous grand events including the opening of the Scottish Parliament and the 85th birthday of our own icon, previous President Nelson Mandela. Our range of top quality wines has received massive national and international acclaim with literally hundreds of awards and accolades over the last 16 years and are broadly available in well-reputed restaurants and exported to 14 countries around the globe. So please do come visit and share our view on quality!– Description from hinaualan
Earthy on the nose with faint shadings of oak adding nnce and contrast to the dried apple and faintly spicy fruit that has a gentle honied cast to it. Dry, firm and austere on entry, this has real nervous energy on the palate as it opens with dried cit...
|Region:||South Africa » Stellenbosch|
One of the more interesting Merlots I've come across. A ton of weird, wacky stuff here. The 15% Cab Franc really comes across on the nose, with lots of veggies in the bouquet. There's an intriguing minty aspect across the mid-palate, and an intense, li...
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History of the grape: In 1925, Stellenbosch University Chief Horticulture Professor Abraham Izak Perold created the P...
History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...
The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...
Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...
“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
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Juicy smoky smooth. Not bad to bring to a party. Read More
I really want to like this one more, while being full of juicy tropical fruit and a medium body--like a fuller Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand-- but the alcohol is way to prominent and combines with the fruit to be a little too off-putting. Read More
Citrus flavors, lime, dry Read More
Juicy and well-focused, with mouthwatering pear, fig and apple notes... Drink now through 2013. -JM Read More
Tasted more like an oaky chardonnay, but a great one. Delicious wine!- WS Grand Tour 2011 Read More
Thanksgiving - from Jen & Brett Read More
“A [restaurant] wine list is praised and given awards for reasons that ... ... how about the ’09 Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc for $10 or the ’08 Fess parker Pinot Noir for $14. Thinking those look a little pricy too? Well consider this:“All of the wines at Black Pearl are available by the glass, which we proudly pour at 1⁄4 bottle each.”I’ll be... Read More
tart and zesty. a little metallic. Read More
This is frankly fruit on the nose but its very green fruit, all cactus leaf, sage, dried cilantro, poblano chili and green plum. This seems a touch sweet in the mouth with more of that green fruit character accented with some gooseberry, but mostly rather earthy/savory in nature. The acid is bright and well-balanced by the creamy richness of fru... Read More
I’ve got to tell you, Sauvignon Blanc is just not that good! Seriously, ... totally quaffable. 84pts2009 Ken Forrester Stellenbosch 13.5% $15This is frankly fruit on the nose but it’s very green fruit, all cactus leaf, sage, dried cilantro, poblano chili and green plum. This seems a touch sweet in the mouth with more of that green fruit charac... Read More
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