Month: May 2014

Heemskerk, Coal River Chardonnay 2012 Review

Heemskerk, Coal River Chardonnay 2012

If the ball-tearing, over-oaked, overdone and texturally repugnant malolactic style of Chardonnay bring a smile to your face and a tittle to your taste buds, then the Heemskerk Coal River Chardonnay 2012 is not the wine for you. But if you’re the discerning type of sophisticated white wine drinker who prefers the more refined and…
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Diemersfontein, Pinotage 2012 Review

Diemersfontein, Pinotage 2012

I have to admit to being somewhat of a novice when it comes to South African wines, but having discovered the Diemersfontein Pinotage 2012, I’d be happy to become a more regular oenological tourist to their viticultural shores. The Pinotage grape is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault and has become somewhat of a…
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PHI, Lusatia Park Pinot Noir 2011 Review

PHI, Lusatia Pinot Noir 2011

Having a bottle of the PHI Lusatia Park Pinot Noir 2011 fall into my hands courtesy of winning a bet with a mate (thanks Bloodlines), it was always going to have a certain sweetness on the palate. But who could have guessed that such a highly perfumed nose could have carried such rose petal prettiness…
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