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A great way to start our South African study trip, and to finish Book 5. On the excellent wine list at Signal on the …

A gift from Anna on my 40th, which I opened midweek a couple of weeks later. Her employer’s South African wine estate. A pleasant …

A surprise finale to Richard Hemming’s JR.com Riesling blind tasting – a classically-styled Beerenauslese (albeit more fruit-forward), but from South Africa. Nicely-balanced acidity and …

Accidentally bought this instead of John X Merriman. This has a substantial Shiraz proportion, so not strictly a South African Cabernet blend. Deep ruby-garnet …

The Krug influence of Graham Beck’s winemaker is evident here again, delivering a rich, oxidative style, with barrel fermentation influence. Deep, burnished gold, with …

Another salutary lesson in blind wine tasting, this one – I thought it was an oak aged California Chardonnay, given its ripeness, malo and …

Picked-up on sale from Majestic, whilst picking up another half-dozen Viña Ardanza 2001 Rioja. Thought I’d give a top South African producer the chance …

South Africa – a wine industry that’s 320-odd years old. Or 20-odd, depending on your point of view (OK, some poetic licence taken there …

Found this whilst on a trip to Dublin, and had to get it from The Corkscrew. It turns out that the owner’s name is …

[signed by Hannes Myburgh in 2017] Had with – or rather after – wild duck on Boxing Day. Like their Chardonnay, this is dominated …