Archive | December, 2015

2 Double Gold Medals At The Veritas Awards

8 Dec

We have received 2 Double Gold medals at the Veritas Awards – for Pinotage 2009 and Pinotage 2012. Present at the awards function: Abrie Beeslaar, Cornelius Arendse, Jannie Hendriks, Angeleen Hendriks, Elsabe Ferreira (Veritas), Charles Hopkins (Veritas), Alet de Wet.

Neal Martin South African 2015 Ratings

7 Dec

2013 Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 90 Young 2011 Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 89 Young 2013 Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend 83 Early 2014 Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage 85 Early 2015 Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage Rose 87 Mature 2012 Kanonkop Paul Sauer 90 Young 2011 Kanonkop Paul Sauer 92 Young 2013 Kanonkop Pinotage 89 Young

South Africa Delivers World’s Best Winemaker of the Year

4 Dec

South Africa produced the world’s best winemaker of 2015. Abrie Beeslaar, cellarmaster at Kanonkop, South Africa’s renowned wine estate in Stellenbosch, has just been crowned as the International Winemaker of the Year during the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) gala award ceremony in London. Beeslaar also won the title in 2008. The IWSC is [...]

Kanonkop Wine Estate Ups Offering of Black Label Pinotage Due to Increased Demand

4 Dec

The sensational reception its Black Label Pinotage has received since the release of the wine’s first vintage six years ago has led to Kanonkop increasing supply to 5000 bottles of the 2014 vintage. When the first Black Label Pinotage was released in 2009 from the 2006 vintage, only 1 100 bottles were made. But according [...]

Exploring South Africa – James Molesworth

4 Dec

I taste a lot of wines every year. There are a few thousand wines I review formally for Wine Spectator, plus the countless others I taste for personal edification and delight. But few tastings are as outright fun as my annual survey of South Africa’s Cape Wine makers Guild (CWG) auction wines. Read More