South Africa Wines Tasting

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2014/4/19

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Table Mountain Chenin Blanc 2012

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Table Mountain Chenin Blanc 2012
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Lemon, pineapple, light apple, stony and metal mineral (a bit similar to Riesling), and floral note. Medium+ acidity, medium- length. A good easy to drink wine.

SY Rating: 15.5/20
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Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Sauvignon Blanc 2013
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Medium+ nose. Green bean soup, passion fruit, peach, mango, guava, light cream. High acidity, rounded mouthfeel (2 weeks sur lie after fermentation). Fruity style (low temperature fermentation 11~14 degree, and 4 hours skin contact maceration in advance), more rounded than New Zealand Sauvignon, not so green note as Chile.

— Christian Eedes Sauvignon Blanc Report 2013 Top 20 (vintage 2012, on Oct. 2013)

SY Rating: 18/20
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Plaisir de Merle Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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Plaisir de Merle Sauvignon Blanc 2013
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Plaisir de Merle invite Margaux wine making team to check their wine making process annually.
Similar to Sancere style, but the nose and palate is not strong enough. Lemon, stony, fresh grass.

SY Rating: 16.5/20
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Fleur du Cap Sauvignon Blanc Unfiltered 2013 Limited Release

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Fleur du Cap Sauvignon Blanc Unfiltered 2013
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Fleur du Cap does not have their own vineyards. Although grapes are from contract growers, the quality of Fleur du Cap is still good.

Pronounced nose, guava, passion fruit, asparagus, fig, floral, and perfume. High acidity (but a bit lower than Durbanville Hills and Palaisir de Merle), long length. Very similar to Kim Crawford.

SY Rating: 18.5/20
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Fleur du Cap Chardonnay Unfiltered 2013

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Fleur du Cap Chardonnay Unfiltered 2013
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Pronounced nose, oak, butter, vanilla, peach, orange, and a bit of acacia. High acidity, lingering length. Very typical oaked chardonnay. Using old barrel (2 and 3 times) for 8 months aging, and battonage every 2 weeks.

— Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report 2013 Top 10 (vintage 2012, on Oct. 2013)

SY Rating: 18/20
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Fleur du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Bergkelder Selection

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Fleur du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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Black cherry, black currant, BBQ note, tobacco, smoke, green pepper, light eucalyptus, and notes of cream, yeast, and butter (third/fourth old barrel for 4 months, no malolactic fermentation). Medium length, kind of easy-to-drink style, the palate is a bit lighter than the nose.

SY Rating: 16/20
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Fleur du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered 2010

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Fleur du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered 2010
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Black berry, black currant, more fruity nose than “filtered” Fleur du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon 2011. Black pepper, eucalyptus leaves, light sugarcane note, vanilla, cream, oak. Medium+ tannin, medium+ acidity, long length.

SY Rating: 18/20
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Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Pinotage 2011

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Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Pinotage 2011
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Cigar, vanilla, yogurt, hazelnut, black berry, black cherry, coffee, caramelized steak nose (BBQ), chocolate, wood. High acidity, long length with espresso and licorice ending.

SY Rating: 18.5/20
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