What we tasted in September 2020

Many thanks to Andrew Hill or George Hill and Co of Loughborough for hosting a Zoom tasting of South African wines.

Details of the wines presented were:

Quando Sauvignon Blanc       

  • The vineyard and winery is owned by the descendants of the original French Bruere family that settled on this property in the 1700’s, Fanus and Martin Bruwer head up family’s wine making business six generations later. 
  • Since we started making wine in 2001 our Sauvignon Blanc has been a real crowd pleaser. It is light green in colour with exotic forthcoming frangipani flower, passionfruit and white peach on the nose. Flinty minerally notes on the pallet follow through with a crisp acidity. Delicious juicy green fruit flavours round it off elegantly.

Jordan Black Magic

  • Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making world-class wines since 1993 on a farm with a history going back over 300 years. He’s a geologist, she’s an economist – together this husband and wife team is a phenomenon. From the Jordan hillside vineyards, one has spectacular panoramic views of Table Mountain, False Bay and Stellenbosch.
  • Their focus is on producing fiercely individual wines that combine the fruity accessibility of the New World with the Classic Elegance of the Old.

False Bay Wild Bunch O V Cinsault

  • Whole Bunch Cinsault Mourvèdre is not cobbled together from off-cuts of leftover red and white wine. Nor is it over-cropped red grapes pressed aggressively to maximise juice yield and confected aromas. The wine comes from low-yielding, coastal vineyards, delicately whole-bunch basket pressed for only the purest juice. A fine wine that happens to be pink.

What we tasted in June 2019

Many thanks to John Freeland and John Malpass for presenting an interesting range of wines from Jordan Wine Estate, South Africa.

More information is available here:
Web: jordanwines.com
Web: abswineagencies.co.uk

  1. Cold Fact Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  2. Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2017
  3. Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2017
  4. Nine Yards Chardonnay 2016
  5. Black Magic Merlot 2015
  6. The Long Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
  7. The Prospector Syrah 2015
  8. Cobblers Hill Bordeaux Blend 2014 

Next tasting – 14th June 2019

In June have a change from our published tasting. The wines presented will be from premium South African winery Jordan Wine Estate.

More information is available here:
Web: jordanwines.com
Web: abswineagencies.co.uk

Note that Members are contacted by a member of the Committee each month to commit to attendance at the tasting. Unfortunately, it is not possible for members or guests to simply turn up on the night owing to space limitations and the need to arrange catering in advance.

What we tasted in May 2018

Many thanks to Edwin Doran, Owner/Partner of Doran Vineyards for presenting an excellent range of wines from Paarl, South Africa.  We all had a fantastic evening comparing the different grape vareities.

For more information:
Web: doranvineyards.co.za

Edwin Doran, Owner/Partner of Doran Vineyards

  1. Arya 2017
  2. Georgia Maeve 2016
  3. Chenin 2014
  4. Chenin 2012
  5. Shiraz 2015
  6. Incipio 2015
  7. Pinotage 2015

 

Next Tasting – Friday 11th May

In May we welcome Edwin Doran, Owner/Partner of Doran Vineyards.  Edwin will be presenting an exciting range of wines from Paarl, South Africa.

For more information:
Web: doranvineyards.co.za

 

Note that Members are contacted by a member of the Committee each month to commit to attendance at the tasting. Unfortunately, it is not possible for members or guests to simply turn up on the night owing to space limitations and the need to arrange catering in advance.