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Glenda

Glenda

3034 days ago

Glenda scored this wine: 82/100

Porcupine Ridge is the second label of top South African producer, Boekenhoutskloof who, I believe, can do no wrong. This early drinking Cabernet Sauvignon is very well priced in South Africa. The flavours are blackcurrant and cedar with a satisfying finish.

Backsberg Pinotage 2008

Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
3041 days ago

Glenda scored this wine: 85/100

Pinotage is the result of a crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsaut.The relationship to Pinot Noir is easily noted on the nose where there are strawberry aromas. This is a robust wine with great structure and harmony. On the finish there is an intense, dry woodiness and some bitterness. It was delicious paired with char-grilled ostrich steaks.

Eikendal Vineyards Chardonnay 2010 2010

Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South Africa
3052 days ago

Glenda scored this wine: 92/100

A fresh yet rich expression of this variety which is round and smooth on the palate with a long finish of lime and grapefruit. The oak is almost imperceptible and adds to the elegance of this wine.

3052 days ago

Glenda scored this wine: 94/100

Eikendal Vineyards wines are available in the USA. This Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Merlot 30% and Cabernet Franc 30% blend is old-world in style, class, understated and well balanced. Lovely soft tannins and a long finish. It will pair well with medium-rare beef fillet, Carpaccio with fresh beetroot or even a rich chocolate and berry tart.

Steenberg Vineyards Catharina 2007 2007

Constantia, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
3059 days ago

Glenda scored this wine: 96/100

This wine is all class! A blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, it is drinking beautifully now but will keep developing over the next 8 years.It has a savoury character with a long finish, well balanced and there are aromas of cherry and mocha. I love to drink it on its own but it enhances red meat dishes very well.

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Memorable Wine

Yarra Valley Yering Dry Red No 1 1990

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First Wine

Old Brown Sherry

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Unusual Wine Experience

A good friend who is a bit like a nutty professor set up a winery in his home and began producing. However, he believed that he could not assess his wines so he invited my partner and I around to help with blending. We saved a batch of Merlot which would have been poured down the drain by selectively blending it with Cabernet Franc.

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Current Fav Wine

Flagstone Dragon Tree 2008

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