Noble Wines without the Rot

NOBLE HILL WINE ESTATE Sunday 19 March 2017 http://www.noblehill.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Noble Hill was another estate I had not heard of or whose wine I had ever drunk. I was in the Paarl wine district, it was open for tasting on Sunday, and so I visited. The oak-lined drive guided me to a … Continue reading Noble Wines without the Rot

Red and White Wines with Frog’s ‘Legs’

ANURA VINEYARDS Sunday 19 March 2017 http://www.anura.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The shiny bullfrog perched on the circle after the entrance of Anura Vineyards surprised. It shouldn’t have. I am an ecologist, a nature guide and a wildlife lover. I know full well that Anura is the Latin for frog. Nonetheless, the ‘light bulb' moment … Continue reading Red and White Wines with Frog’s ‘Legs’

A Family Occasion – the Story behind the Bottle

NELSON ESTATE -  2009 CABERNET SAUVIGNON/MERLOT http://www.nelsonscreek.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 (when visited) Wine: 4/5 Sometimes a bottle of wine has a story behind it. This is the case with the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot that Afsana chose for our Christmas Day lunch. Some months ago in early 2016 my partner and I were returning to Cape Town from … Continue reading A Family Occasion – the Story behind the Bottle