Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Becoming Ship-Shape at La Couronne

LA COURONNE WINES Friday 5 July 2019 https://lacouronnewines.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3.5/5 La Couronne was the final tasting of my day out to Franschhoek after tasting visits to Le Lude, Colmant, La...
Book 4.5 Book Reviews

Book Review – Red & White in Simple Black and White

Red & White – Oz Clarke (Little, Brown Book Group, 2018) – R340 https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/titles/oz-clarke/red-white/9781408710159/ Book: 4.5/5 Oz Clarke and I went to the same school – The King’s School, Canterbury in England – but from there our career paths differed....
Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Hope Lies High in the Valley

HAUT ESPOIR Friday 5 July 2019 https://www.hautespoir.com/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3.5/5 As I headed up the tree-lined paved driveway, young vines and olive trees to the side, I tried to translate Haut...
Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 4.0

Old Oaks at La Bourgogne

LA BOURGOGNE FARM Friday 5 July 2019 http://www.labourgogne.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4/5 La Bourgogne nestles beside a tributary of the Franschhoek River barely 1 kilometre south of the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek....
Experience 4.0 Franschhoek Wine 4.0

Colmant Sparkled

COLMANT CAP CLASSIQUE & CHAMPAGNE Friday 5 July 2019 https://www.colmant.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4/5 Colmant was due to be my third tasting of my tasting day out in Franschhoek but Haut Cabriere...
Experience 3.0 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Le Lude Left Me Feeling Flat

LE LUDE MÉTHODE CAP CLASSIQUE ESTATE Friday 5 July 2019 https://lelude.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3.5/5 Held up by slow traffic, I played my own car game to pass the time. It was...
Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Hearty Food and Wine Brought by the Stork at Hartenberg

HARTENBERG WINE ESTATE Saturday 29 June 2019 http://www.hartenbergestate.com/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4.5/5 I have greatly enjoyed Hartenberg wines at successive Stellenbosch Wine Festivals, the Shiraz & Charcuterie Festival and at a Steele...
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 3.5

Com-fort-able Wines at Fort Simon

FORT SIMON WINE ESTATE Saturday 29 June 2019 http://www.fortsimon.com/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3.5/5 I said to Nicholas in the Tasting Room as I arrived that I did not think there were too...
Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Hazendal Fit for a Tsar, a Hare and a God of Wine

HAZENDAL WINE ESTATE Saturday 29 June 2019 https://www.hazendal.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4/5 Call me silly but somehow I get Hazendal and Hartenberg muddled up. I have tasted their wines at festivals and...