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...
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 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Vrede en Lust Struggled to Reveal it’s Delight

VREDE EN LUST Wednesday 20 March 2019 https://www.vnl.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Some tasting reviews are easier to write than others. There may be a particular story or ‘hook’ on which to hang an article. There may be a particular...
Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

More Plaisir at de Merle Please!

PLAISIR DE MERLE Wednesday 20 March 2019 https://www.plaisirdemerle.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 There are wine estates that one frequently passes en route to or from others but never visits. Plaisir de Merle, on a straight section of the R45 between...
Experience 4.5 Franschhoek Wine 4.5

Swallowing Fine Wines at Paserene

PASERENE Wednesday 20 March 2019 https://www.paserene.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I am racking my brain as I write to think whether or not I had heard of Paserene before I visited. The elegant, stand-out wine labels seemed familiar but I...
Experience 4.0 Franschhoek Wine 4.0

Leaping to the Right Conclusions

LEOPARD’S LEAP FAMILY VINEYARDS Wednesday 20 March 2019 https://www.leopardsleap.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Leopards have always had a very special place in my heart. If I was to name my favourite animal it would be a leopard, strong and lithe...
Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Haven Rather than Heaven at La Bri

LA BRI ESTATE Friday 15 February 2019 https://www.labri.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 I passed La Bri as I headed up the Green Valley Road in Franschhoek to Holden Manz. I knew the estate was open for tasting after (many Valley...