Franschhoek Valley, Coastal Region

Anthonij Rupert

Optima Franschhoek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2020

Deep, fruity blackberries well rounded noticeable tanins. Labeled online as a cab sauv blend. Almost shiraz-y to me. So good when young, wonder how the aged ones would be. β€” 5 days ago

Franschhoek Cellar

The Huguenot Chenin Blanc 2022

Sa chenin.
Feels a bit of a product.

Some tropics, πŸ‘, 🍏 grapefruit and some vanilla.

Full body.
Medium + acidity.

Long 🎯 with a backbone of bitterness

Really Improved pasta with NYT 'all purpose green sauce' and gauda with truffles cheese grated on top.

All in all nice in the evening.
Not so good the next day.
β€” 7 months ago

Holden Manz

Visionaire Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Obviously, this has aged a bit, but was absolutely one of the best wines we've ever had. β€” 10 months ago

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Chardonnay 2018

Paul J
9.7

Double blind wine tasting. 3 Whites and 3 Reds:

1. β€˜18 Hamilton Russell Chard - WOTN across both whites and reds - complex, refined, fruit integrated with honey, oak, butter, cream, camomile.

2. β€˜20 Hartenberg The Eleanor Chard - big wine that could use a few years. Nice fruit and lovely acidity. Mix between a White Burg and Rhone Blend.

3. β€˜22 Far Niente Chard - potential, very young, not the best QPR. Reminded me of young Paul Hobbs single vineyard Chards.


1. β€˜12 Giacomo Fenocchio 90 di Riserva Barolo - aged showed through nicely, but still lively with dark cherries and ample tannins.

2. β€˜20 Vilafonte - decanted, but young and an absolutely massive wine. Black fruit, chewy, with decent sweetness.

3. β€˜02 Origin Red Blend - nose of black tar and cigars. Zero fruit and big tar, tobacco, and bbq flavors. Bigger wine than I was expecting.

Great night with great friends!
β€” 16 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Tom, Severn and 4 others liked this

Haut Espoir

Gentle Giant Red Blend 2017

Liked it very much. β€” 8 months ago

Rickety Bridge

Foundation Stone Red Blend 2015

This is a nice β€œeasy-to-drink” wine! Soft enough for almost any pallet yet pairs with so many things: burgers, red meat, cheese, fruit, or just sip! β€” a year ago

Boekenhoutskloof

The Chocolate Block Cinsault Blend 2020

JFP
9.0

Definitely a keeper for any dinner β€” 4 months ago

Boekenhoutskloof

The Wolftrap Syrah Blend 2021

What a bargain. You would never guess the price is under $10. β€” 5 months ago

Boekenhoutskloof

Porcupine Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Love the lemongrass taste from this Sauvignon Blanc, perfect with a crisp and zesty finish. β€” 10 months ago

Anthonij Rupert

Franschhoek Valley Syrah 2015

Allright! My one thousandth posted wine on Delectable. And just the right occasion to do so. We are sitting here in a tent in the middle of the bush of South Africa sipping a Shiraz of Anthonij Rupert from Stellenbosch. Fresh, uplifting Shiraz that drinks more like a cool climate Syrah. Strong oak tannins fighting with the dry red cherry, fig fruit. Cheers!!! Up to the next thousand…. Wow what was that sound 😳 β€” 2 years ago

Tammy de Weerd
with Tammy
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Skip Smyser

Skip Smyser

What a great opportunity 🍷
Jan A

Jan A

Gefeliciteerd met je Delectable jubileum!