Darling

In a nutshell

  • Home of Evita Bezuidenhout
  • Annual Voorkamerfest a cultural highlight
  • Benchmark Sauvignon Blancs

Darling RSA

A sparkler from Darling

Darling Cellars MCC 2009 Limey, citrus, fresh clean mousse with some grip.

Five Sauvignon Blancs

♥♥♥♥ Ormonde Ondine 2010 Asparagus, tinned peas, citrus pulp and zest, creamy mouthfeel, tangy good food wine.

♥♥♥ Cloof Summer Time 2012 Grassy nose and palate, sweetly fruited, good richness with a tang.

Darling Cellars Bush Vine 2012 Fresh tropical, soft palate, lovely nose.  Simple but intense.

Groote Post 2011 Shy nose, grapefruit and grass, some lemon pith, pollen and spice.

Groote Post Reserve 2011 Cat’s pee, yeasty and steely.

A spicy white blend

Cloof Daisy Darling Rich nose, boiled sweets and grass on palate, easy going.

One Sémillion

♥♥♥ Ormonde Ondine 2010 Grassy, huge wine, intense, lingers with honeyed finish.

A Quartet of Chardonnays

♥♥♥♥ Ormonde Ondine 2010 Rich honey, butterscotch nose, fat palate, citrus zest and toast.

♥♥♥ Groote Post Unwooded 2011 Fresh, Light honey, unwooded.  Candied white fruits with a chalky minerality.

♥♥♥ Darling Cellars Quercus Gold 2011 Lightly wooded light palate with sweet fruit and hints of toast and spice.

♥♥♥ Groote Post Reserve 2011 Straw, fresh, sweet fruit, nuts and spice.

One Viognier

♥♥♥ Cloof 2011 Grassy, green style, some peaches and stone fruit.  Creamy palate.

One White Blend

♥♥♥♥♥ Darling Cellars Lime Kilns 2010 Broad spectrum of flavours, wood in balance with fruit and chalky minerality.  Liquid citrus cheesecake. 

One Pinot Noir

♥♥♥♥♥ Groote Post 2009 Red cherries, fresh, tangy acids.  Cinnamon and cherry liqueur, chocolate and toast.

One Merlot

Groote Post 2011 Baked fruit, clean, grippy palate

One Malbec

♥♥♥♥ Ormonde Ondine 2010 Intense black plums, juicy blackcurrant aftertaste that surprises.  Candied berries with a rooibos finish. R60

One Cabernet Franc

♥♥♥♥♥ Ormonde Ondine 2008 Good varietal character: dried bell peppers and tomoto, sweetly fruited with a rich, soft palate

One Shiraz

♥♥♥ Groote Post 2011 Coffee, mocha style well done with spicy red fruit

One Red Blend

♥♥♥♥ Ormonde Vernon Basson 2007 Green pepper nose, fresh palate, round tannins, ample spice.  A Bordeaux doppelgänger.

Natural Sweet

Cloof 40 Days Natural Sweet 2009 Good apricot fruit, racy acidity, straw nose, quince and orange marmalade.