Tulbagh

In a nutshell:

  • Densest concentration of Ley Lines in SA
  • Masters of Méthode Cap Classique
  • Super Chenin Blanc

Tulbagh

Nine Bubblies

♥♥♥♥♥ Nicolas Charles Krone Marque I complex and rich with layers of cherry flavour, plums and nuts

♥♥♥♥ Saronsberg 2009 bone and yeast tangy tropical fruit, hints of honey

♥♥♥♥ Tulbagh Winery Muscat Ottonel Doux 2012 Citrus and tropical fruit dominated; a walk in a rose garden

♥♥♥♥ Krone Borealis 2009 perfumed, red and black berry, fruit fresh and zippy citrus

♥♥♥ Krone Borealis 2008 rich and complex with lingering finish

♥♥♥ Krone Rosé 2008 clean and bright, bursting with tangy strawberries and herbs

♥♥♥ Montpellier Rosé creamy strawberries, sweetly fruited

Schalkenbos 2007 meaty nose rich candied fruit palate and leather

Tulbagh Winery Pinotage Doux 2011 Oaky cherries and dried fruit

Five Chenin Blancs

♥♥♥♥♥ Rijk’s Touch of Oak 2010 Citrus, minerals and candied white fruits

♥♥♥♥ Tulbagh Winery 2012 Floral nose, fresh pineapple palate

Rijk’s 2008 Tropical fruit and honey, mint and herbs

Rijk’s Reserve 2008 Spicy oak, candied peaches

Montpellier 2011 Candied tropical fruits, acacia and honey

A Trio of Chardonnays

♥♥♥ Rijk’s 2007 big, booming with menthol notes; huge mouth, tropical fruit and tangerine, fresh

Tulbagh Winery 2012 fresh and peachy

Montpellier 2011 super buttery, spice and mint

A Gewürztraminer

Montpellier 2010 dry, aromatized and spicy, citrus and wax

A Viognier

♥♥♥ Saronsberg 2011 sweet, fresh, clean and zippy; mineral, peach peel and citrus

A Crouchen Blanc

♥♥♥ Theuniskraal 2012 Floral buds and sharp tropical fruit, aperitif style

Four White Blends

♥♥♥♥ Manley 2010 Asparagus and chalk, lively and mouth-filling

♥♥♥♥ Waverly Hills 2011 perfumed nose, stone fruit peel and pulp palate

♥♥♥♥ Fable Vineyards Jackal Bird 2011 layers of flavour with oriental mysticism, minerality and five spice flavours

Theuniskraal Bouquet Blanc 2011 Roses, wax and citrus peel

A Rosé

Tulbagh Winery 2012 Floral nose and red fruit palate

A Sauvignon Blanc

♥♥♥♥♥ Lemberg Surin 2011 toffee, chocolate v. Sweet toffee-apple, asparagus raisins, incredible freshness

A Brace of Pinotages

♥♥♥♥ Rijk’s 2008 Sweet and spicy oak, dried stone fruit

Rijk’s Reserve 2008 Dried stone fruit and leather

A Merlot

Tulbagh Winery Klein Tulbagh 2011 Mint and red berries

Four Shirazes

♥♥♥♥ Saronsberg 2010 Rhône-style lively red berries, violets and cherries

♥♥♥ Montpellier 2009 prunes and mint, elegant

Fable Vineyards Bobbejaan 2010 big chary wood, chocolate, berries and spice

Rijk’s 2007 Candied red fruits and toast

Five Cabernet Sauvignons

♥♥♥♥ Montpellier 2009 lively red fruit minty Chilean-style

♥♥♥ Manley 2009 deep and concentrated flavours of over-ripe red berries and peppers

Blue Crane 2010 chewy tannins vanilla, spicy oak and chocolate

Tulbagh Vineyards 2010 fresh and lively palate of green bell peppers

Tulbagh Vineyards Klein Tulbagh 2010 spicy oak, green bell peppers

One Mourvèdre

Oude Compagnies Post 2008 floral nose Rhône-style lovely sweet fruit cassis and brambles with leather

Three Red Blends

♥♥♥♥ Fable Vineyards Lion’s Whisker 2010 tight berries, red fruit cheesecake

Tulbagh Winery Shiraz/Pinotage 2012 coffee mocha, green bananas and red berry fruits

Waverly Hills Cabernet/Merlot 2009 attractive ripe and minty fruit