Worcester

In an nutshell:

  • Expect the unexpected, Pinot Grigio in particular
  • Farms the size of small European countries
  • Best value whites in the Winelands

Worcester

The Pick of Worcester Whites

♥♥♥♥♥ Eagle’s Cliff Arendskloof Pinot Grigio 2012

♥♥♥♥♥ Alvi’s Drift Chardonnay 2011

Top Ten Worcester Value Wines

  1. R19 Brandvlei Chenin Blanc 2012
  2. R20 Brandvlei Ruby Cabernet/Merlot 2010
  3. R20 Brandvlei Chardonnay 2012
  4. R21 Brandvlei Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  5. R22 Aan de Doorns Chenin Blanc 2012
  6. R22 Aan de Doorns Colombar Effe Soet 2012
  7. R27 Brandvlei Hanepoot 2011
  8. R30 Stettyn Milltstone Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2012
  9. R30 Eagle’s Cliff Cabernet/Merlot 2011
  10. R30 Eagle’s Cliff Chenin Blanc 2012

 

A Trio of Worcester Chenin Blancs

♥♥♥♥ Eagle’s Cliff 2012 tangy fruit with good intensity of limes and passion fruit, nuts and spice

Aan de Doorns 2012 fresh, clean tropical fruit

Brandvlei 2012 honest, no frills

A Quintet of Worcester Sauvignon Blancs

♥♥♥♥ Eagle’s Cliff Arendskloof 2012 complex nose, orange peel, good balance

♥♥♥ Overhex Balance Winemaker’s Selection 2012 soft palate, gently fruited

♥♥♥ Brandvlei 2012 fresh figs and citrus with long lime finish

♥♥♥ Conradie 2012 captivating aftertaste

Alvi’s Drift Signature 2012 juicy limes and lemons

A Quartet of Worcester White Blends

♥♥♥♥ Alvi’s Drift CVC 2011 rich, oaky, fresh fruit will age

♥♥♥ Alvi’s Drift Signature Chardonnay/Viognier 2011 super fresh nose, juicy palate

Overhex Balance ClassicChenin Blanc/Colombar 2012 boiled sweets and lemon drops

Stettyn Milltstone Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2012 very grassy, sweet fruit and green peas

A Five Heart Pinot Grigio

♥♥♥♥♥ Eagle’s Cliff Arendskloof Pinot Grigio 2012 Pinot Grigio leesy/oaky, rich tropical fruit with an extreme expression of minerality

A Trio of Worcester Stickies

♥♥♥♥ Brandvlei Hanepoot 2011 expressive fruit, cola nut, creamy palate 
Aan de Doorns Colombar Effe-Soet 2012 Ouma’s delight

Aan de Doorns Red Muskadel 2011 honeyed, clean, well fruited with quince and apricot jam

A Quartet of Worcester Chardonnays

♥♥♥♥♥ Alvi’s Drift Chardonnay 2011 toasty oak, sweet fruit, rich and creamy, good balance

♥♥♥♥ Eagle’s Cliff Arendskloof Chardonnay 2012 grassy nose, sweet palate with awesome minerality

♥♥♥ Brandvlei Chardonnay 2012 silky palate, generous oak, deep flavours

Conradie Chardonnay 2010 honey and butterscotch, lively palate

A Worcester Viognier

♥♥♥ Alvi’s Drift Signature 2012 floral, delicate peach blossom subtle and gentle

A Worcester Rosé

♥♥♥ Overhex Balance Classic Shiraz creamy strawberries, candied fruit and citrus zest

A Worcester Cabernet Sauvignon

♥♥♥♥ Conradie 2011 lovely Cabernet nose, austere, prunes, long and dry finish

A Worcester Shiraz

Overhex Balance Winemaker’s Selection 2011 fresh cherry and plum fruit

A Quartet of Worcester Red Blends

♥♥♥ Brandvlei Ruby Cabernet/Merlot 2010 Good texture, grip and abundant fruit

♥♥♥ Alvi’s Drift – Drift Fusion 2009 Trio of dense fruit, black plums, vanilla spice

Stettyn Shiraz/Cabernet Tomato leaf and paste, walnut tannins, rooibos tea

Eagle’s Cliff Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2011Lively red fruit style, fresh

A Duo of Worcester Pinotages

♥♥♥ Conradie 2011 banana milkshake, lactic round palate with good fruit sweetness

♥♥♥ Overhex Balance Winemaker’s Selection 2011 light sweet fruit, elegant and fine