Category Archives: South Africa

Lutzville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Lutzville Valley, Western Cape, South Africa

Lutzville Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Lutzville Valley


Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon


Vintage: 2016


Tasting note: A nose that reminds of dark fruit and hints of mint with good body and structure on the palate. The wine shows an enhanced colour and balance with soft tannin while retaining juicy blackcurrant aromas complemented by a touch of vanilla spice , a hint of mint and supple, ripe tannins .

Niel Joubert Merlot 2015, Paarl, South Africa

Niel Joubert Merlot

Appellation: Paarl


Blend: Merlot


Vintage: 2015


Tasting note: Deep plum core with fading edge. Rich ripe plum nose. Hints of chocolate and vanilla with floral backing. Equally rich plum flavours in the mouth and full, soft flow across the palate. Hints of chocolate develop in the mouth while the floral backing becomes more apparent. Supple tannins lead into dry, smooth finish.

Niel Joubert Pinotage 2015, Paarl, South Africa

Niel Joubert Pinotage

Appellation: Paarl


Blend: Pinotage


Vintage: 2015


Tasting note: Medium to light, grainy edge, blue purple. Ripe plum on the nose with light spice backing. Hints of cherry and light earthiness. Good full mouth with more flavours than the nose suggested. Ripe plum with slight smoky trace. Light, supple tannins with smooth flow across the plate. Dry finish with ripe berry notes and lasting spice.

Niel Joubert Chardonnay 2016, Paarl, South Africa


Appellation: Paarl


Blend: Chardonnay


Vintage: 2016


Tasting note: Pale with bright yellow reflections. Nose leads with ripe tropical fruit where citrus, melon and pineapple mingle. Hints of vanilla and some floral notes. Lively mouth where the tropical ripe fruit flavours give an impression of sweetness but great acidity gives fine balance. Some stone fruit flavours appear with time in the glass and add complexity. Lively, fruit filled finish.