Then we were given Sophia fruit wine 2008 (from Louis Dressner). It tasted rather like a good English West country cider, but was not as dry. It was made in an amphora from oranges and developed Naartjie & yeast flavours followed by a herbal finish of basil and oregano.
An interesting local wine, with a very humorous label was Testalonga El Bandito 2009, made by Lammershoek winemaker Craig Hawkins, a 100% chenin blanc, intense, rich, and a little oxidised, honeyed, but dry with good acidity and a big mouthfeel.
La Vierge Pinot noir 2010 was far too young. The colour has a purple tinge and the flavour is fresh strawberry jam. It is a bit too thin and lacks structure.
From here, everything became quite magnificent with a Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet 2006, a Premier Cru Chambolle Musigny (Burgundy) and a magnum of 1991 Vina Tondonia Rioja.
It was a wonderful opportunity to taste some amazing wines and we are very grateful to Michael, who was our host.