Thursday, September 06, 2012

Tasting wines and ports at Axe Hill, Calitzdorp

Axe Hill vines ready to burst into bud
Mike Neebe, the owner, in the vineyard
Parked in the emerging spring flowers with a view over Calitzdorp
Axe Hill cellar
An old Mutual trophy for the port and a few other reminders and artefacts in the cellar
Consistently getting five stars in John Platter over the years for the ports
Some 2012 Souzao maturing in the barrel
And some of the 2012 Shiraz
And Tinta Barocca
Having a taste of what’s in the tank
Barrels resting in the cellar
Mike using his wine thief so we can taste some of the 2009 Cape Vintage Port
A few bottles that have been enjoyed and compared in the past
Look at the intense colour of this port – we think it is going to win awards in time

Photographs © John Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2012

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