Thursday, October 26, 2017

Caroline's White Wine Review at The Table Bay

We are always delighted to be invited to Caroline's wine reviews; her selection of wines is usually very much to our taste. This year her White Wine Review was held again at the Table Bay hotel and was a great event, with lots of newly released wines from familiar farms to taste and new wines we have not heard of before as well as some older gems. The many MCCs and other bubbles were arranged in a row in the first room; what a lovely way to start a tasting. The wines of the evening that really impressed us were the Richard Kershaw Elgin 2016 Clonal Selection Chardonnay, the Anthonij Rupert Cape of Good Hope Caroline wine blend, a superb food wine, Almenkerk Chardonnay, Cape Chamonix Chardonnay, Life from Stone Sauvignon Blanc from Springfield and Nick van Aarde's White Lady Chardonnay. Obviously the Chardonnays were really hitting the spot! We try but we cannot taste all the wines  
A smiling Caroline Rillema
Nicki and Nadia Beaumont were showcasing winemaker Sebastian Beaumont's 2016 New Baby, a great white blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon and Colombard. This is about to be released in a week or so
Ginny Povall of Botanica with her lovely layered Mary Delaney Chenin Blanc, beautifully bottled, one of our top wines of the evening
Jane Eedes with Nico and Petra van der Merwe
On the Bon Courage stand with their new  Jacques Bruére Rosé MCC are Michelle Elford and winemaker Jacques Bruwer with his daughter
Colmant was a popular stand with their crisp and elegant Brut Chardonnay MCC, produced by JP Colmant, here with his daughter
Restaurateur Neil Grant with Chloé Nimmo of Graham Beck
and on the Simonsig stand winemakers Debbie Thompson and Hannes Meyer showing the Cuvée Royale Brut MCC 2012, one of their best ever vintages
John and Karen Loubser of Silverthorn were showing their elegant Green Man Brut MCC 2015
 Cape Point winemaker Riandri Visser with her 2016 Isliedh white blend
Joaquim Sa of Amorim Cork chatting to John Loubser
What's the weather like up there?
Lynne looking up to one of our tall wine people, Andrew Gunn of Iona Vineyards
Aletté van Vuuren showing the Ken Forrester Roussanne
Paul Kruger of Villiera having a taste of Hartenberg's 2015 The Eleanor Chardonnay, one of the best, from winemaker Patrick Ngamane
Boela Gerber of Groot Constanta
Stephanie Wiid of Fairview with their 2016 Nurok white blend
Richard de Almeida of De Morgenzon showing their Reserve Chenin blanc
David Sadie with their David and Nadia 2016 Aristargos white blend
Two very good wine promoters enjoying the evening, Kyle Martin and Clark Truter
Jenna Bruwer of Springfield with their Life from Stone Sauvignon Blanc 2017 which is drinking beautifully this year
Ernst and Nina-Mari Bruwer from Mont Blois with their 2016 Kweekkamp Chardonnay, a new wine for us. Nina-Mari is the winemaker
Caroline having a last toast of SImonsig MCC with Debbie Thompson

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