Lamb for Easter dinner needs a big, bold wine.
Delheim – the well-respected Stellenbosch wine estate – has just released this Delheim Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 vintage – which has already claimed Gold at Veritas 2021 and awarded 91 points by Master of Wine Tim Atkin.
“The wine shows classic Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics on the nose,” says winemaker Roelof Lotriet. “There’s the lead pencil shavings, tobacco leaf and blackcurrant, which follow through on the palate with an inflow of ripe red-berries and fine tannins. Its finish is long and silky,” adding that it will continue to improve long after vintage.
You’ll find it for R250 a bottle at delheim.com/shop-online
For years – 42 of them – wine lovers have been using John Platter’s SA Wine Guide. And The South African Wine Guide 2022 has just hit the shelves, crammed with all the info you need to make sure you’re buying, tasting, drinking, the best. With everything from trends in wines to accolades (Editor Philip Van Zyl’s award goes to Spier, while the top performing winery of the year was snapped up by Sadie Family Wines) the guide features 211 Five Star wines out of more than 8000 wines reviewed. Platter’s features descriptions of more than 900 producers across the vibrant wine regions of South Africa and also offers the 100-point equivalents for the familiar star ratings, as well as useful information for learning about and travelling in these beautiful wine lands, including other activities and attractions at each estate. R398 from Exclusive Books