Wine Review – Great Value – Fleur Du Cap

Wine Review – Great Value – Fleur Du Cap

A couple years ago I had the opportunity to sit down with Pieter Badenhorst or Fleur du Cap. So I was thrilled to have an opportunity to sit down with him again this year. The wines from Fleur du Cap always offer great value and high quality. The Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc from the general list at the LCBO are important because they offer a baseline from what to expect from the varietals while tasting…

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What did I drink?

What did I drink?

Here’s a couple reviews for wines that were sent to me to taste recently. Neither one of these are among what I usually taste (being that they are not from Ontario). NV Yellow Tail Moscato – LCBO 443713 – $10.95 – ***1/2 – Low alcohol and easy drinking this wine comes in at 7.5%. This definitely has some nice bubbles to it, but it’s not a full blown sparkling wine. This is the sort of…

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Eye on South Africa: Nederburg and Fleur du Cap

Last week I had the chance to interview Pieter Badenhorst, winemaker at Fleur du Cap and Natasha Williams, winemaker at Nederburg.  Both wineries are located in South Africa.  I was recently impressed with the 2012 Fleur du Cap Chardonnay which easily out performs it’s price point and is essential affordable summer drinking. I don’t have much experience with South African wine. However, I do remember when I turned 19 seeing cases of Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon…

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Eye on Fleur du Cap

2012 Fleur du Cap Chardonnay – LCBO 358960 – $12.80 – The price is not a typo.  Very nicely balance with fruit flavours leaning towards roasted pineapple and tangerine.  Underneath fruit flavours vanilla and toasty oak with a nice long and lingering finish.  This is excellent value and will pair well with Chicken off the Grill or great on it’s own.  Make sure not to serve too cold or the wine will seem empty, wait…

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