Entries Categorized as 'Iconic Wines of South Africa'

A taste of South African Wines from 1948 - 1975

Date November 25, 2010

Last night I had the rare privilege of tasting South African wines dating from 1948 to 1975.
That’s a date range spanning 27 years which is almost as long as I have been alive. The oldest wine was 62 years old - more than double my age. The youngest wine was 35 years old - which [...]

Iconic Wines of South Africa: Tassenberg

Date October 19, 2010

The first wine in The Cru’s Iconic Wines of South Africa is an old friend who has a place in most South African wine lovers hearts.

Tassenberg or ‘Tassies’ as it is affectionately known is a South African Wine legend and is 74 years old this year. If I’m not mistaken - it is also [...]

Iconic Wines of South Africa: Introduction

Date October 15, 2010

Last night I law awake pondering what wines could be considered ‘iconic’ here in South Africa.
The thought led me to question how we go about defining a cultural icon - because in wine terms I’m not so sure it’s just going to be about the quality of the wine.
“A cultural icon can be a symbol, [...]