James Molesworth reviews the wines on auction at the 2010 Cape Winemakers Guild auction [a small-production showcase of wines from some of South Africa’s top winemakers.] on Winespectator.com
He puts our Noble Late Harvest Kalmoesfontein Vol. 2 Cape Winemakers Guild Coastal Region 2008 in the lead and says:
“The wine shows gorgeous aromas and flavors, all while staying fresh and racy, despite obvious weight and power. While owner and winemaker Adi Badenhorst is just entering the U.S. market with his red and white Rhône blends, his late-harvest Sémillon is a rare treasure worth chasing after.”
James Molesworth is the senior editor who champions and critiques the wines of Argentina, Bordeaux, Chile, the Finger Lakes, the Loire, the Rhône and South Africa.
The Cape Winemaker’s Guild Auction (as reported in July) is scheduled for Saturday, October 2nd, and the auctiongives a peek into the behind-the-scenes experimentation of a small group of South African winemakers, mostly representing the current generation that is helping to push quality higher.