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From Jamie Goode

Jamie Goode

I recently got an email request from South African wine writer Tim James (author of an excellent wine book, 'The New South Africa', published by University of California Press) asking this question. Tim approached a number of commentators on the South African wine scene, both domestic and international, with a view to getting some sort of consensus picture on who's currently making the best wine. He did the same exercise a couple of years ago, and I took part then, so it should be fun to do a comparison of the results when they are released.

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In Dawn Coventry's glass

Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut NV: Well, if I had to sum this wine up in one word it would be WOW! As a huge fan of fizz my expectations were high and if I am honest, I was expecting to be disappointed. How wrong could I be - this wine is one of the BEST I have tasted and at a fraction of the price. A MAJOR thumbs up from me!

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