Reply to "Please recommend South African and Chinese Wines?"

I agree with Haggis' suggestion on Chenin Blancs from South Africa.

If you can find them, Sadie Family makes three excellent versions; Skurfberg, Skerpioen and Palladius. The first two are part of their Old Vine series and might be difficult to find. The Palladius is actually a blend but should be easier to find, albeit not cheap. 

A.A. Badenhorst. He makes a 100% chenin blanc called The Golden Slopes. Outstanding stuff.

Ken Forrester, The FMC. His top of the line chenin blanc. Great stuff.

Keermont. They make a chenin dominant blend called Terrasse. Not quite as good as the above, but should be half the price of them. Closer to 25% of the Palladius.

Thorne & Daughters. Their Cat's Cradle is 100% chenin blanc. I don't have a lot of history with this one but the 2017 is killer.

De Morgenzon also makes excellent chenin blanc.

If you'd rather get a Chardonnay...Hamilton Russell.

For reds.

Sadie Family makes several. Columella is a syrah dominant blend. Soldaat is old vine grenache. Treinspoor is tinta barroca.

Reyneke makes good reds, mostly syrah.

As does Keermont. A standard bottling and the single vineyard Topside.

De Toren makes an excellent Bordeaux style blend called Fusion V. It used to be a steal but I don't see it in our market anymore.

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