These trade tastings are always well attended, and Durban has one of the best turnouts of all four provinces.
This year's event was rather crowded however there were lots and lots of superb wines from great producers available for all who attended to sovour. There were four wines that stood out for us amongst a very, very respectable selection. Creation's newly released Syrah Grenache 2014 was sensational, so much fruit, so many layers, so much elegance and such potential.
L'Avenir has certainly impressed us, their new Pinotage lounge which they opened on their wine estate in Stellenbosch is on our bucket list to visit in the very near future. Their Provenance Brut Blanc de Blanc 2011 was a marvel to behold, full on soft, luscious fruits with such good, structured balance.
But I guess this year's Vilafonte Wines is what did it for us. The Vilafonte M 2012 and Vilafonte C 2012 were sublime. However the Vilafonte C 2013 Pre-release stole our hearts.