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Taste the very finest at Caroline’s Red Wine Review

Caroline’s 2024 edition of her annual Red Wine Review, hailed as one of the most prestigious tasting events on the South African wine calendar, will be staged on Thursday 25 July in the Members’ Lounge at the DHL Stadium alongside Fritz Sonnenburg Road in Green Point, Cape Town.

Hosted by Caroline Rillema of the legendary Caroline’s Fine Wine Cellar, this world-class showcase gives wine enthusiasts the rare opportunity to experience some of the Cape’s very best flagship red wines all under one roof.

It’s an exclusive, evening event like no other, presenting 80 of South Africa’s most awarded and applauded wines, with the winemakers themselves in attendance to meet and engage with.

The Cape’s top-tier Cabernet, Shiraz/Syrah, Merlot, Pinotage, Cinsault, Grenache, various niche varieties as well as classic Bordeaux-style, Rhône-style and Cape blends will be well represented. All setting the tone for an exhilarating occasion.

“We are delighted to bring the Cape’s producers of fine red wines together once again, providing an opportunity for wine lovers, collectors and sommeliers to mingle with the passionate people behind these phenomenal labels,” says Caroline, whose eponymous stores in Sea Point and Tokai are known internationally as among THE places to go to in Cape Town for the very best in wine.

Not to be missed!

Join Caroline and her team in the Members’ Lounge at the DHL Stadium outside Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront from 17h00 to 21h00. At the entrance, you will be given a crystal tasting glass and a detailed list of what’s available for tasting as you walk around the room. Attendees will be able to place orders to purchase from the list at a 15% discount relative to the usual retail pricing. The ticket price is R495 per person, and there is secure, undercover parking available at R60 per car – both available via Quicket.

Book Tickets
RED WINE REVIEW 2024          
           
Producer WINE YEAR WINEMAKER Normal Price Tonight’s Price
CABERNET SAUVIGNON          
Bartinney Skyfall 2019 Ronell Wiid R887 R754
Boekenhoutskloof Stellenbosch 2021 Gottfried Mocke R585 R497
Cederberg  Five Generations 2021 Jean Nel R1,004 R853
David Finlayson Wines GS 2021 Pieter vd Merwe R699 R594
Delaire Graff Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 Morne V rey R990 R842
Diemersdal The Journal 2022 Janeke Beck R545 R463
Kanonkop   2019 Abrie Beeslaar R755 R642
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2019 tbc R582 R495
Le Riche Reserve 2021 Christo Le Riche R1,225 R1,041
Mooiplaas Tabakland 2020 Bertus Basson R688 R585
Nederburg  Two Centuries 2020 Zinascke Steyn R705 R599
Neil Ellis Jonkershoek 2019 Christiaan vd Merwe R636 R541
Oldenburg Stellenbosch 2019 Nic van Aarde R560 R476
Rustenberg Peter Barlow 2021 Craig Christians R810 R689
Stark-Conde Three Pines 2019 Jaen Lochner R698 R593
Cederberg Five Generations 2021 Jean Nel R1,024 R870
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CABERNET FRANC          
Gabrielskloof Landscape 2022 Anmar van Niekerk R617 R524
Hogan Mirror for the Sun 2023 Jocelyn Hogan Wilson R443 R377
Raats Family 2020 Bruwer Raats R899 R764
Rainbow’s End   2022 Anton Malan R360 R306
Uva Mira The Mira 2021 Christiaan Coetzee R345 R293
5          
MERLOT          
Ladybird Claypot 2020 Francois van Zyl R380 R323
Villiera Monro 2022 Nathan Valentine R418 R355
2          
PINOT NOIR          
Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak 2022 Chris Albrecht R593 R504
Cap Maritime   2022 Gottfried Mocke R533 R453
Creation Art of Pinot Noir 2022 Jean-Claude Martin R1,092 R928
Hamilton Russell   2023 Emul Ross R957 R813
Iona Kloof 2022 Werner Muller R780 R663
Kershaw Clonal Selection 2020 Richard Kershaw R967 R822
Newton Johnson Family Vineyards 2022 Bevan Newton-Johnson R713 R606
Oak Valley Tabula Rasa PN667 2020 Jacques du Plessis R923 R785
Paul Cluver Seven Flags 2020 Chelsa Corney R1,228 R1,044
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PINOTAGE          
Beeslaar   2022 Abrie Beeslaar R741 R630
Bellevue 1953 2018 Wilhelm Kritzinger R1,089 R926
Beyerskloof Diesel 2022 Anri Truter R1,499 R1,274
Fairview Primo 2021 Anthony de Jager R656 R558
Survivor Reserve 2022 Pierre Wahl R495 R421
L’Avenir Estate Single Block 2020 Dirk Coetzee R713 R606
Lanzerac Pionier 2021 Wynand Lategan R1,793 R1,524
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SYRAH          
Bellingham Bernard Series Basket Press 2020 Richard Duckitt R339 R288
Boschkloof Epilogue 2022 Jacques Borman R1,028 R874
Driehoek Syrah  2021 Charl du Toit R0 R0
Eenzaamheid Shiraz 2022 Janno Briers-Louw R290 R247
Ghost Corner Syrah 2021 Gwen Marais R480 R408
Keermont  SVS Topside 2018 Alex Starey R708 R602
Kruger Karoo 2022 Johan Kruger R540 R459
La Bri   ‘870’ 2021 Irene de Fleuriot R630 R536
Leeuwenkuil Heritage 2019 Pieter Carstens R540 R459
Metzer Family Wines Shiraz 2022 Wade Metzer R405 R344
Reyneke Wines Reserve Red 2021 Armand Esterhuizen R888 R755
Stellenrust ArtiSons Blueberry Hill 2021 Herman du Preez R491 R417
Saxenburg Private Collection 2021 Brendan Smith R440 R374
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BORDEAUX BLENDS          
Babylonstoren Nebukadnesar 2021 Klaas Stoffberg R841 R715
Benguela Cove Estate Collage 2021 Michelle Waldeck R375 R319
Constantia Glen Five 2021 Georgina Wilkinson R820 R697
Delheim Grand Reserve 2020 Nongcebo Langa R565 R480
De Toren Fusion V 2020 Charles Williams R1,008 R857
Ernie Els Signature 2017 Louis Strydom R1,008 R857
Glenelly Lady May 2019 Dirk van Zyl R982 R835
Groot Constantia  Gouverneurs Reserve 2020 Elzanne Bosman R682 R580
Jordan Sophia 2018 Sjaak Nelson R2,025 R1,721
Journey’s End Cape Doctor 2018 Mike Dawson R570 R485
Keet First Verse 2020 Christopher Keet R840 R714
Marianne Desirade 2020 Jos van Wyk R501 R426
Meerlust Estate Rubicon 2021 Wim Truter R697 R592
Morgenster The Reserve Red 2016 Matthew Andersen R825 R701
Mvemve Raats MR de Compostella 2021 Gavin Slabbert R2,400 R2,040
Plaisir  Grand Plaisir Red 2020 Fred Fismer R957 R813
Ridgeback Signature C 2019 Toit Wessels R525 R446
Rupert & Rothschild Baron Edmond 2020 Kayla Oertle-Morse R929 R790
Stony Brook The Max 2019 Craig McNaught R233 R198
Taaibosch Crescendo 2020 Petri Venter R473 R402
Thelema Rabelais 2021 Duncan Clarke R989 R841
Tokara Director’s Reserve Red 2020 Stuart Botha R639 R543
Vergelegen G.V.B. 2019 Luke O’Cuinnegain R863 R734
Vilafonte  Series C 2014 Chris de Vries R3,399 R2,889
Vondeling Philosophie 2019 Matthew Copeland R1,290 R1,097
Winshaw  Bill Winshaw 2020 Pierre & JP Winshaw R360 R306
Zevenwacht Z Collection Reserve 2021 Hagen Viljoen R413 R351
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FINE RED BLENDS          
Alto Estate Blend 2022 Bertho vd Westhuizen R525 R446
Anysbos Tesame 2021 Marelise Niemann R390 R332
Boschendal Nicolas 2019 Charl Schoeman R281 R239
De Grendel Sir David Graaff 2015 Karabelo Masoleng R2,423 R2,060
De Trafford Elevation 393 2017 David Trafford R1,553 R1,320
Hartenberg Megan 2019 Patrick Ngamane R743 R632
Leeu Passant The Leeu Passant 2021 Andrea Mullineux R2,185 R1,857
Rall Red Blend 2020 Donovan Rall R413 R351
Sijnn Red 2015 Charla Bosman R705 R599
The Chocolate Block The Chocolate Block 2022 Johan Nesenberend R353 R300
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NICHE VARIETALS          
Anura Malbec Reserve 2022 Stander Maass R263 R224
Bosman Twyfeling Cinsaut 2022 Maria Gant R308 R262
Torero The Suit of Lights Carignan 2023 Daniela Kohler R381 R324