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2016 Amorim MCC Challenge Results

September 14, 2016
by Christian
in News
with 2 Comments

There were a total of 113 entries in this year’s annual Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge, results as follows:

Anura Brut 2011

60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir.

Best Brut, Overall Winner:
Anura Brut 2011

Best Rosé:
J.C. Le Roux Pinot Noir Rosé 2010

Best Blanc de Blanc
Colmant Brut Chardonnay NV

Best Museum Class:
J.C. Le Roux Scintilla Vintage Reserve 2008

Frans Malan Legacy Award:
John and Erica Platter

For our tasting notes and scores of the above wines, click here.

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  1. François R.September 15, 2016 at 9:42 amReply

    Hi Christian,
    Any idea who judged on the panel?

    • ChristianSeptember 15, 2016 at 10:54 amReplyAuthor

      Hi François, This year’s judges were: Allan Mullins (Chair), Jeff Grier, Higgo Jacobs, Cathy Marston, Paul Gerber, Linley Schultz and Heidi Duminy with Sandile Mkhwanazi joined the panel as associate judge. A more than competent panel but as I’ve argued before, a seven-person panel is simply too big. Great rather than simply good or technically correct wines very often sit at a stylistic extreme and therefore tend to divide panels, at least at first – the bigger the panel, the more difficult it is to arrive at consensus.

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