2017 CWG Auction Wines rated

September 1, 2017
by Christian
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Adi Badenhorst and Duncan Savage Love Boat Red 2016


The 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction takes place at the Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch on Saturday, 30 September. There are 61 wines on offer and I attended a blind tasting held for the media yesterday.

Ratings as follows:

Adi Badenhorst and Duncan Savage Love Boat Red 2016
W.O. Swartland. 65% Shiraz, 27% Grenache, 8% Cinsault. A very aromatic nose of red and black fruit, lavender and fynbos. The palate shows pure fruit, bright acidity and firm but fine tannins, the finish long and savoury. Gorgeous!

Johan Joubert Wines Granite Selection Chenin Blanc 2016
W.O. Stellenbosch.  White peach, hay and dried herbs on the nose. The palate shows strikingly pure fruit plus zesty acidity before a pithy finish. Great focus.

Beyerskloof CWG Traildust Pinotage 2015

Boschkloof Epilogue Syrah 2015

DeMorgenzon Roussanne 2016

Miles Mossop Wines Saskia-Jo 2014 (85% Chenin Blanc, 15% Clairette Blanche)

AA Badenhorst Family Wines Chase The Fresh Spice Swartland Shiraz 2013

Ataraxia Under The Gavel Chardonnay 2016

Bartho Eksteen Vloekskoot Sauvignon Blanc – Wooded 2016

Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon Auction Reserve 2015

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Chardonnay 2016

Kaapzicht Estate Rouge de Kaap 2015 (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cinsault)

Kanonkop CWG Paul Sauer 2014 (74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc)

Etienne le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon Auction Reserve 2014

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Windansea Pinot Noir 2016

Paul Cluver Auction Selection Pinot Noir 2015

Paul Cluver The Wagon Trail Chardonnay 2016

Simonsig Die Kluisenaar Roussanne – Marsanne 2016

Kanonkop CWG Pinotage 2015

Silverthorn Wines Big Dog III Méthode Cap Classique 2012

The Drift Farm Comfort Zone “Whole Bunch Tinta” 2016 (83% Tinta Baroccs, 8.5% Barbera, 8.5% Monastrell)

Tokara Tribute Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Villiera Drip Barrel Cabernet Franc 2015

Waterford Estate ‘1988 Kept Aside’ Chardonnay 2016

Waterford Estate BB 2014 (70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot)

Adi Badenhorst and Duncan Savage Love Boat White 2016 (28% Sauvignon Blanc, 21% Grenache Blanc, 21% Roussanne, 15% Semillon, 9% Chenin Blanc, 6% Viognier)

Leeu Passant Old Vines Cinsault 2015

Beaumont Family Wines Chenin Blanc Demi-Sec 2016

Bouchard Finlayson Auction Reserve Pinot Noir 2012

De Grendel Wooded Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Auction Reserve 2014 (70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot, 15% Cabernet Franc)

Johan Joubert Wines Granite Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Jordan Sophia 2014 (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc)

Kaapzicht Estate The Ultimate Vision 2015 (45% Pinotage, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot)

Louis Nel Wines Rapscallion 2015 (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Shiraz)

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Seadragon Pinot Noir 2015

Rijk’s CWG Chenin Blanc 2015

Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Auction Reserve 2015

B Vintners Inboet Storie Cinsaut 2016

Cederberg Teen Die Hoog Shiraz 2015

De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2015

DeMorgenzon Gravitas 2015 (78% Grenache, 18% Syrah, 2& Mourvèdre,2% Durif)

De Trafford Perspective 2015 (67% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon)

Ernie Els CWG 2015 (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz, 10% Cinsault)

Gottfried Mocke Wine Projects Pinot Noir 2016

Grangehurst Auction Blend 2014 (68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Petit Verdot, 9% Merlot)

Jordan CWG Chardonnay 2016

Mullineux Trifecta Chenin Blanc 2014

Nicky Versfeld Double Barrel Semillon 2016

Spier Auction Selection Frans K Smit 2013 (52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc)

Teddy Hall Wines ‘Hendrik Biebouw’ Chenin Blanc 2015

The Drift Farm Die Kans Vate 2013 (100% Barbera)

Edgebaston ‘Rooi Trekker’ Viognier 2015

Rust en Vrede CWG Auction Estate 2014 (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 5% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot)

Rijk’s CWG Pinotage 2014

Saronsberg Die Erf Shiraz 2014

Vriesenhof Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015

Hartenberg Estate CWG Auction Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Hartenberg Estate CWG Auction Shiraz 2014

Luddite ‘Daisy’s Turn’ Shiraz – Cabernet Sauvignon – Mourvèdre 2014

Teddy Hall Wines ‘Nico Theunissen’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


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