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Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition 2016 winners

August 26, 2016
by Christian
in News
with 5 Comments
Pinotage

Heavy hitters.

Results of the 20th annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition have just been announced, the winners as follows:

Diemersdal Reserve 2015
Flagstone Writer’s Block 2014
Fleur du Cap Unfiltered 2014
Kanonkop 2010
Knorhoek Two Clubs 2015
KWV The Mentors 2013
L’Avenir Single Block 2014
Perdeberg The Dryland Collection 2014
Rijk’s Reserve 2013
Rooiberg Reserve 2015

The 20 finalists were available for tasting and my top wines were as follows:

94
Kanonkop 2013
93
Rijk’s Reserve 2013
92
Delheim Vera Cruz 2014
L’Avenir Single Block 2014
Kanonkop 2010
90
Landskroon 2014
KWV The Mentors 2013

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5 Comments

  1. joeAugust 30, 2016 at 6:11 amReply

    Thanks, Christian.

  2. joeAugust 27, 2016 at 12:20 amReply

    I wonder how Kanonkop’s 2013 failed to make the Top 10. Any idea what gives?

    • ChristianAugust 27, 2016 at 6:53 amReplyAuthor

      Hi Joe,I understand it is the Pinotage Association’s policy to only reward one wine per producer – which for me is a bit like saying the All Blacks aren’t allowed to play in the next World Cup so as to give everybody else a chance.

  3. AJ du ToitAugust 26, 2016 at 6:24 pmReply

    Diemersdal, Perdeberg and Rooiberg are all very affordable.

  4. Colyn TruterAugust 26, 2016 at 5:50 pmReply

    Would be interested to see the Cellar Door/Retail Price range of these Top 10 Wines.

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