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Topical pic: Spier Frans K. Smit – an icon in the...

The 2006 vintage of Spier Frans K. Smit (a blend of 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Shiraz and the rest equal parts of Cabernet Franc,...

Topical pic: Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2007 – perfect Cab?

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 is rated 5 Stars in Platter’s 2011. This is the latest in a string of awards that...

Topical pic: Platter’s 2011 White Wine of the Year is a...

Of the Five-Star rated wines in Platter’s, the red and white that receive the most positive votes from the judging panel are named Wines...

Topical pic: Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2008 rates Five Stars in Platter’s 2011…

...and the Barrel Fermented 2008 doesn’t. The way that Platter’s works is that all wines are tasted sighted (labels exposed), except for those nominated...

Topical pic: Peace and happiness in the Strydom household

In what must surely be unprecedented in the 31-year history of Platter’s, husband and wife Louis and Rianie Strydom were each responsible for wines...

Topical pic: Shannon Mount Bullet 2008 only Merlot to rate Five...

Mount Bullet 2008 from Elgin property Shannon Vineyards is the only example of Merlot to achieve Five Stars in Platter’s 2011, and the first...

Topical pic: Nedeburg is Platter’s 2011 Winery of the Year

The Winery of the Year award in the annual Platter’s guide is the personal selection of editor Philip van Zyl, after considering a variety...

Platter’s 2011: Wines rated Five Stars

The 2011 edition of Platter’s South African Wine Guide was launched yesterday, featuring over 6 000 wines from more than 800 producers, including 58...