Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2017
Important dates to remember:
- Entries open: 20 April
- Entries close: 10 May
- Delivery of wine samples: 11 May
- Award ceremony and publication of the results: Early June
- Wines must be certified as South African. Only Bordeaux-style red blends will be accepted, with the style defined as wines made from two or more of the following varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot (NO OTHER VARIETIES PERMITTED).
- Wines must be specifically labelled as blends (no wines labelled as single variety but containing a fraction of the others allowed).
- Wines entered must be current release or soon to be released (minimum stock requirement: 100 x 6 bottles). Producers may enter as many different wines as they see fit.
- In the event a wine rates well, 6 bottles must be supplied for free to be served at the awards function in June.
An entry sample takes the form of two bottles plus the entry form and a technical analysis sheet. Samples must be delivered to 44 Liesbeek Road, Rosebank, Cape Town between 08h30 and 15h00 on Thursday 11 May. LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
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