Winemag.co.za is pleased to release the fifth annual Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report (previously known as the White Hot Wine Awards). There were 38 blends entered from 34 producers while for the first time, Wooded Sauvignon Blanc was included, and here we had 18 examples from 15 producers. Wines to rate 90 points or […]
Results of the fourth annual Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, convened by the producer body known as the Chenin Blanc Association, are now out. There were 136 entries in total and the winning wines are as follows: Cederberg Five Generations 2015 DeMorgenzon Reserve 2016 Fleur du Cap Unfiltered 2016 Nederburg Heritage Heroes The […]
Results of the 21st annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition have just been announced, the winners as follows: Delheim 2012 Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Reserve 2015 Flagstone Writer’s Block Single Vineyard 2015 Kanonkop 2012 Lanzerac Pionier 2014 Môreson MKM 2015 Niel Ellis Bottelary Hills 2015 Stellenbosch Vineyards Bushvine 2015 La Cave 2016 Windmeul Reserve 2015 The […]
The second annual Signature Red Blend Report is now out. 82 entries were received from 62 producers for this year’s competition. These were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by the three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale. Wines to rate 90 or higher on the 100-point quality scale were as follows: […]
Here are our eight most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2013 – 97 (read original review here) Gabriëlskloof Elodie Chenin Blanc 2016 – 95 (read original review here) Mont Blois Groot Steen Chenin Blanc 2016 – 95 (read original review here) Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvigon Blanc 2016 – […]
Results of Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017 were announced recently. 29 countries participated and 127 gold medals and 167 silver medals were awarded and the following South African wines featured: Gold Klein Constantia Brut 2013 Silver Le Lude Agrafé 2012 Le Lude Brut NV Le Lude Brut Rosé NV For full results, see […]
Here are our six most highly rated current-release wines of last month: David & Nadia Aristargos 2016 – 96 (read original review here) David & Nadia Siebritskloof Pinotage 2016 – 95 (read original review here) David & Nadia Chenin Blanc 2016 – 94 (read original review here) Nederburg The Anchormand Chenin Blanc 2016 – 94 […]
In much awaited news, Karl Lambour, the general manager of Stellenbosch cellar Tokara, has informed Winemag.co.za that Stuart Botha, currently of Eagles Nest in Constantia, will replace the outgoing Miles Mossop as winemaker. Botha and Mossop will work the 2018 harvest together, Mossop’s notice period ending on 31 May.