The International Wine and Spirits Competition 2017 were announced recently. Local wines winning the top accolade of “Gold Outstanding” (93+ on the 100-point scale) were as follows: Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Nedeburg Private Bin Edelkeur 2013 Spier 21 Gables Pinotage 2015 For full results, click here.
Here are our five most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Raats Eden Cabernet Franc 2015 – 97 (read original review here) Sadie Family Wines The Old Vine Series Skurfberg 2016 – 96 (read original review here) B Vintners Haarlem to Hope 2016 – 95 (read original review here) Raats Eden Chenin Blanc 2015 […]
Best wine overall in the fifth annual Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report was the Nitida Coronata Integration 2016 and the prize for producing this a new 225-litre Sylvain Blanc barrel worth €805 (equivalent to R12 430 at the current exchange rate). Here Winemag.co.za editor Christian Eedes can be seen with Nitida owner Bernhard Veller […]
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 were as follows: 92 Joostenberg Bakermat 2015 Price: […]
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 – […]