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Medal count for Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012

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OMTWS international judge Tom Cannavan

Judging at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show was completed yesterday. There were a total of 1 023 entries from 224 producers (compared to 1 070 entries from 225 producers in 2011). It was reported that 42 gold medals (25 in 2011), 178 silver (116 in 2011) and 390 bronze (430 in 2011)were awarded. Of the 42 gold medals, white wines took 24, reds 12, Noble Late Harvest two, Port two and Muscadel two. Seven of the golds were to museum class entries.

The entry breakdown of the major classes was as follows: Shiraz 136; Chardonnay 96; Cabernet Sauvignon 94; Bordeaux-style red blends 104; Sauvignon Blanc 105; Merlot 51; Pinotage 54; Chenin Blanc 62; Pinot Noir 22, MCC 25; Rosé/Blanc de Noir 14, Semillon 13, Viognier 14 and Riesling 11.

Results are announced on 30 May.  Public tastings take place on Friday 8 June at the Sandton Sun (18h00 – 21h00) and on Friday 15 June at the CTICC (17h00 – 20h30).  Tickets are available via Computicket at www.computicket.com and cost R100 if purchased by 27 May or R120 thereafter or at the door.

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