Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2016 results

May 31, 2016
by Christian
in News
with 6 Comments

Results of the fifteenth annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced earlier today. Total wines judged were 1067 (2015: 1082) and there were 35 golds, 113 silver medals  and 509 bronze medals. Top performers as follows:

Old Mutual Trophy for Most Successful Producer Overall
Delaire Graff Estate

American Express Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon, Old Mutual Trophy for Best Red Wine Overall
Delaire Graff Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013

Grande Roche Trophy for Best White Blend, Old Mutual Trophy for Best White Wine Overall
Tokara Director’s Reserve 2014

Harold Eedes Trophy for Best Chenin Blanc, Old Mutual International Judges’ Trophy, Old Mutual Trophy for Discovery of the Show (Best Value Gold Medallist)
Secret Cellar No. 235 2015 (Ultra Liquors)

Miele Trophy for Best Chardonnay
Rustenberg Five Soldiers 2013

Nestlé Pure Life Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc
Nederburg The Young Airhawk Wooded 2015

Riedel Trophy for Best Bordeaux-Style Red Blend
Gabriëlskloof The Blend 2013

Tony Mossop Trophy for Best Cape Port
KWV Classic Collection Cape Tawny NV

Trophy for Best Semillon
Franschhoek Vineyards 2014 (Franschhoek Cellar)

Susan Erasmus

Susan Erasmus of Vrede en Lust.

Trophy for Best Cabernet Franc
Vrede en Lust Artisan 2014

Trophy for Best Shiraz
Stellar Organics No Sulphur Added 2015

Best Shiraz Blend, winner of the Trophy for Best Non-Bordeaux Red Blend
Zonnebloem Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier 2014

Trophy for Best Pinotage
Brampton 2014

Trophy for Best Merlot
Groote Post 2014

Trophy for Best Unfortified Dessert Wine
Nederburg Private Bin Eminence Noble Late Harvest Muscadel 2012

Trophy for Best Fortified Dessert Wine
Landzicht Wit Muskadel 2015

Trophy for Best Museum Class Unfortified Dessert Wine and Trophy for Best Museum Class Wine Overall
Neethlingshof Short Story Collection Maria Noble Late Harvest 2009

Trophy for Best Museum Class Sauvignon Blanc
KWV Cathedral Cellar 2010

Trophy for Best Museum Class White Blend
Vergelegen G.V.B. 2012

Trophy for Best Museum Class Chardonnay
KWV The Mentors Chardonnay 2011

Trophy for Best Museum Class Chenin Blanc
Bosman Optenhorst  2011

Trophy for Best Museum Class Cape Port
KWV Limited Release Port 1948

Also Gold Medal Winners
De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2013 (Port)
Delaire Graff Chenin Blanc Swartland Reserve 2014
Delaire Graff Coastal Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Chenin Blanc Reserve 2015
Koelenbosch Houtverouderd Chenin Blanc 2014 (Koelenhof Winery)
Lanzerac Mrs. English Chardonnay 2011 (Museum Class)
Nederburg Private Bin Edelkeur Chenin Blanc Noble Late Harvest 2005 (Museum Class)
Neil Ellis Groenekloof Shiraz 2014
Neil Ellis Woolworths Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Perdeberg Winery The Dry Land Collection Chenin Blanc 2014
Rijk’s Reserve Chenin Blanc 2011
Stellenrust Sauvignon Blanc 2006 (Museum Class)
Tokara Reserve Collection Stellenbosch Syrah 2012
Vondeling Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

See full results here.


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  1. MISS YEGAS NAIDOOJune 5, 2016 at 7:16 pmReply

    Interesting and varying results, this year, in certain categories. I look forward to sampling some of the trophy winning wines at the KZN Roadshow in particular Susan Erasmus’ 2014 Artisan Cabernet Franc. Congratulations, too, to all the other accomplished female winemakers who have been accoladed.

  2. Kevin RJune 1, 2016 at 9:28 amReply

    Perdeberg Chenin always over delivers

  3. OwenMay 31, 2016 at 5:27 pmReply

    Year in year out the results from this show are so dissapointing but 2016 takes the cake as the worst.

    • ChristianMay 31, 2016 at 5:36 pmReplyAuthor

      Hi Owen, Please substantiate your comment.

  4. Nkulu MkhwanaziMay 31, 2016 at 5:09 pmReply

    Incredible how Rustenburg Five Soldiers has made the Chardonnay Trophy their own. Well deserved to all the trophy and gold winners

  5. Jason MessinaMay 31, 2016 at 4:49 pmReply

    Amazing set of results! Especially for Brampton, remarkable.

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