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Platter’s 2011: Wines rated Five Stars

November 17, 2010
by Christian
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Publisher of Platter's Andrew McDowall.

Publisher of Platter's Andrew McDowall.

The 2011 edition of Platter’s South African Wine Guide was launched yesterday, featuring over 6 000 wines from more than 800 producers, including 58 newcomers.

The guide includes 58 wines rated Five Stars, of which 24 were red, 23 were white, five were unfortified sweet wine, four were Port and two were Méthode Cap Classique. There were a further 92 so-called “Highly Recommended” (wines nominated for Five Stars but not endorsed in the final panel tasting conducted blind).

The Five-Star wines for 2011 are:

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Boekenhoutskloof 2008
  • Delaire Graff Reserve 2008
  • Kanonkop 2007
  • Klein Constantia 2008
  • Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2007
  • Le Riche CWG Auction Reserve 2007

Grenache

  • Neil Ellis Vineyard Selections 2008

Pinot Noir

  • Meerlust 2008
  • Newton Johnson Domaine 2009

Pinotage

  • Beyerskloof Diesel 2008

Shiraz

  • Boschendal Cecil John Reserve 2008
  • De Trafford 2008 (Red Wine of the Year)
  • Eagles’ Nest 2008
  • Haskell Pillars 2008
  • Rijk’s Private Cellar 2005
  • Saxenburg Select Limited Release 2006

Merlot

  • Shannon Mount Bullet 2008

Red Blends

  • Ernie Els Signature 2007
  • Graham Beck Ad Honorem 2007
  • Hartenberg The Mackenzie Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2007
  • Nederburg Ingenuity Red 2007
  • Reyneke Reserve Red 2008
  • Spier Frans K. Smit 2006
  • Vergelegen Red 2005

Chardonnay

  • Groot Constantia Gouverneurs 2009
  • Julien Schaal 2009
  • Mulderbosch 2008
  • Rustenberg Five Soldiers 2008

Chenin Blanc

  • Botanica 2009
  • StellenRust ‘45’ Barrel Fermented 2009

Grenache Blanc

  • The Foundry 2009

Sauvignon Blanc

  • Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run 2010
  • Klein Constantia Perdeblokke 2009
  • Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2009
  • The Berrio 2009
  • Zevenwacht 360° 2009

White Blends

  • Cape Point Isliedh 2009
  • Hermanuspietersfontein Die Bartho 2009
  • Lammershoek Roulette Blanc 2009
  • Nederburg Ingenuity White 2009
  • Nederburg Sauvignon Blanc-Chardonnay Private Bin D253 2009
  • Rall White 2009
  • Sadie Family Palladius 2009
  • Steenberg Magna Carta 2009
  • Steenberg CWG Auction Reserve The Magus 2009
  • Strandveld Adamastor 2009
  • Tokara Director’s Reserve White 2009

Méthode Cap Classique

  • Topiary Blanc de Blancs Brut 2008
  • Villiera Monro Brut 2005

Dessert Wine, Unfortified

  • Fairview La Beryl Blanc 2009
  • Fleur du Cap Bergkelder Selection Noble Late Harvest 2009 (White Wine of the Year)
  • Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2006
  • Nederburg Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest 2009
  • Nederburg Private Bin Edelkeur 2009

Port

  • Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve 2008
  • De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2008
  • De Krans Cape Tawny NV
  • JP Bredell Cape Vintage Reserve 2007

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