Platter’s 2013

October 30, 2012
by Christian
in News
with 9 Comments

Major achievers in Platter’s 2013:

Winery of the Year
Chamonix

Superquaffer of the Year
Muratie Melck’s Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

White Wine of the Year
Paul Cluver Noble Late Harvest 2011

Red Wine of the Year
Mullineux Family Syrah 2010

Wines rated Five Stars:

Cabernet Franc
Raka 2009
Von Ortloff Quintessence 2008
Warwick 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon
Delaire Graff Laurence Graff Reserve 2009

Pinotage
Cape Chamonix Greywacke 2010
Kanonkop 2010

Pinot Noir
Chamonix Reserve 2011
Newton Johnson Family Vineyards 2011

Shiraz
Boschendal Cecil John Reserve 2010
Cederberg CWG Auction Reserve Teen die Hoog 2010
Delheim Vera Cruz 2009
Fable Bobbejaan 2010
Fairview Jakkalsfontein 2009
Mullineux Family Schist 2010
Mullineux Family Syrah 2010
Raka Biography 2010
Saronsberg 2010
Simonsig Merindol Syrah 2010

Red Blends
Columella 2010
Dalla Cia Giorgio 2007
Fleur du Cap Lazlo 2008
Keets First Verse 2010
Ken Forrester The Gypsy 2009
La Motte Pierneef Shiraz Viognier 2010
MR De Compostella 2009
Nico van der Merwe Mas Nicolas Cape 2007

Chardonnay
Boschendal Reserve 2011
Chamonix Reserve 2011
Hamilton Russell Vineyards 2011
Jordan CWG Auction Reserve 2011
Jordan Nine Yards 2011

Chenin Blanc
Alheit Cartology 2011
Beaumont Hope Marguerite 2011
Botanica 2011
DeMorgenzon Reserve 2010
Jean Daneel Signature 2011
KWV Cathedral Cellar 2011
Sadie Family Skurfberg 2011
Spice Route 2011

Sauvignon Blanc
Fryer’s Cove 2011
Graham Beck Pheasant’s Run 2012
Tokara Walker Bay 2012

White Blends
AA Badenhorst Family 2010
Cape Chamonix Reserve 2011
Cape Point CWG Auction Reserve 2011
David Aristargos 2011
Fairview Nurok 2011
Flagstone Treaty Tree Reserve 2010
Miles Mossop Saskia 2011
Nederburg Ingenuity 2011
Nederberg Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Private Bin D252 2012
Nitida Coronata Integration 2011
Rall 2011
Tokara Director’s Reserve 2011

Méthode Cap Classique
Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Brut Reserve 2008
Villiera Monro Brut 2007

Dessert Wine Unfortified
Fairview La Beryl Blanc 2011
Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest 2011
Mullineux Family Straw Wine 2011
Nederburg Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest 2011
Paul Cluver Noble Late Harvest 2011

Fortified Wine
De Krans The Last Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2010

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9 Comments

  1. SmirrieNovember 10, 2012 at 11:44 amReply

    The hrv chardonnay is just amazing

  2. KwispedoorNovember 1, 2012 at 8:56 amReply

    Thx, Mark!

  3. markNovember 1, 2012 at 8:31 amReply

    kwispedoor, check out eatery jhb in parkmore for botanica wines, they have stocked them for some time.

  4. KwispedoorOctober 31, 2012 at 10:31 amReply

    Thanks, Hennie! I’m up here in Tappet Valley (Gauteng), so Caroline’s is not an option for me. At least they’re on my radar screen now.    *cue Jaws theme music* 

  5. Louis FerreiraOctober 31, 2012 at 10:22 amReply

    Must say this is the best line-up of 5 star wines I have seen in a long time. Glad to see others share the same view. Kudos.

  6. Hennie @ BatonageOctober 31, 2012 at 9:32 amReply

    @Kwispedoor – I’ve only seen the Botanica Chenin stocked at Caroline’s – its a cracker and worth the hunt to find it. 

  7. SmirrieOctober 31, 2012 at 8:10 amReply

    Many of the wine i punted on my own list made it. Mullineux deserve the red wine of the year. Im a bit sad their chenin didnt made it. 

    Great list of five stars wine. 

    And more important is the platter guide available at the bookshops.

    • ChristianOctober 31, 2012 at 9:30 amReplyAuthor

      Available from the second half of November at selected bookstores and retailers country-wide. Recommended retail price of R169.95.

  8. KwispedoorOctober 30, 2012 at 10:44 pmReply

    There will always be controversial exclusions, but what a whoppingly good list of wines! I must say, I’ve never even seen a bottle of that Botanica (or any of their other wines). Must get to taste that.
    Curious that the Alheit Cartology 2011 is listed under Chenin and not White Blends: it’s neither labelled as a Chenin nor is it a pure cultivar wine (blended with 8% red and white Semillon).
    Congratulations Gottfried, you wizard!

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