Platter’s 2018

November 3, 2017
by Christian
in News
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The big kahuna.

Major achievers in Platter’s 2018:

White Wine of the Year: The Foundry Grenache Blanc 2015
Red Wine of the Year: Nederburg Two Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Dessert Wine of the Year Unfortified: Klein Constatia Vin de Constance 2013
Dessert Wine of the Year Fortified: Beaumont Starboard Dessert Wine NV
Winery of the Year: Raats Family Wines

Wineries are assigned an individual taster – all wines which received a sighted rating of either Four and Half Stars (90+ on the 100-point scale) or nominated for Five Stars (95+)  went through to a blind taste-off, some 900 wines in the running. Those endorsed as Five Stars as follows:

MCC
Colmant Brut Chardonnay NV
Poncrácz Desiderius 2009
Steenberg Lady R 2012

Chardonnay
DeMorgenzon Reserve 2016
Jordan Barrel Fermented 2016
Julien Schaal Confluence 2016
Paserene 2015
Richard Kershaw Elgin Clonal Selection 2016
Richard Kershaw Deconstructed Lake District Bokkeveld Shales CY95 2016
Warwick The White Lady 2016

Chenin Blanc
Alvi’s Drift Albertus Viljoen 2015
Beaumont Hope Marguerite 2016
Botanica Mary Delany 2016
Carinus Rooidraai 2016
David & Nadie Hoë-Steen 2016
David & Nadia Skaliekop 2016
Jordan Inspector Péringuey 2016
Kaapzicht The 1947 2016
Mout Abora Koggelbos 2015
Perdeberg Dryland Collection Barrel Fermented 2016
Raats Eden High Density Single Vineyard 2015
Raats Old Vine 2016
Raats Original 2016
Reverie 2016
Sadie Skurfberg 2016
Stellenrust 52 Barrel Fermented 2016
Thistle & Weed Duwweltjie 2016

Grenache Blanc
Elemental Bob Retro 2016
The Foundry 2015

Riesling
Paul Cluver Close Encounter 2016

Sauvignon Blanc
Constantia Glen 2017
David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner 2016
Hermanuspietersfontein Kat met die Houtbeen 2015
Highlands Road White Road 2015
Oak Valley Fountain of Youth 2017
Van Loveren Christina van Loveren 2017

Semillon
Alheit La Colline 2016
Constantia Uitsig 2015
Shannon 2016

White Blends
AA Badenhorst White 2015
B Vintners Haarlem to Hope 2016
Cape Point Isliedh 2016
Delaire Graff Reserve White 2015
Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve White 2015
Olifantsberg White 2016
Sadie Palladius 2015
Sadie T’Voetpad 2016
Savage White 2016

Cabernet Franc
Môreson 2015
Raats 2015
Raats Eden High Density Single Vineyard 2015

Cabernet Sauvignon
Bartinney 2014
Delaire Graff Reserve 2015
Edgebaston David Finlayson GS 2014
Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection 2015
Nederburg Two Centuries 2014
Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard 2014
Rustenberg Peter Barlow 2012
Stark-Condé Three Pines 2015
The Stellenbosch Reserve Ou Hoofgebou 2015
Uva Mira The Mira 2015

Cinsaut
Sadie Pofadder 2016

Merlot
Shannon Mount Bullet 2014

Pinotage
B Vintners Liberté 2016
Flagstone Writer’s Block 2015
Lanzerac Pionier 2015
Neil Ellis Bottelary Hills 2015

Pinot Noir
Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak 2015
Creation The Art of Pinot Noir 2016
Oak Valley Groenlandberg 2016
Richard Kershaw Elgin Clonal Selection 2016

Shiraz/Syrah
Boekenhoutskloof 2015
Cederberg 2015
De Trafford Blueprint 2015
Eagles’ Nest 2014
Hartenberg Gravel Hill 2013
Nico van der Merwe 2015
Remhoogte Reserve 2015
Richard Kershaw Elgin Clonal Selection 2015
Trizanne Reserve 2016

Red blends – Cape Bdx
Chamonix Troika 2015
Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2014
Longridge Ekliptika 2015
Muratie Ansela van de Caab 2013
Mveme Raats MR de Compostella 2015
Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot Private Bin R109 2014
Ridgeback Signature C 2015
Spier Auction Selection Frans K Smit 2013
The Stellenbosch Reserve Vanderstel 2015
Zorgvliet Richelle 2015

Red blends – Signature
Bellingham Small Barrel SMV 2014
Cape Wine Company Erasmus Family 2015
Eikendal Charisma 2015
JC Wickens Swerwer 2016
Le Sueur Paradoks
Lingen 2014
Rust en Vrede 1694 Classification 2014
The Winery of Good Hope Radford Dale Black Rock 2015
Waterford The Jem 2012

Dessert Wine, Fortified
Daschbosch Hanepoot 2015
Orange River White Muscadel 2016

Dessert Wine, Unfortified
Donkiesbaai Hooiwijn Vin de Paille 2016
Groot Constantia Grand Constance 2014
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2013
Miles Mossop  Kika Noble Late Harvest 2016
Mullineux Essence Straw Wine 2012
Mullineux Straw Wine 2016
Perdeberg Dryland Collection Longevity Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc 2016
Tokara Noble Late Harvest 2016

Port-style
Beaumont Starboard Dessert Wine NV
Delaire Graff  Cape Vintage 2015

Note: Winemag.co.za editor Christian Eedes tasted for Platter’s from 2010 to 2012 but subsequently resigned his position.

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  1. Kevin RNovember 4, 2017 at 4:12 pmReply

    Well done Raats. #HighDensity

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