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RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2016 results

September 7, 2016
by Christian
in News, Special Projects
with 2 Comments

LogoResults of the fourth annual RisCura White Hot Wine Awards are now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 35 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends from 31 South African producers, either currently available or soon to be released, and then undertaking a blind tasting.

Wines to rate 90 points or higher on the 100-point quality scale were as follows:

94
Iona One Man Band White 2015
Strandveld Adamastor 2014
Tokara Director’s Reserve 2014

93
Constantia Uitsig Natura Vista 2014

92
Trizanne Signature Wines Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015

91
Barton Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015
Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2015
Creation Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015
Delaire Graff White Reserve 2014
Highlands Road Sine Cera 2014
KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015
Vrede en Lust Barrique 2014

90
Nitida Coronata Integration 2015
Mulderbosch Faithful Hound White 2014
Zorgvliet Simoné 2015

As producer of the best wine overall, Iona won a new 225-litre barrel from Tonnellerie Sylvain.

To read the tasting report in full, download the following: #RisCuraWhiteHot – Tasting Report

To view a photo album of the awards function, CLICK HERE.

There will be public tastings of the top performing wines. To buy tickets for the Cape Town event on 29 September, CLICK HERE. To buy tickets for the Johannesburg event on 5 October, CLICK HERE.

To find out more about RisCura, CLICK HERE.

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  1. David ClarkeSeptember 8, 2016 at 12:43 pmReply

    Apart from the Trizanne (which I am involved with) – the best two wines for me were the Tokara and Delaire Graff. So solid and delicious. The Tokara for me is the SA benchmark of the style (across vintages).

    • Kevin RSeptember 8, 2016 at 9:59 pmReply

      Major fan of the Bowline by Ghost Corner. The 2012 reminded me of Cape Point Vineyards SB Reserve 2003 which did so well in the tri-nations.

      The Nitida CI 2014 was immense

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