There are six judges, one from each participating country with Michael Fridjhon representing South Africa, and each judge is set the task of selecting 100 wines across 15 classes with a maximum of 10 in any one class. A trophy is awarded for the top scoring wine in each class.
Top Three Trophies
Wine of Show: USA – Roederer Estate L’Ermitage Brut Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2007
White Wine of Show: USA – Anthony Road Dry Riesling 2014
Red Wine of Show: New Zealand – Akarua Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2014
New Zealand won seven classes; Australia five; Canada two; and Chile won one.
Top Wine of the Class Trophies
The USA won six, New Zealand four, South Africa four, and Australia one.
SA won the following trophies:
Cabernet Sauvignon – Rustenberg Peter Barlow 2010
Other Red Varieties – Rijk’s Reserve Pinotage 2012
Shiraz/Syrah – Cederberg 2013
White Blends – Stark Condé The Field Blend 2015
Double Golds for SA were as follows:
Bordeaux blends – Gabriëlskloof 2013
Bordeaux blends – Uva Mira OTV 2013
Cabernet Sauvignon – Nederburg II Centuries 2012
Chardonnay – Kershaw Clonal Selection 2014 (2nd Place)
Dessert wines – Nederburg Private Bin Edelkeur 2005
Other red blends – Eikendal Charisma 2013 (2nd Place)
Other red blends – Saronsberg Full Circle 2014
Other white varieties – Bellingham The Bernard Series Whole Bunch Roussanne 2015
Other white varieties – KWV The Mentors Grenache Blanc 2014
Riesling – Spioenkop 2015
White blends – Nitida Coronata Integration 2014
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