Top 100 SA Wines 2015 – Results

Results of the Top 100 SA Wines 2015 competition convened by Robin von Holdt of Buybetterwine.com and chaired by Tim Atkin MW were announced last night. According to the official media release, there were 500 entries from 140 wineries. White wines enjoyed a total listing of 38, red wines 52, Natural Sweet four, Cap Classique […]

April 16, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Jakob’s Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 and 2011

When it comes to reds, the wards of Hemel-en-Aarde are Pinot Noir country but Jakob’s Vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge is rapidly making a name for itself as a Cabernet Sauvignon producer. The 2006 won the trophy for best museum class Cab at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show while the 2011 placed among […]

October 1, 2014
by Christian
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Top 100 SA Wines 2014 results

The Top 100 SA Wines competition, now in its fourth year, attracted 491 entries up 15% on 2013. Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon won a “Wine Consistency Award”, the only wine to feature among the winners in each of the four tastings to date. “Vineyard Consistency Awards” (for which read most successful producers) were also […]

April 10, 2014
by Christian
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Flagstone Treaty Tree Reserve 2011

In South Africa recently to chair the fourth annual fourth annual Top 100 SA Wine competition, Tim Atkin MW declared himself “slightly underwhelmed” with the Sauvignon Blanc that he encountered. “It seems producers aren’t sure of what style to make. Sauvignon Blanc shouldn’t have the same texture as Chardonnay. I don’t mind a bit of […]

April 1, 2014
by Christian
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Chenin Blanc – The Unplayed Card?

“There should be more excitement about South Africa. The gap in price between entry level and fine wine is smaller than any other country in the world,” says Tim Atkin MW and in South Africa to chair the fourth annual Top 100 SA Wine competition. “It’s a vicious circle – too much South African wine […]

March 24, 2014
by Christian
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Credo Chenin Blanc 2010

Stellenbosch Vineyards, formerly known as the “the company of wine people” has been enjoying success with its Credo Chenin Blanc 2010 – a place among this year’s Top 100 SA Wines and a silver medal at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Including a portion of Viognier, it was fermented and matured in 300-litre barrels, […]

June 18, 2013
by Christian
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Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2010

Did the Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2010 from Wellington property Doolhof deserve to place among the winners at this year’s Top 100 SA Wines competition? While I certainly don’t think it’s at the very pinnacle of what the local wine industry is capable of, it’s quite good in a particular style – it shows ultra-ripe […]

August 16, 2012
by Christian
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Top 100 SA Wines 2012 results

The second annual Top 100 SA Wines competition saw 366 entries tasted compared to 39o in 2011. Top performing producer with five wines among the winners was Jordan. Here is the full list of winners in alphabetical order: Allée Bleue Isabeau 2011 Allée Bleue Pinotage 2009 Alvi’s Drift AD Chardonnay 2011 Alvi’s Drift AD CVC […]

April 20, 2012
by Christian
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