The sixth annual Chardonnay Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 60 of South Africa’s most high-profile examples, either currently available or soon to be released, and then subjecting them to a blind tasting.
Wines to rate 90 or higher on the 100-point quality scale were as follows:
DeMorgenzon Reserve 2015
Groot Constantia 2015
Kershaw Deconstructed Lake District Bokkeveld Shale CY95 2015
Tokara Reserve Collection Stellenbosch 2015
Kershaw Elgin Clonal Selection 2015
Sterhuis Barrel Selection 2015
Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve 2015
De Wetshof Bateleur 2014
Kershaw Deconstructed Groenland Mountain Bokkeveld Shale CY548 2015
Uva Mira The Single Tree 2015
Rustenberg Stellenbosch 2015
Bartinney Hourglass 2015
Chamonix Reserve 2015
Evidence 2015 (Sophie & Julien Schaal)
Kershaw Deconstructed Groenland Mountain Koffieklip CY96 2015
Longridge Clos du Ciel 2014
Matthew Van Heerden Signature Wines 2015
Oak Valley Elgin 2015
Paul Cluver Seven Flags 2015
Radford Dale 2015
StellenRust Barrel Fermented 2015
Vergelegen Reserve 2015
Warwick White Lady 2015
Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale 2014
Longridge Organic 2015
Rustenberg Five Soldiers 2014
To read the tasting report in full, download the following: Prescient Chardonnay Report 2016.
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