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Wine magazine Chenin Blanc Challenge 2011

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At R180 a bottle, not exactly everyday quaffing.
At R180 a bottle, not exactly everyday quaffing.

Results of the 16th annual Wine magazine Chenin Blanc Challenge have been announced. There were 111 entries compared to 133 in 2010.

Best overall
Perdeberg Rex Equus 2008

Best value:
Douglas Green 2010 (4 Stars vs. R31.50/bottle)

The top 12 (hypothetical mixed case):

Boschendal 2009
Fort Simon 2009
Graham Beck Bowed Head 2009
Katbakkies 2008
Jordan Barrel Fermented 2009
Kanu 2009
Kanu KCB 2007
Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Bush Vines 2010
Leopard’s Leap 2010*
Perdeberg Rex Equus 2008
Rijk’s Private Cellar Reserve 2007
Simonsig Chenin Avec Chêne 2009

The Perdeberg Rex Equus 2009 was rated 4½ Stars as was the Fort Simon 2009. The rest of the Top 12 were all rated 4 Stars. One other wine was rated 4 Stars, namely Rudera Platinum 2009.

For an historical overview of the competition, click here.

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