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2015 TAJ Classic Wine Trophy results


Classic Wine Trophy logoResults of the French judged Classic Wine Trophy competition sponsored by Cape Town hotel TAJ just out.

Best MCC
Secret Cellar Blanc de Blancs

Best White Wines
Boutinot Mon Vieux Hell’s Heights Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Delaire Graff White Reserve 2012
De Morgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014
Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2014
Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay 2014

Best Red Wines
Bellingham The Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah 2013
Boschkloof Epilogue 2012
Chamonix Greywacke Pinotage 2012
Groot Constantia Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Groot Constantia Merlot 2013
Groot Constantia Pinotage 2013
Morgenster 2001
Saronsberg Full Circle 2012
Sumaridge Pinot Noir 2012
Webersburg 2011


  1. I had to look up “Mon Vieux Semillon 2014”. Is it the same as the Boutinot Mon Vieux Acquifier Semillon? If so, I take it the wine is also, like the 2013, made from Swartland grapes. It’s not every day that you see a varietal Semillon from the Swartland. Interesting…

    • It is indeed from the Boutinot Mon Vieux Aquifer Semillon (wine now listed with full designation above) with grapes sourced a Swartland vineyard planted in 1966. My notes and score for the 2014: Lime and white peach plus vanilla. Some oxidative character. Rich and full with tangy acidity – rustic but definitely has interest. Score: 88/100.

    • Thanks, Marinda. Duly corrected – I was shown the Semillon by the organisers the day before and hence the confusion.

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