Things you need to know about the 32nd edition of Platter’s South African Wine Guide: colour “Karoo sun yellow with type in Atlantic blue foil”. Over 7 000 wines from more than 900 producers tasted. 45 wines rated 5 Stars (see here). Pages: 620 – 12 more than 2011 and biggest ever. Suggested retail price: R159.95 a copy.
Red wine of the Year: Chamonix Pinot Noir Reserve 2010
White wine of the Year: Badsberg Badslese 2009
Superquaffer of the Year: The Wolftrap White 2010
Winery of the Year: Boekenhoutskloof
Winery of the Year – Previous
2008: Cape Point Vineyards
2010: Sadie Family Wines