RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards 2016 results
By Christian Eedes, 22 June 2016
Results of the second annual RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards featuring Bordeaux-style red blends as made in South Africa are now out. 59 entries from 46 producers were received and these were tasted blind (labels out of site) by the three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.
Wines to rate 90 points or higher were as follows:
Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve Red 2013
Ernie Els Signature 2013
Mveme Raats MR de Compostella 2014
Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2014
Hartenberg The Mackenzie 2012
Spier Creative Block 5 2013
Vriesenhof Kallista 2010
Dombeya Fenix 2011
Eikendal Classique 2014
Uva Mira O.T.V. 2014
Creation Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot 2014
Diemersdal Private Collection 2014
Rustenberg John X Merriman 2013
As producer of the best wine overall, Groot Constantia won a new 300-litre Selection range barrel from Tonnellerie Sylvain worth nearly R14 000.
To read the tasting report in full, download the following: #RisCuraRedHot – Tasting Report 2016
To view a photo album of the awards function, CLICK HERE.
There is a public tastings of the top performing wines on 29 June in Cape Town. To buy tickets, CLICK HERE.
To find out more about RisCura, CLICK HERE.
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