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Sweet Wine Report 2018

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The inaugural Sweet Wine Report is now out, the focus being on 1) Natural Sweet; 2) Noble Late Harvest; 3) Straw Wine; 4) Hanepoot and 5) Muscadel.

Wines were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by the three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

Wines to rate 90 or higher were as follows:

Natural Sweet
92

Dornier Froschkönig Chenin Blanc 2016

91
Glen Carlou The Welder Chenin Blanc 2016    

90
Thelema Vin De Hel Muscat Late Harvest 2015   
Thelema Semillon Late Harvest 2014      

Noble Late Harvest
93

Buitenverwachting 1769 2015    

92
Doisy Daëne Barsac 2015
Joostenberg Chenin Blanc 2017           

91
GlenWood Grand Duc Noblesse NV
Nederburg Winemasters 2017  

90
Delaire Graff Sunburst 2015       
GlenWood Grand Duc Noblesse 2014
Lourensford Limited Release 2014
Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Neetlingshof The Short Story Collection Maria 2017    

Straw
91

Orange River Cellars 2017    

90
Boplaas Ouma Cloete 2016 
Meinert Semillon 2014
Orange River Cellars 2016

Hanepoot
92

Daschbosch 2015

90
Boplaas The 1932 Block 2015 

Muscadel
92

Nuy Rooi Muskadel 2010             

91
Boplaas Heritage Collection 2013         
Nuy Barbieri Idro Rooi Muskadel 2013
Orange River Cellars Red 2017              
Rooiberg Red 2016

90
Allesverloren Red 2018            
Orange River Cellars White 2017

To read the tasting report in full, download the following: Sweet Wine Report 2018

To view a photo album of the celebration lunch, click here.

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