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Platter’s 2013

Major achievers in Platter's 2013: Winery of the Year Chamonix Superquaffer of the Year Muratie Melck’s Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 White Wine of the Year Paul Cluver Noble Late Harvest...

Platter’s 2012: Wines rated 5 Stars

45 wines out of a total of 140 nominated have earned a rating of 5 Stars in Platter’s 2012 (compared to 58 out of...

Tulbagh Mountain Vineyards Woolworths Limited Release Spectrum 2008

Spectrum 2008 was made by Callie Louw during his brief stint at Tulbagh Mountain Vineyards and drinking it yesterday I can see why Marc...

Topical pic: The hippy hippy shake

“If this doesn’t sell wine, then nothing well,” says Rudiger Gretschel, chief winemaker of wine producer wholesaler Vinimark, responsible for the biodynamic certified Reyneke...

Topical pic: Spier Frans K. Smit – an icon in the...

The 2006 vintage of Spier Frans K. Smit (a blend of 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Shiraz and the rest equal parts of Cabernet Franc,...

Topical pic: Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2007 – perfect Cab?

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 is rated 5 Stars in Platter’s 2011. This is the latest in a string of awards that...

Topical pic: Platter’s 2011 White Wine of the Year is a...

Of the Five-Star rated wines in Platter’s, the red and white that receive the most positive votes from the judging panel are named Wines...

Topical pic: Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2008 rates Five Stars in Platter’s 2011…

...and the Barrel Fermented 2008 doesn’t. The way that Platter’s works is that all wines are tasted sighted (labels exposed), except for those nominated...