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Tanzer’s Top 20


Stephen Tanzer is editor and publisher of the critically acclaimed bimonthly International Wine Cellar, an independent journal read in all 50 US states and 34 countries. He samples over 10 000 wines annually (it is not clear whether he tastes sighted or blind) and the March – April 2011 issue features a comprehensive review of South African wines currently available in the US. Here are his 20 top wines:

Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2006

De Trafford Straw Wine 2007
Morgenster 2005
Rustenberg Peter Barlow 2005
Sadie Family Wines Columella 2007
Vergelegen Red 2004
Vergelegen White 2009

De Toren Fusion V 2008
De Trafford Wines Elevation 393 2006
Glenelly Lady May 2008
Julien Schaal Chardonnay Mountain Vineyards 2009
Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc Perdeblokke 2009
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2005
Mvemve Raats MR de Compostella 2008
Niels Verburg Shiraz 2007
Rust en Vrede Estate 2007
Rustenberg Peter Barlow 2006
Sadie Family Wines Columella 2008
Sadie Family Wines Palladius 2009
Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2010


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