10-Year-Old Wine Report 2023

By , 7 March 2023




This year’s 10-Year-Old Wine Report convened by Winemag.co.za is now out. There were 62 entries from 37 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

Best Wines

Below are the nine best wines overall. Some of these feature in the 2013 vintage theme online auction that Strauss & Co is currently running – click on the relevant links below to place a bid.



Tokara Director’s Reserve White 2013
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Abv: 13.63%


Tokara Reserve Collection Chardonnay 2013
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Abv: 14.35%


Black Oystercatcher Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Wine of Origin: Elim
Abv: 13% 


Constantia Glen Two 2013
Wine of Origin: Constantia
Abv: 13.5%



Ernie Els Signature 2013
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Abv: 14.75%


De Grendel Shiraz 2013
Wine of Origin: Coastal Region
Abv: 14.5%


Keet First Verse 2013
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Abv: 14.5%


Boschendal 300 2013
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Abv: 14%



Nuy Wit Muskadel 2013
Wine of Origin: Nuy
Abv: 17%

Ernie Els Wines, Stellenbosch.

About the Report

Just how well do modern-era South African wines perform as they get older? One of the most important measures of great wine is that it should be age-worthy, that is it should become more pleasurable and more interesting to drink with time in the bottle and the annual 10-Year-Old Wine Report sets out to examine precisely this.

In-depth analysis

To read the report in full, including key findings, tasting notes for the top wines and scores on the 100-point quality scale for all wines entered, download the following: 10-Year-Old Wine Report 2023


Ernie Els Wines, as producer of the best wine overall, won wins a re-corked bottle of GS Cabernet Sauvignon 1968 sponsored by Amorim Cork.




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    Gareth | 14 March 2023

    I always find the 10-year old reports to be fascinating reading. I can appreciate a lot of work goes into organising them, but my only wish is that some more big names would take part. I’d love to see the results from 10-year old wines from Le Riche’s, Hartenbergs, etc.

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