The Best Red Wines of 2020

By , 8 December 2020

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Introduction

winemag.co.za reviewed a total of 927 wines across 20 wine categories in its various reports sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient over the course of the year. Each report was based on the outcome of a blind tasting of wines entered within the specific category.

A Top 10 was then announced with the release of each successive report. Now the individual best wine per category plus ratings on the 100-point quality scale for all the Top 10 wines can be revealed. Next up, the best red wines.

Best Cape Bordeaux Red Blend

Zorgvliet Richelle 2017
Price: R350

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Winner of a new 225-litre Biodynamie barrel from Tonnellerie Sylvain.


Best Merlot

Vergelegen Reserve 2015
Price: R260


Best Niche Red Variety

Raats Family Cabernet Franc 2017
Price: R600

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Best Pinotage

B Vintners Liberté 2018
Price: R300

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Best Pinot Noir

Flying Cloud Sovereign of the Seas 2018
Price: R295

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Best Shiraz

Leeuwenkuil Heritage Syrah 2017
Price: R375

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Best Signature Red Blend

Rust en Vrede Estate 2017
Price: R450


Find out more

For tasting notes plus scores of all the Top 10 wines, download the following: Prescient Top 20 Wines South Africa 2020 – Best Reds

Shop online

Johannesburg boutique wine retailer Dry Dock Liquor is offering all the best in category wines for sale – buy now.

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