Prescient Sweet Wine & Fortifieds Report 2021: Top 10

By , 7 April 2021

Introduction

This year’s Sweet Wine & Fortifieds Report convened by Winemag.co.za and sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. Wines were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

Number of entries per category

1) Natural Sweet – two
2) Noble Late Harvest – 15
3) Straw – seven
4) Hanepoot – four
5) Muscadel – six
 6) Port-style – nine

Of the 42 wines reviewed in total, 23 rated 90-plus.

Top 10

The 10 best wines overall are:

96

Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2009
Price: R750
Wine of Origin: Western Cape
Abv: 17.66%

94

Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve 2015
Price: R550
Wine of Origin: Western Cape
Abv: 18.44%

94

Delaire Graff Cape Vintage 2018
Price: R460
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Abv: 20%

93

De Krans Muscat Blanc 2020
Price: R105
Wine of Origin: Klein Karoo
Abv: 15.22%

92

Allesverloren Fine Old Vintage 2014
Price: R160
Wine of Origin: Swartland
Abv: 19.27%


92

Boschendal Vin D’Or 2018
Price: R410 per 375ml bottle
Wine of Origin: Western Cape
Abv: 12.16%

92

Meerhof Mooistrooi 2020
Price: R300 per 500ml bottle
Wine of Origin: Swartland
Abv: 13.22%

92

Simonsig Cape Vintage Reserve 2015
Price: R185
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Abv: 19.2%

92

Villa Esposto Muscat D’ Alexandrie 2018
Price: R120 per 375ml bottle
Wine of Origin: Olifants River
Abv: 13.27%

92

Villa Esposto Muscat D’Alexandrie 2019
Price: R120 per 375ml bottle
Wine of Origin: Olifants River
Abv:12.89%

Meerhof, Swartland.

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: Prescient Sweet Wine & Fortifieds Report 2021

Shop online

Johannesburg boutique wine retailer Dry Dock Liquor is offering some of the wines in the Top 10 for sale – buy now.

Online retailer Wine-of-the-Month Club is offering a six-bottle mixed case selected from the Top 10 – buy now.

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