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2013 RE:CM 10 Year Old Wine Awards finalists announced

By , 4 March 2013



The 10 highest rated wines in the 2013 RE:CM 10 Year Old Wine Awards are today revealed as part the countdown to the announcement of the overall winners.

By way of background, there were 73 entries and the judging panel was chaired by me and also included Nkulu Mkhwanazi, wine entrepreneur and Jörg Pfützner, internationally trained and certified sommelier. Results were audited by chartered accountants and business advisers PKF.

The 10 finalists are dominated by wines made from Stellenbosch vineyards but Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington are also represented by Chamonix, Vilafonté and Boekenhoutskloof respectively.

The 10 top-scoring wines are:

Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2003

Chamonix Troika 2003

Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2003

Morgenster 2003

Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2003

Remhoogte Estate Wine 2003

Rudera Syrah 2003

Tokara 2003

Uitkyk Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2003

Vilafonté Series C 2003

The wines which placed in the Top Three will be made public on Thursday 14 March.


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    Mike Ratcliffe | 7 March 2013

    Exciting stuff for South Africa.
    Cottoning on to the fact that heritage and track-record are the most powerful selling tools for the high-end wine industry. Indispensable for greatness.

    So, who gets invited to the dinner????

    Nkulu Mkhwanazi | 4 March 2013

    Impressive lineup indeed. I was also surprised and disappointed by Pinotage and Pinotage blends. I would have expected one or two to make the top 10.

    Angela Lloyd | 4 March 2013

    Interesting that Bordeaux blends and syrah dominate the list … okay, what I mean is, wot no pinotage (except the Remhoogte might have some in the blend).

    Christian | 4 March 2013

    Hi James, A full tasting report (with tasting notes for all of the 51 wines to rate 3 Stars and up) will be available on Thursday 14 March.

    James Pietersen | 4 March 2013

    Hi Christian. Do you have scores for these wines or will these be released on Thursday as well.

    Hennie @ Batonage | 4 March 2013

    That is a very impressive line up indeed. Definitely names one would expect to hear of in a line up like this.

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