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Concours Mondial 2012 results

By , 16 May 2012



Judging for the 2012 Concours Mondial was held over 4 to 6 May in Portugal and have now been announced. Top performing South African wines were as follows:


Great Gold Medal Winners (equivalent to a score of 92.5 to 100 on the 100-point scale)
Cloof Wine Estate The Very Sexy Shiraz 2009
Cirrus Syrah 2008
Cirrus Syrah 2009
Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Spier Wines Savanha Naledi Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Gold Medal Winners (equivalent to a score of 87 to 92.4 on the 100-point scale)
Abalone 1e Hoop Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Spier Wines 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2010
Boschendal 1685 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Brampton Shiraz 2009
Bellingham The Bernard Series Bush Vine Pinotage 2010
Dieu Donné the Cross Collection Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Douglas Green Chenin Blanc 2011
Du Toit Family Driehoek Shiraz 2010
Fairview Eenzaamheid 2009
Fairview Viognier 2010
Fairview La Beryl Blanc 2011
Fairview Primo Pinotage 2010
Franschhoek Cellar Franschhoek Statue de Femme Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2008
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Shiraz 2009
Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc 2011
La Motte Shiraz 2009
Rust en Vrede Stellenbosch Ridge 2009
Saronsberg Brut Methode Cap Classique 2008
Saronsberg Full Circle 2009
Spier Wines Savanha Naledi Merlot 2009
Spier Creative Block 3 2009
Spier Creative Block 8 2010
Spier Private Collection Merlot 2009
Spier Private Collection Shiraz 2009
Thelema Shiraz 2009


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    Tim James | 16 May 2012

    Interesting list – there’s even some coherence to it. They’ve almost exclusively chosen the richer, sweeter, more extracted, showier, more blockbusterish styles of wine (Thelema and La Motte excluded from that description – and there are a few others I don’t know at all). It is the style that tends to do well in such tastings, of course.

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