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Platter’s 2014

By , 8 November 2013

Dove egg blue. Maybe.

Dove egg blue. Maybe.

Major achievements in Platter’s South African Wine Guide 2014:

Winery of the year
Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines

Superquaffer of the Year
Boland Kelder Five Climates Chenin Blanc 2013

White Wine of the Year
DeMorgenzon Maestro White 2012

Red Wine of the Year
Newton Johnson Windansea 2012

Wines rated 5 Stars:

Méthode Cap Classique
Klein Constantia Brut 2010
Silverthorn The Green Man Blanc de Blancs 2010

Chamonix Reserve 2012
Hamilton Russell 2012
Newton Johnson Family Vineyards 2012
Richard Kershaw Elgin Clonal Selection 2012

Chenin Blanc
Alheit Radio Lazarus 2012
Beaumont Hope Marguerite 2012
Botanica Old Vine 2012
DeMorgenzon Reserve 2012
Jean Daneel Signature 2012
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2012
Mullineux Family Schist 2012
Opstal Carl Everson 2012
Reyneke 2012
Sadie Family Skurfberg 2012
Stellenrust 48 Barrel Fermented 2012

Grenache Blanc
The Foundry 2012
AA Badenhorst Family CWG Auction Reserve White Grenache Vuilgoed 3 2012

Simonsig CWG Auction Reserve The Russety One 2012

Sauvignon Blanc
Cederberg David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Wild Ferment 2012
Klein Constantia Perdeblokke 2012
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2012
Mulderbosch 1000 Miles 2012
Tokara Walker Bay 2013

Constantia Uitsig 2012

White Blends
Cape Point Isliedh 2012
Cederberg David Niewoudt Ghost Corner Bowline 2012
David Aristargos 2012
DeMorgenzon Maestro White 2012
Fable Jackal Bird 2012
Fairview Nurok 2012
Flagstone Treaty Tree Reserve 2011
Nederburg Ingenuity 2012
Nitida Coronata Integration 2012
Rall 2012
Reyneke Reserve White 2011
Sadie Family Palladius 2011
Tokara Director’s Reserve 2012

Cabernet Franc
Raats Family 2011
Warwick 2010

Cabernet Sauvignon
Boekenhoutskloof 2011
Cederberg Five Generations 2011
Ernie Els Proprietor’s 2011
Neil Ellis Vineyard Selection 2010
Stark-Condé Three Pines 2011

Chateau Naudé Le Vin de François 2011
Rijk’s Reserve 2009
Spioenkop ‘1900’ 2012

Pinot Noir
Newton Johnson Windansea 2012
Newton Johnson Family Vineyards 2012

Cederberg CWG Auction Reserve Teen die Hoog 2011
Eagles’ Nest 2010
Fable Syrah 2011
Hilton The Dalmatian 2010
Mont Destin Destiny 2009
Mullineux Family Schist Syrah 2011
Mullineux Family Granite Syrah 2011
Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard Syrah 2011
Stark-Condé Three Pines Syrah 2011
Saronsberg 2011
Sijnn 2011

Red Blends
Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2011
Chamonix Troika 2011
Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2011
Eikendal Classique 2011
Ken Forrester Three Halves 2009
Thelema Rabelais 2009
Windmeul Reserve Cape Blend 2012

Dessert Wine, Fortified
Alvi’s Drift Muscat de Frontignan White 2010

Dessert Wine Unfortified
Delheim Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest 2012
Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest 2012
KWV The Mentors Noble Late Harvest 2012
Mullineux Family Straw Wine 2012
Nederburg Eminence 2012
Nederburg Edelkeur 2012
Nederburg Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest 2012

Axe Hill Cape Vintage 2011
De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2011
KWV Cape Tawny NV

Boplaas Potstill 20 Years Brandy
KWV 15 Year Old Alambic
KWV 20 Year Old
Oude Meester Souverein
Van Ryn 12 Year Distillers Reserve
Van Ryn 20 Year Collectors Reserve
Van Ryn Au.Ra

Platter’s 2014 print version is available from the second half of this month at selected bookstores and retail outlets countrywide. The recommended retail price is R169.95. You can also order the book online or download the web-based version from Wineonaplatter.com.


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