Prescient Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2020: Call for entries
By Christian Eedes, 22 June 2020
Entries for the sixth annual Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient are now open – the style defined as wines made from two or more of the following varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot (no other varieties permitted).
Winemag.co.za will be generating a number of category reports throughout the year – see here. Each report will be based on the outcome of a blind tasting of wines entered. Upon the release of a report, a top 10 will be announced and the year will culminate in a gala event when the individual best wine in each category will be revealed. These top-performing wines will subsequently be shown at tastings in both Johannesburg and London.
Wines will be tasted by a three-person panel consisting of Christian Eedes as chairman as well as Roland Peens and James Pietersen, both of Wine Cellar, Cape Town merchants and cellarers of fine wine.
The producer of the wine judged best overall will win a new 225-litre Biodynamie barrel worth €908 (the equivalent of R17 700 at the time of writing) from Tonnellerie Sylvain.
Entries are now closed. The report will be released on 21 July.