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Prescient Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2020: Call for entries

By , 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.

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Prize
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.

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