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Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2019 – one SA wine

By , 19 November 2019




Each year, the editors of US publication Wine Spectator  survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select their Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world.

SA took one place in 2019:

65. Tania & Vincent Carême Terre Brûlée Le Blanc Swartland 2018
Rating: 90/100. Price: $16 a bottle. Volume: 2 200 cases imported.

To read the list in full, click here.


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    Top Wine SA | 21 November 2019

    It would seem that Cape wine folk aren’t doing enough schmoozing of WS’s editor covering the South African “beat” of late. Man in the cross-hairs: Aleks Zecevic, Serbian living in New York, brother has a wine shop. Fat chance of convincing them to base such pronouncements on ‘blind’ panel tastings rather than sighted solo efforts!

    Cyril | 19 November 2019

    French winemaker 🙂

    GPINGLO | 19 November 2019

    Here we go again!!! Most people on this forum think SA top wines are on par or thereabout with the best of rest of the world. Unfortunately NOT!!!! Too many inflated scores here versus great and best wines of this world. That’s the reality out there if you dare to check it out. That also explain why there is no secondary market for SA wines outside of the country.

    Melvyn Minnaar | 19 November 2019

    What I’ve always found amusing about the WS 100 list is that, for distant outsiders like us S.Africans (these days seemingly obsessed with high scores and selling prices), there is no discernable logic in the line-up, other than a general interpretation of “excitement”. And all hail to that!

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