In conjunction with Tonnellerie Saint Martin, Winemag.co.za is pleased to release the first annual Pinot Noir Report. There were 52 entries from 33 producers for this year’s competition and we included two examples of Burgundy as ringers: 93 Creation Reserve 2015 (BEST OVERALL) Joseph Drouhin Morey St Denis 2015 92 Dabar 2014 Dabar 2015 Newton […]
Total sales were just over R6.34 million (unaudited) for some 8 800 litres of wine (129 items from 65 producers) at this year’s Nederburg Auction – a rough calculation putting the average price per litre at approximately R725, slightly down on the all-time record of R740 achieved last year. Meerlust Bordeaux Blend 1978 (an experimental […]
Stellenzicht Syrah 1994 is a South African icon red wine. In the notorious SAA Shield tasting of 1995 that saw the country pitched against Australia, local wines were badly shown up on the whole so it was no mean feat when the maiden 1994 vintage of Syrah from Stellenbosch farm Stellenzicht made by André van […]
Results of the 16th Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge were announced earlier today. Best Brut: Domaine des Dieux Claudia Brut 2011 Best Rosé: Simonsig Woolworths Pinot Noir Rosé No Sulphur Added 2015 Best Blanc de Blanc, Best Overall: Simonsig Cuvée Royale Blanc de Blancs 2012 Best Museum Class: Graham Beck Brut Zero 2005 Best Producer: […]
The International Wine and Spirits Competition 2017 were announced recently. Local wines winning the top accolade of “Gold Outstanding” (93+ on the 100-point scale) were as follows: Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Nedeburg Private Bin Edelkeur 2013 Spier 21 Gables Pinotage 2015 For full results, click here.
In conjunction with multinational financial services company Prescient, Winemag.co.za is pleased to announce the seventh annual Chardonnay Report. Wines will be tasted blind 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. An entry […]
Here are our five most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Raats Eden Cabernet Franc 2015 – 97 (read original review here) Sadie Family Wines The Old Vine Series Skurfberg 2016 – 96 (read original review here) B Vintners Haarlem to Hope 2016 – 95 (read original review here) Raats Eden Chenin Blanc 2015 […]
Best wine overall in the fifth annual Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report was the Nitida Coronata Integration 2016 and the prize for producing this a new 225-litre Sylvain Blanc barrel worth €805 (equivalent to R12 430 at the current exchange rate). Here Winemag.co.za editor Christian Eedes can be seen with Nitida owner Bernhard Veller […]