Winemag.co.za is pleased to announce the fifth annual Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report (previously known as the RisCura White Hot Wine Awards). There are two sub-classes of entry: a) wines specifically labelled as blends and b) wines labelled as single-variety Sauvignon Blanc, barrels used at some point during vinification and permitted to contain up […]
Results of Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017 were announced recently. 29 countries participated and 127 gold medals and 167 silver medals were awarded and the following South African wines featured: Gold Klein Constantia Brut 2013 Silver Le Lude Agrafé 2012 Le Lude Brut NV Le Lude Brut Rosé NV For full results, see […]
Here are our six most highly rated current-release wines of last month: David & Nadia Aristargos 2016 – 96 (read original review here) David & Nadia Siebritskloof Pinotage 2016 – 95 (read original review here) David & Nadia Chenin Blanc 2016 – 94 (read original review here) Nederburg The Anchormand Chenin Blanc 2016 – 94 […]
In much awaited news, Karl Lambour, the general manager of Stellenbosch cellar Tokara, has informed Winemag.co.za that Stuart Botha, currently of Eagles Nest in Constantia, will replace the outgoing Miles Mossop as winemaker. Botha and Mossop will work the 2018 harvest together, Mossop’s notice period ending on 31 May.
The Merlot Report 2017 has just been made public and the Org de Rac 2015 was joint best in category with a score of 92 on the 100-point quality scale. Wine Cellar, one of our preferred wine merchant, has it available for purchase. Org de Rac Merlot 2015 Wine Cellar price: R74 Matured for 13 […]
The inaugural Merlot Report in association with the official producer body known as the Merlot Forum is now out. 67 entries were received from 50 producers for this year’s competition and we included the La Chenade 2014 Lalande de Pomerol as a ringer. These were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by the three-person panel, scoring […]
We are glad to announce that we now offer a rotating position on our panels as an associate judge at the cost of R1 250 – an ideal opportunity for prospective wine judges to gain experience. The next tasting will form the basis of the Signature Red Blend Report and takes place 09h00, Tuesday 18 […]
Win a bottle of Tokara Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2007 plus a six-bottle case of Reserve Collection Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2016 worth R810. When Winemag.co.za recently announced the results of the 10 Year Old Wine Awards, one of the star performers was the Tokara Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2007 which rated 94 on the 100-point quality scale. […]