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Lourens River Valley 2003

The motivation behind the 10 Year Old Wine Awards instituted last year was to explore the age-worthiness of South African reds and out of 73 wines from the 2003 vintage entered, both the Morgenster and the second-label from the Somerset West property namely Lourens River Valley placed among the top 10. A cousin’s 50th birthday [...]

March 3, 2014
by Christian
with 3 Comments

2013 RE:CM 10 Year Old Wine Awards finalists announced

The 10 highest rated wines in the 2013 RE:CM 10 Year Old Wine Awards are today revealed as part the countdown to the announcement of the overall winners. By way of background, there were 73 entries and the judging panel was chaired by me and also included Nkulu Mkhwanazi, wine entrepreneur and Jörg Pfützner, internationally [...]

March 4, 2013
by Christian
with 6 Comments

Stellenzicht Cabernet Sauvignon 1993 vs. 2003

During the submission period for the RE:CM 10 Year Old Wine Awards, Stellenzicht inadvertently sent the 1993 vintage of its Cabernet Sauvignon and then sent its 2003 too late for judging. We opened them side by side the other night and what a contrast. The 1993 was 12.5% abv, the 2003 15%. The 1993 showed [...]

February 25, 2013
by Christian
with 2 Comments

RE:CM 10 Year Old Wine Awards: Call for submissions

One of the most important measures of great wine is that it should be age-worthy.  In conjunction with asset management firm RE:CM, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, I am excited to launch the 10 Year Old Wine Awards. Producers are invited to submit any red wine from the 2003 vintage for review. There [...]

January 23, 2013
by Christian
with 1 Comment
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