Eagle’s Cliff fields best value red at 2012 Trophy Wine Show

IMAGINE: a good red wine selling for R30 a bottle that comes recommended by one of the best judging panels in the country. We’re talking about the blend from a winery off the beaten track between Worcester and Villiersdorp that won silver and a score of 81 out of 100 at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Be warned that placing an order at the cellar isn’t without its frustrations, and that the wine is likely to sell out very quickly once word gets around, but be sure to buy some – the Eagle’s Cliff Shiraz Pinotage 2011 that is. In fact, you might as well buy the single-varietal Pinotage from this producer while you’re about it…

Top 10 Best Value Reds on Show:

1.   Eagle’s Cliff Shiraz Pinotage 2011 – R30pb
2.   Eagle’s Cliff Pinotage 2011 – R30pb
3.   Arabella Shiraz 2011 – R38pb
4.   Tulbagh Winery Merlot 2011 – R42pb
5.   The Den Pinotage 2010 (Painted Wolf Wines) – R55pb
6.   Franschhoek Cellar Baker Station Shiraz 2010 – R45pb
7.   Kanu Shiraz 2010 – R60pb
8.   Koelenbosch Pinotage 2009 (Koelenhof) – R44pb
9.   Beyerskloof Pinotage 2011 – R55pb
10. The Glass Collection Merlot 2010 (Glenelly) – R80pb

Top 10 Best Value Whites on Show:

1.   Tulbagh Winery Chenin Blanc 2012 – R28pb
2.   Table Bay Chenin Blanc 2011 (Ultra Liquors) – R26.99pb
3.   Secret Cellar Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (Ultra Liquors) – R29.99pb
4.   De Wet Cellar Sauvignon Blanc 2011 – R27pb
5.   Ashton Cellar Chenin Blanc 2012 – R30pb
6.   Stonecross Chenin Blanc Chardonnay 2011 (Deetlefs) – R42pb
7.   Douglas Green Chenin Blanc 2011 – R38.95pb
8.   Virgin Earth Chenin Blanc 2010 (Du Plessis) – R50pb
9.   Franschhoek Cellar Our Town Hall Chardonnay 2011 – R40pb
10. The Den Chenin Blanc 2011 (Painted Wolf) – R47pb

Ultra Liquors’ Secret Cellar Sauvignon Blanc 2011 won the trophy for Discovery of the Show as the best value gold medallist.