Thirteen SA red wines that hit the spot again and again

WHEN WINES are applauded by a whole bunch of the top tasting panels in the world you just know there’s something extra special about them. See below for a select group of reds that include a Pinotage made by Pierre Wahl at Neville Dorrington’s Rijk’s Private Cellar in Tulbagh, a wine that has excelled in four of the competitions it has been entered into both locally and in the UK.


Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 – R140pb
Gold medal at Veritas Awards, Top 100 SA Wine Challenge winner, silver medal at Mondial, silver medal at Trophy Wine Show
Cirrus Syrah 2008 – R230pb (Guardian Peak)
Great gold medal at Mondial, silver medal at Syrah du Monde, silver medal at Decanter Awards, gold medal at International Wine Challenge
Ernie Els Proprietor’s Syrah 2010 – R210pb
Top 100 SA Wine Challenge winner, silver medal at Mondial, silver medal at International Wine Challenge, gold medal at Decanter Awards
Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve Red 2009 – R233pb
Highly recommended in Platter’s Guide, double gold medal at Veritas Awards, Top 100 SA Wine Challenge winner, silver medal at Trophy Wine Show
KWV The Mentors Canvas 2009 – R196pb
3½ stars in Wine magazine, silver medal at Mondial, gold medal at Veritas Awards, silver medal at Trophy Wine Show
KWV The Mentors Pinotage 2010 – R194pb
Silver medal at Classic Awards, silver medal at Mondial, silver medal at Decanter Awards, silver medal at International Wine Challenge
La Motte Pierneef Collection Shiraz Viognier 2009 – R189pb
5 stars in Platter’s Guide, silver medal at Syrah du Monde, silver medal at Mondial, Top 100 SA Wine Challenge winner
La Motte Shiraz 2009 – R126pb
Gold medal at Veritas Awards, Top 100 SA Wine Challenge winner, silver medal at Classic Awards, gold medal at Mondial
Rijk’s Pinotage 2007 – R150pb
Gold medal at International Wine & Spirit Competition, double gold medal at Michelangelo Awards, Top 10 Pinotage Competition winner, trophy at Trophy Wine Show
Saronsberg Shiraz 2010 – R170pb
Top 100 SA Wine Challenge winner, gold medal at Syrah du Monde, silver medal at Mondial, silver medal at Decanter Awards
Spier Creative Block 3 2009 – R115pb
4 stars in Wine magazine, gold medal at Syrah du Monde, gold medal at Mondial, silver medal at Decanter Awards, trophy at International Wine Challenge
Spier Creative Block 5 2009 – R115pb
4½ stars in Wine magazine, gold medal at Mondial, gold medal at International Wine & Spirit Competition, silver medal at Decanter Awards, silver medal at Trophy Wine Show
Sutherland Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot 2008 – R100pb (Thelema)
Gold medal at International Wine & Spirit Competition, gold medal at Classic Awards, gold medal at Mondial, gold medal at Decanter Awards


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