Top Wine SA Hall of Fame – truly amazing performances

WITH HIGHLIGHTS of the 2013 SA Wine & Cellar Classifications announced during the past few days, we now focus on a very select group of wines that stand out as having received good reviews from one or more of the top tasting panels for AT LEAST EIGHT VINTAGES over the past 10 years. Literally wines of distinction, these 16 whites, 23 reds, one bubbly, six dessert wines and three ports pretty much always hit the spot and fully deserve their place in the inaugural Top Wine SA Hall of Fame. Click here to read how the Classifications are arrived at and for information about the top tasting panels on the planet.

Home of one of South Africa’s very best Chardonnays: Chamonix, Franschhoek

 

WHITE WINES IN THE 2013 TOP WINE SA HALL OF FAME
Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc (DGB)
Cape Point Isliedh
Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc
Chamonix Chardonnay Reserve
Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chardonnay (Bergkelder)
Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc (Bergkelder)
The FMC Forrester Meinert Chenin (Ken Forrester)
Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run Sauvignon Blanc
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay
Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay
Kanu KCB Chenin Blanc
Mulderbosch Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
Rustenberg Five Soldiers
Sadie Palladius
Tokara Director’s Reserve White
Vergelegen GVB
One of 11 cellars with more than one wine in the Hall of Fame: Hamilton Russell,
Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

RED WINES IN THE 2013 TOP WINE SA HALL OF FAME

Beyerskloof Field Blend
Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon

Boekenhoutskloof Syrah
Bon Courage Inkará Shiraz
Cederberg Shiraz
De Toren Fusion V
Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Pinotage
Ernie Els Signature
Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir
Jordan Cobblers Hill
Kaapzicht Steytler Vision
Kanonkop Paul Sauer
Kanonkop Pinotage
Raats Cabernet Franc
Rijk’s Pinotage
Rust en Vrede Estate
Rustenberg Peter Barlow
Sadie Columella
Simonsig Frans Malan Cape Blend
Simonsig Redhill Pinotage
Spier Private Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Pinotage
Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon
SPARKLING WINE IN THE 2013 TOP WINE SA HALL OF FAME

Graham Beck Brut Blanc de Blancs

DESSERT WINES IN THE 2013 TOP WINE SA HALL OF FAME

Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest (Bergkelder)
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

Nederburg Private Bin Edelkeur Chenin Blanc Noble Late Harvest
Nederburg The Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest
Nuy Red Muscadel
Nuy White Muscadel
Paul Cluver Weisser Riesling Noble Late Harvest
 
PORT WINES IN THE 2013 TOP WINE SA HALL OF FAME

Axe Hill Cape Vintage

Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve
De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve