South Africa’s top Cabernet Sauvignon ratings in 2013 and best SA Cabernet at under R100 a bottle – experts’ choice

TOP SA CABS in 2013… The following wines achieved outstanding reviews from the judges at blind-tastings around the world during the past 12 months:

TOP SOUTH AFRICAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON RATINGS IN 2013
Boekenhoutskloof 2011 – 5 Stars in Platter’s Guide

Cederberg Five Generations 2011 – 5 Stars in Platter’s Guide, Double Gold Medal at Veritas Awards
Delaire Graff Reserve 2009 – Trophy at Classic Wine Trophy Competition
Delheim 2009 – Gold Medal at Trophy Wine Show
Eikendal 2010 – Double Gold Medal at Veritas Awards
Ernie Els 2011 – Double Gold Medal at Veritas Awards
Ernie Els Proprietor’s 2011 – 5 Stars in Platter’s Guide
Flagstone Music Room 2010 – Double Gold Medal at Michelangelo Awards, 4½ Stars in Platter’s Guide
Graham Beck The Coffeestone 2011 – 4½ Stars in Christian Eedes Report
Guardian Peak Lapa 2010 – 4½ Stars in Christian Eedes Report
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2009 – 4½ Stars in Platter’s Guide
La Bri 2009 – 5 Stars in Christian Eedes Report
Landskroon Paul de Villiers 2011 – Double Gold Medal at Veritas Awards
Le Riche Reserve 2010 – 5 Stars in Christian Eedes Report
Mount Vernon 2010 – Double Gold Medal at Veritas Awards
Nederburg Private Bin R163 2008 – Outstanding Gold Medal and International Wine & Spirit Competition
Nederburg Private Bin R163 2009 – Double Gold Medal at Veritas Awards
Neil Ellis Vineyard Selection 2010 – 5 Stars in Platter’s Guide, Double Gold Medal at Veritas Awards
Restless River 2009 – 4½ Stars in Platter’s Guide
Rickety Bridge Paulina’s Reserve 2010 – 4½ Stars in Christian Eedes Report
Rosendal Barony August 2011 – Double Gold Medal at Michelangelo Awards
Rudera 2011 – 4½ Stars in Platter’s Guide, 4½ Stars in Christian Eedes Report
Rust en Vrede 2010 – Double Gold Medal at Veritas Awards
Springfield Méthode Ancienne 2006 – 4½ Stars in Christian Eedes Report
Stark-Condé 2010 – Trophy at Trophy Wine Show
Stark-Condé Three Pines 2010 – Double Gold Medal at Six Nations Wine Challenge
Stark-Condé Three Pines 2011 – 5 Stars in Platter’s Guide
Thelema 2009 – 4½ Stars in Christian Eedes Report
Vergelegen V 2008 – Trophy at Classic Wine Trophy Competition, 4½ Stars in Platter’s Guide
Vergelegen V 2009 – 4½ Stars in Platter’s Guide
Waterford 2009 – 4½ Stars in Christian Eedes Report

BEST VALUE SA CABERNET SAUVIGNON AT UNDER R100 A BOTTLE
Boland Cellar Reserve No 1 2010 – R70 a bottle

Cronier Estienne 2010 – R64 a bottle
Delheim 2009 – R98 a bottle
Dieu Donné 2010 – R90 a bottle
Fat Bastard 2010, Robertson Winery – R77 a bottle
La Bri 2009 – R95 a bottle
La Cave 2010, Wellington Wines – R85 a bottle
Landskroon Paul de Villiers 2011 – R79 a bottle
Lutzville Vineyards The Diamond Collection 2010 – R65 a bottle
Meerendal 2010 – R95 a bottle
Niel Joubert 2009 – R50 a bottle
Nitida 2011 – R90 a bottle
Ormonde 2008 – R97 a bottle
Ridgeback 2011 – R85 a bottle
The Dry Land Collection 2011, Perdeberg – R70 a bottle
Uitkyk Carlonet 2009 – R90 a bottle
Under Oaks 2010 – R92 a bottle
Vondeling 2011 – R85 a bottle