South Africa’s top Pinot Noir ratings in 2013 and the best Pinot Noir at under R150 a bottle – the experts’ choice

TOP SA PINOT NOIR in 2013… The following wines achieved outstanding reviews from top panels judging ‘blind’:

TOP SOUTH AFRICAN PINOT NOIR RATINGS IN 2013

Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak 2011 – 4½ Stars in Platter’s Guide
Chamonix Reserve 2011 – Trophy at Classic Wine Trophy Competition
Chamonix Reserve 2012 – Double Gold Medal at Six Nations Wine Challenge, 4½ Stars in Platter’s Guide
Crystallum Bona Fide 20124½ Stars in Platter’s Guide
Crystallum Cuvée Cinéma 2012 – 4½ Stars in Platter’s Guide
Danie de Wet Nature in Concert 2009, De Wetshof – Double Gold Medal at Michelangelo Awards
Iona 2011 – 4½ Stars in Platter’s Guide
Maastricht 2012 – Double Gold Medal at Michelangelo Awards
Meerlust 2012 – 4½ Stars in Platter’s Guide
Newton Johnson Family Vineyards 2012 – 5 Stars in Platter’s Guide
Newton Johnson Windansea 2012 – 5 Stars in Platter’s Guide
Shannon Rockview Ridge 2012 – 4½ Stars in Platter’s Guide

BEST VALUE SA PINOT NOIR AT UNDER R150 A BOTTLE

Elgin Vintners 2011 – R120 a bottle
Good Hope 2011 – R124 a bottle
Groote Post 2009 – R130 a bottle
Lord’s 2011 – R120 a bottle
Maastricht 2012 – R80 a bottle
Ondine 2010, Ormonde – R67 a bottle
Paul Cluver 2010 – R130 a bottle
Van Loveren Blue Velvet 2012 – R47 a bottle
Whalehaven 2010 – R90
Winters Drift 2012 – R105