All of South Africa’s top wine reviews of the past 18 months complete with cellar-door prices supplied by producers

THE CELLARS of David Nieuwoudt in the Cederberg, Thys Louw at Diemersdal in Durbanville and Nick van Huyssteen at Saronsberg in Tulbagh where Dewaldt Heyns holds the reins have been particularly successful of late, with the Stellenbosch cellars of Kleine Zalze and Simonsig as well as KWV of Paarl also shining again and again in various categories. South Africa’s top-scoring wines at the top tasting panels around the world in 2013 and 2014 to June include the following stand-outs:
CHARDONNAY : Jordan, Rustenberg, Tokara
CHENIN BLANC : DeMorgenzon
SAUVIGNON BLANC : Cederberg/Ghost Corner, Diemersdal, Graham Beck, Kleine Zalze
CABERNET SAUVIGNON : Cederberg, Flagstone, Le Riche, Stark-Condé
PINOTAGE : Beyerskloof, KWV, Rijk’s, Simonsig
SHIRAZ / SYRAH : Boschkloof, Hartenberg, Saronsberg, Simonsig
RED BLENDS : Diemersdal, KWV, Saronsberg, Spier
SPARKLING : Graham Beck, Simonsig, Villiera
DESSERT : Fleur du Cap, Nederburg, Nuy, Orange River Cellars
PORT : Boplaas, De Krans

See Top Wine SA for all of the country’s top wines reviewed during the past 18 months, all the prices and more.