BEST VALUE: South Africa’s top red wines at under R70 pb

SOUTH AFRICA’S best value red wines at under R70 a bottle from the cellar door as rated in 2014 & 2013, with the vintages that received two or more good reviews from expert tasting panels locally or internationally underscored.


TOP SA CABERNET SAUVIGNON UNDER R70

A Few Good Men Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (Riebeek Cellars)
Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Cronier Estienne Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Darling Cellars Reserve Terra Hutton Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Elgin Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Klein Steenberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Linton Park Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Lutzville Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
MAN Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Merwida Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Obikwa Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (Distell)
Slowine Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (Villiersdorp Cellar)
Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Zonnebloem Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (Distell)
 

TOP SA MERLOT UNDER R70

Arabella Merlot 2012
Bellingham Ancient Earth Merlot 2012 (DGB)
Bonnievale Cellar Merlot 2012
Bonnievale Cellar Merlot 2013
Boplaas Merlot 2011
Botha Merlot 2013
Franschhoek Cellar The Old Museum Merlot 2012
Havana Hills Merlot 2008
Jason’s Hill Merlot 2010
Landskroon Merlot 2012
Peacock Ridge Merlot 2011 (Waterkloof)
Swartland Winery Merlot 2012
Umfiki Merlot NV  (Goudini)

TOP SA PINOT NOIR UNDER R70

Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir 2014 (Overhex)
Ondine Pinot Noir 2010 (Ormonde)
Van Loveren Blue Velvet Pinot Noir 2012
 

TOP PINOTAGE UNDER R70

Alvi’s Drift ADS Pinotage 2012
Alvi’s Drift ADS Pinotage 2013
Backsberg Pinotage 2012
Beyerskloof Pinotage 2012
Boland Cellar Cappupinoccinotage 2012
Diemersdal Pinotage 2011
Doran Pinotage 2012
Du Toitskloof Pinotage 2012
Durbanville Hills Pinotage 2011
Earthbound Organic Pinotage 2012
Fantail Pinotage 2011 (Morgenhof)
Five’s Reserve Pinotage 2013 (Van Loveren)
Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Pinotage 2011
Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Pinotage 2012
Koopmanskloof Pinotage 2012
KWV Café Culture Pinotage 2013
KWV Pinotage 2012
Malkopbaai Pinotage 2012 (Teubes)
Merwida Pinotage 2011
Namaqua Pinotage 2012
Neethlingshof Pinotage 2011
Rooiberg Pinotage 2011
SAAM Mountain Pinotage 2012 (Perdeberg)
Simonsig Woolworths Pinotage 2011
Simonsvlei Premier Pinotage 2013
Slanghoek Private Selection Pinotage 2011
Slowine Pinotage 2013 (Villiersdorp Cellar)
Stellenrust Pinotage 2013
The Grinder Pinotage 2012 (Grape Grinder)
Wagenboom Pinotage 2010 (Waboomsrivier)
Windmeul Pinotage 2011
 

TOP SA SHIRAZ / SYRAH UNDER R70

A Few Good Men Shiraz 2012 (Riebeek Cellars)
Alexanderfontein ‘Chip off the old block’ Shiraz 2009 (Ormonde)
Alvi’s Drift ADS Shiraz 2011
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz 2012 (Overhex)
BC Shiraz 2012 (Brandvlei)
Bon Courage Shiraz 2011
Bonnievale Cellar Barrel Select Shiraz 2012
Bradgate Syrah 2012 (Jordan)
Franschhoek Cellar Baker Station Shiraz 2012
Garden Route Shiraz 2012 (De Krans)
Groenland Shiraz 2009
Jason’s Hill Shiraz 2012
Koelenbosch Shiraz 2010 (Koelenhof)
Koelenbosch Shiraz 2011 (Koelenhof)
Koelfontein Shiraz 2008
Landskroon Shiraz 2011
Landskroon Shiraz 2012
Marvelous Shazam! 2011 (Yardstick)
Orange River Cellars Shiraz 2011
Pearlstone Shiraz 2011 (Rhebokskloof)
Perdeberg Shiraz Reserve 2010
Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2012 (Boekenhoutskloof)
Rooiberg Shiraz Reserve 2010
Secret Cellar Shiraz ‘No 343’ 2011 (Ultra)
Slowine Shiraz 2012 (Villiersdorp Cellar)
Stellenbosch Hills Shiraz 2010
Tangled Tree Spicy Shiraz 2012 (Van Loveren)
Tulbagh Winery Shiraz Pinotage 2012
Vertex Shiraz 2011 (Bonnievale Cellar)
Vondeling Baldrick Shiraz 2012
Windfall Shiraz 2011
Windfall Shiraz 2012
Woolworths Red Stone Shiraz 2012

TOP SA RED BLENDS UNDER R70

Angels Tears Red 2012 (Grande Provence)
Anura Legato Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Asara Ebony 2010
Badsberg Belladonna 2011
Bloem Syrah Mourvèdre 2012 (Noble Hill)
Bon Courage Hillside Red Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2012
Bonnievale Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2012
Boplaas Woolworths Portuguese Connection 2013
Boschendal Lanoy Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012
Boschkloof Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011
Cloof Duckitt 2011
Cloof Inkspot 2010
Cloof Ruby Darling 2011
D’Aria Music Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012
Delheim Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2011
Eenzaamheid Cuvée 1693 NV
Fairview Extraño 2011
Frog Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012 (Anura)
Groote Post The Old Man’s Blend 2012
Jason’s Creek Classic Red 2010 (Jason’s Hill)
Jason’s Creek Classic Red 2012 (Jason’s Hill)
Jordan Chameleon Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011
Journey’s End The Huntsman Shiraz Mourvèdre 2011
KC Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011 (Klein Constantia)
Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010
Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012
KWV Roodeberg 2013
Meerkat Burrow Blend 2011 (Welbedacht)
Morgenhof Merlot Cabernet Franc 2008
Morgenhof Merlot Cabernet Franc 2008
Namaqua Pinotage Malbec 2011
Noble Savage Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010 (Bartinney)
nv ME Classic Red NV  (Mitre’s Edge)
Pearlstone Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2012 (Rhebokskloof)
Polkadraai Pinotage Merlot 2010 (Stellenbosch Hills)
Rebus 2003
Rustenberg Ida’s Red 2012
Saxenburg Guinea Fowl Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2012
Secret Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz ‘No 112’ 2011 (Ultra)
Six Hats Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Citrusdal)
St Augustine 2012 (DGB)
Stellenrust Simplicity 2012
Stonehill Bristle Red 2008
Sumerton Cabernet Sauvignon Pinotage 2013 (Zidela)
Thandi Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Two Oceans Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013 (Distell)
Van Loveren Cramond Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012
Vergenoegd Runner Duck Red 2011
Viljoensdrift River Grandeur Cape Blend 2011
Virgin Earth High Five 2010
Vondeling Petit Rouge 2011
Welvanpas De Krakeelhoek Rood 2012
Whalehaven Old Harbour 2010 (Bottega)
Zorgvliet Silver Myn Argentum 2010