Top 100 SA Wines 2015: the most highly rated, most frequently praised South African wines over the past 10 years – 2005 to 2014

THE NAMES of South Africa’s top wines in each category are included in the 2015 SA Wine Classifications based on consistently good reviews at blind-tastings conducted by experts locally and around the world. Here is how things stacked up when considering the Top 100 SA wines across all types and varieties over the 10 years 2005 to 2015:

 

TOP 100 SA WINES BY TYPE & VARIETY

 

WHITE WINE

 

CHARDONNAY

Ataraxia
Chamonix Reserve
Fleur du Cap Unfiltered (Bergkelder)
Glen Carlou Quartz Stone
Groot Constantia
Hamilton Russell
Jordan Barrel Fermented
Jordan Nine Yards
Mulderbosch Barrel Fermented
Paul Cluver
Rustenberg Stellenbosch
Rustenberg Five Soldiers
Tokara Reserve Collection Stellenbosch
Uva Mira The Single Tree (Single Vineyard)

CHENIN BLANC

Beaumont Hope Marguerite
Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine (DGB)
DeMorgenzon Reserve
Kanu KCB
Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Bush Vines
Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection
Stellenrust Barrel Fermented
The FMC (Ken Forrester)

SAUVIGNON BLANC

Cape Point
Cederberg
Diemersdal Eight Rows
Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve
Nederburg Private Bin D234
Steenberg The Black Swan (Reserve)

SEMILLON

Cape Point
Steenberg

WHITE BLEND

Cape Point Isliedh
Miles Mossop Saskia
Nederburg Ingenuity
Sadie Palladius
Tokara Director’s Reserve
Vergelegen G.V.B

 

RED WINE

 

CABERNET FRANC

Raats Family

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Boekenhoutskloof
Cederberg Five Generations
Fleur du Cap Unfiltered (Bergkelder)
Guardian Peak Lapa
Kanonkop
Rustenberg Peter Barlow
Stark-Condé Three Pines
Thelema
Vergelegen V
Waterford

PINOT NOIR

Chamonix Reserve
Hamilton Russell

PINOTAGE

Beyerskloof Diesel
Diemersfontein Carpe Diem
Kanonkop
Rijk’s Private Cellar
Simonsig Redhill
Windmeul Reserve

SHIRAZ / SYRAH

Boekenhoutskloof
Bon Courage Inkará
Cederberg
Cirrus (Guardian Peak)
De Grendel
Eagles’ Nest
Hartenberg The Stork
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve
Raka Biography
Saronsberg
Saxenburg Private Collection
Simonsig Merindol

RED BLEND

Beyerskloof Field Blend
De Toren Fusion V
Eikendal Classique
Ernie Els Proprietor’s Blend
Ernie Els Signature
Hartenberg The Mackenzie
Jordan Cobblers Hill
Kaapzicht Steytler Vision
Kanonkop Paul Sauer
La Motte Pierneef Collection Shiraz Viognier
Morgenster
Rust en Vrede Estate
Sadie Columella
Saronsberg Full Circle
Tokara Director’s Reserve
Vergelegen G.V.B
Warwick Trilogy

 

SPARKLING WINE

 

CAP CLASSIQUE

Graham Beck Brut Blanc de Blancs
Villiera Monro Brut

 

SWEET WINE

 

UNFORTIFIED DESSERT WINE

Delheim Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest
Fairview La Beryl Blanc (Straw Wine)
Fleur du Cap Bergkelder Selection Noble Late Harvest
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Natural Sweet
Nederburg Private Bin Edelkeur Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc
Nederburg Private Bin Eminence Natural Sweet Muscadel
Nederburg Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest
Neethlingshof Maria Noble Late Harvest
Paul Cluver Riesling Noble Late Harvest

FORTIFIED DESSERT WINE

Nuy Red Muscadel
Nuy White Muscadel

PORT-STYLE FORTIFIED WINE

Axe Hill Cape Vintage
Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve
De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve

 

TOP 100 SA WINES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

 

Ataraxia Chardonnay
Axe Hill Cape Vintage (Port)
Beaumont Hope Marguerite (Chenin)
Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc (DGB)
Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage
Beyerskloof Field Blend (Red Blend)
Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon
Boekenhoutskloof Syrah
Bon Courage Inkará Shiraz
Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve (Port)
Cape Point Isliedh (White Blend)
Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc
Cape Point Semillon
Cederberg Five Generations Cabernet Sauvignon
Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc
Cederberg Shiraz
Chamonix Chardonnay Reserve
Chamonix Pinot Noir Reserve
Cirrus Syrah (Guardian Peak)
De Grendel Shiraz
De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve (Port)
De Toren Fusion V (Red Blend)
Delheim Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest
DeMorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc
Diemersdal Eight Rows Sauvignon Blanc
Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Pinotage
Eagles’ Nest Shiraz
Eikendal Classique (Red Blend)
Ernie Els Proprietor’s Blend (Red Blend)
Ernie Els Signature (Red Blend)
Fairview La Beryl Blanc
Fleur du Cap Bergkelder Selection Noble Late Harvest
Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon (Bergkelder)
Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chardonnay (Bergkelder)
Glen Carlou Quartz Stone Chardonnay
Graham Beck Brut Blanc de Blancs (MCC)
Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run Sauvignon Blanc
Groot Constantia Chardonnay
Guardian Peak Lapa Cabernet Sauvignon
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay
Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir
Hartenberg The Mackenzie (Red Blend)
Hartenberg The Stork Shiraz
Jordan Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
Jordan Cobblers Hill (Red Blend)
Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay
Kaapzicht Steytler Vision (Red Blend)
Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon
Kanonkop Paul Sauer (Red Blend)
Kanonkop Pinotage
Kanu KCB Chenin Blanc
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Natural Sweet
Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Bush Vines Chenin Blanc
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Shiraz
Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc
La Motte Pierneef Collection Shiraz Viognier
Miles Mossop Saskia (White Blend)
Morgenster (Red Blend)
Mulderbosch Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
Nederburg Ingenuity (White Blend)
Nederburg Private Bin D234 Sauvignon Blanc
Nederburg Private Bin Edelkeur Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc
Nederburg Private Bin Eminence Natural Sweet Muscadel
Nederburg Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest
Neethlingshof Maria Noble Late Harvest
Nuy Red Muscadel
Nuy White Muscadel
Paul Cluver Chardonnay
Paul Cluver Riesling Noble Late Harvest
Raats Family Cabernet Franc
Raka Biography Shiraz
Rijk’s Private Cellar Pinotage
Rust en Vrede Estate (Red Blend)
Rustenberg Stellenbosch Chardonnay
Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay
Rustenberg Peter Barlow Cabernet Sauvignon
Sadie Columella (Red Blend)
Sadie Palladius (White Blend)
Saronsberg Full Circle (Red Blend)
Saronsberg Shiraz
Saxenburg Private Collection Shiraz
Simonsig Merindol Syrah
Simonsig Redhill Pinotage
Stark-Condé Three Pines Cabernet Sauvignon
Steenberg Semillon
Steenberg The Black Swan (Reserve) Sauvignon Blanc
Stellenrust Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc
The FMC Chenin Blanc (Ken Forrester)
Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon
Tokara Director’s Reserve (Red Blend)
Tokara Director’s Reserve (White Blend)
Tokara Reserve Collection Stellenbosch Chardonnay
Uva Mira The Single Tree (Single Vineyard) Chardonnay
Vergelegen G.V.B (Red Blend)
Vergelegen G.V.B (White Blend)
Vergelegen V (Cabernet Sauvignon)
Villiera Monro Brut (MCC)
Warwick Trilogy (Red Blend)
Waterford Cabernet Sauvignon
Windmeul Pinotage Reserve