Rustenberg and Ultra Liquors’ Secret Cellar in the spotlight at Trophy Wine Show 2015

Old-Mutual-Trophy-Wine-Show2CHAMPIONS at the 2015 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show include both industry stalwarts and newcomers – as well as a Bordeaux-style red blend scored 92 out of 100, priced at under R30 a bottle and made at a cellar that the retailer chooses not to disclose! Rustenberg was the Most Successful Producer Overall, with two gold medallists going on to win trophies, three wines earning silver medals and two fetching bronze. A Fleur du Cap Shiraz from the Bergkelder and a Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend from Morgenster were the top-scoring red and white wines in the competition. Also, it was a show in which liquor supermarkets Ultra and Woolworths again excelled with some of their own-labels.

GOLD MEDALLISTS & TROPHY WINNERS

De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2012 – Best Cape Port
Diemersdal MM Louw Estate Red 2013 – Best Bordeaux-Style Red Blend
Fleur du Cap Shiraz 2013 (Bergkelder) – Best Shiraz and Best Red Wine Overall
Highlands Road Sauvignon Blanc 2007 – Best Museum Class Unwooded Sauvignon
Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2009 – Best Museum Class Chardonnay
Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc 2014 – Best Chenin Blanc
KWV Likeurwyn 1937 –  Best Museum Class NLH Dessert Wine
Leeuwenkuil Cinsault 2014 – Best Niche Red Variety
Morgenster White 2013 – Best White Blend and Best White Wine Overall
Olifantsberg Silhouette 2013 – Best Shiraz-Based Red Blend
Paul Cluver Riesling NLH 2013 – Best NLH Dessert Wine
Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay 2012 – Best Chardonnay
Rustenberg Peter Barlow 2009 (Cabernet Sauvignon) – Intenational Judges’ Trophy
Secret Cellar Merlot Malbec Cabernet ‘No 702’ 2013 (Ultra) – Discovery of the Show
Spier Woolworths The Hutton Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – Best Cab
Spier Woolworths Windy Peak Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – Best Sauvignon
Vergelegen G.V.B 2011 (Sauvignon Semillon) – Best Museum Class White Blend

ALSO GOLD MEDAL WINNERS

Eikendal Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz 2011
Iona Chardonnay 2014
La Motte Pierneef Collection Syrah Viognier 2013
Nederburg Private Bin Eminence 2012  (Natural Sweet)
Perdeberg The Dry Land Collection Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2013
Rare Earth Vineyards SAV 2013  (Unwooded Sauvignon)
Saxenburg Private Collection Shiraz 2012
Stellenrust Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2013
Wildekrans Chenin Blanc Barrel Select Reserve 2013

Secret Cellar No 702 2013 (cropped)


Secret (Stellenbosch) Cellar Selection No 702: Ultra Liquors’ own-label, trophy-winning red blend at R29.99 a bottle, selling out fast…

 

For ALL the wines to receive good reviews recently, together with their prices, click here. For more about the Trophy Wine Show and the full results, click here.

Tastings of the top-performing wines are scheduled for 12 and 18 June in Cape Town and Johannesburg respectively. Details here.