Summary of Top SA Wine Ratings in November 2017 – Best Reviews

TOP WHITE WINE RATINGS

CHARDONNAY

Bartinney Chardonnay 2016
Chamonix Chardonnay 2016
Confluence Chardonnay 2016 (Julien Schaal)
Crystallum The Agnes Chardonnay 2016
Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve Chardonnay 2016
DeMorgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2016
Dorrance Cuvée Anaïs Chardonnay 2016
GlenWood Grand Duc Chardonnay 2015
Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2016
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2016
Hoopenburg Integer Chardonnay 2016
Jordan Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016
Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2015
Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2016
Kershaw Chardonnay 2016
Kershaw Lake District Bokkeveld Shales CY95 Chardonnay 2016
Kershaw Lake District Cartref CY96 Chardonnay 2016
Matthew van Heerden Chardonnay 2016
Môreson Mercator Chardonnay 2015
Neil Ellis Woolworths Elgin Chardonnay 2016
Oak Valley Groenlandberg Chardonnay 2016
Paserene Chardonnay 2015
Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay 2014
Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay 2015
Warwick The White Lady Chardonnay 2016

CHENIN BLANC

Albertus Viljoen Chenin Blanc 2015 (Alvi’s Drift)
Beaumont Hope Marguerite 2016
Botanica Chenin Blanc 2016
Cederberg Five Generations Chenin Blanc 2015
David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2016 (Edgebaston)
DeMorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016
Doran Chenin Blanc 2014
Dorrance Kama Chenin Blanc 2016
Duwweltjie Chenin Blanc 2016 (Thistle & Weed)
Eden High Density Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2015 (Raats)
Elemental Bob Chenin Blanc 2016
Flagstone Tributary Chenin Blanc 2016
Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chenin Blanc 2016 (Bergkelder)
Fram Chenin Blanc 2016
Hoë-Steen Chenin Blanc 2016 (David & Nadia)
Jordan Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2016
Kaapzicht The 1947 Chenin Blanc 2016
Ken Forrester The FMC Chenin Blanc 2015
Magnetic North Mountain Makstok 2016 (Alheit)
Mont Blois Groot Steen Chenin Blanc 2016
Mount Abora Koggelbos Chenin Blanc 2015
Raats Family Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2016
Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2016
Radford Dale Pearce Predhomme Chenin Blanc 2016 (Good Hope)
Rall Ava Chenin Blanc 2016
Remhoogte Honeybunch Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016
Reverie Chenin Blanc 2016
Reyneke Chenin Blanc 2016
Rijk’s Private Cellar Chenin Blanc Barrel Fermented 2014
Rooidraai 2016 (Carinus)
Sadie Skurfberg 2016
Skaliekop Chenin Blanc 2016 (David & Nadia)
Spice Route Chenin Blanc 2016
Stellenrust Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2016
Survivor Chenin Blanc 2017 (Overhex)
The Dry Land Collection Courageous Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2016 (Perdeberg)
Villiera Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2017

GRENACHE BLANC

Elemental Bob Grenache Blanc 2016
Rall Grenache Blanc 2016
The Foundry Grenache Blanc 2015

RIESLING

Paul Cluver Riesling Close Encounter 2016

SAUVIGNON BLANC

Bouchard Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2017
Buitenverwachting Maximus 2014
Christina van Loveren Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (Cederberg)
Ghost Corner Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (Cederberg)
Hermanuspietersfontein Kat met die Houtbeen 2015
Highlands Road Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2015
Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Nitida Golden Orb Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Oak Valley Fountain of Youth Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2016
The Giant Periwinkle Blanc Fumé 2016
Tokara Reserve Collection Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Zorgvliet Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017

SEMILLON

Botanica Semillon 2016
Constantia Uitsig Semillon 2015
La Colline 2016 (Alheit)
Raised by Wolves La Colline Semillon 2016 (Yardstick)
Shannon Semillon 2016
Vergelegen Reserve Semillon 2016

WHITE BLENDS

AA Badenhorst White 2015
Alvi’s Drift Reserve CVC 2016
Bergsig Icarus 2016
Blake’s Tourmaline 2016
Bosman Adama White 2016
Cape Point Isliedh 2016
Cavalli Cremello 2015
Darling Cellars Lime Kilns 2016
De Grendel Winifred 2016
Delaire Graff White Reserve 2015
Eerste Hoop Lodewijkx 2017
Fairview Nurok 2016
Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve White 2015
Harlem to Hope 2016 (Raats)
Horse Mountain White 2016 (Doran)
Keermont Terrasse 2015
Lammershoek Terravinum Reserve White 2016
Lammershoek The Innocent White Blend 2015
Marvelous Yellow 2015 (Yardstick)
Miles Mossop Saskia 2014
Muratie Laurens Campher 2016
Olifantsberg Blanc 2016
Painted Wolf Peloton Blanc 2016
Rascallion Vinyl Collection 33 1/3 RPM 2017
Sadie ’T Voetpad 2016
Sadie Palladius 2015
Savage White 2016
Sijnn White 2016
Solms Delta Amalie 2015
Thorne & Daughters Rocking Horse Cape White 2016
Vrede en Lust Chenin Blanc Semillon 2016
White Leipzig 2017
Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2016

TOP SPARKLING WINE RATINGS

CAP CLASSIQUE

Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Brut Reserve 2010
Boschendal Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut NV
Colmant Brut Chardonnay NV
Colmant Brut Reserve NV
Desiderius Pongrácz 2009 (JC Le Roux)
Newstead Rosé 2015
Plaisir de Merle Grand Brut 2014
Silverthorn CWG Auction Reserve Big Dog 2012
Steenberg Lady R Méthode Cap Classique 2012
Tanzanite NV

TOP RED WINE RATINGS

CABERNET FRANC

De Trafford Cabernet Franc 2014
Eden High Density Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015 (Raats)
Eikendal Cabernet Franc 2015
Kaapzicht Cabernet Franc 2014
Môreson Cabernet Franc 2015
Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2015
Raats Family Cabernet Franc 2015
Ridgeback Cabernet Franc 2015
Tokara Cabernet Franc 2012

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Bartinney Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
David Finlayson GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Edgebaston)
Delaire Graff Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2015
Delaire Graff Laurence Graff Reserve 2014 (Cabernet Sauvignon)
Diemersdal MM Louw Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Groot Constantia Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Nederburg Two Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Nederburg Two Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Rudi Schultz Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Rustenberg Peter Barlow Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Rustenberg Peter Barlow Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Stark-Condé Three Pines Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Strydom Rex Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
The Stellenbosch Reserve Ou Hoofgebou Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (Guardian Peak)
Uva Mira The Mira Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

CINSAUT

Flotsam & Jetsam Cinsault Stalwart 2016 (Alheit)
Sadie Pofadder 2016

GRENACHE

Migliarina Grenache 2016
Sadie Soldaat 2016
Spice Route Grenache 2015

MERLOT

Creation Merlot Reserve 2015
Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Merlot 2014 (Bergkelder)
Shannon Mount Bullet 2014 (Merlot)

PINOT NOIR

Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2015
Bouchard Finlayson Tête de Cuvée Pinot Noir 2013
Clouds Pinot Noir 2016
Creation The Art of Pinot Noir 2016
Kershaw Pinot Noir 2016
La Vierge Apogée Pinot Noir 2015
Newton Johnson CWG Auction Reserve Seadragon Pinot Noir 2016
Newton Johnson CWG Auction Reserve Windansea Pinot Noir 2016
Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016
Oak Valley Groenlandberg Pinot Noir 2016
Storm Vrede Pinot Noir 2015

PINOTAGE

Beyerskloof CWG Auction Reserve Traildust Pinotage 2015
Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage 2015
Chamonix Greywacke Pinotage 2015
Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Pinotage Reserve 2015
Flagstone Writer’s Block Pinotage 2015
Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2013
Lanzerac Pionier Pinotage 2015
Liberté Pinotage 2016 (Raats)
Neil Ellis Bottelary Hills Pinotage 2015
Tokara Pinotage 2015
Wildekrans Barrel Select Reserve Pinotage 2015

SHIRAZ / SYRAH

Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2015
Cederberg Shiraz 2015
Constitution Road Shiraz 2014 (Robertson Winery)
De Grendel Shiraz 2015
De Trafford Blueprint Syrah 2015
Driehoek Shiraz 2015
Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2014
Hartenberg Gravel Hill Shiraz 2013
Joostenberg Klippe Kou Syrah 2015
Kershaw Groenland Bokkeveld Shales SH9C Syrah 2015
Kershaw Syrah 2015
Mullineux Schist Syrah 2015
Nicolas van der Merwe Syrah 2015
Remhoogte Syrah 2015
Reyneke Reserve Red 2015 (Shiraz)
Reyneke Syrah 2015
Sons of Sugarland Syrah 2016 (Ron Burgundy)
Stark-Condé Stellenbosch Syrah 2015
Tamboerskloof Syrah 2014 (Kleinood)
TSW Reserve Syrah 2016 (Trizanne)
Windmeul Reserve Shiraz 2015

RED BLENDS

AA Badenhorst Red 2015
Babylonstoren Nebukadnesar 2015
Bellingham The Bernard Series Small Barrel SMV 2014
Buitenverwachting Christine 2012
Chamonix Troika Reserve 2015
Constantia Glen Five 2013
David & Nadia Elpidios 2015
De Toren Fusion V 2015
De Toren Z 2015
De Trafford CWG Auction Reserve Perspective 2015
Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2015
Dornier CMD 2014
Eikendal Charisma 2015
Ekliptika 2015 (Longridge)
Erasmus Family 2015 (Cape Wine Co)
Glenelly Lady May 2013
Haskell IV 2012
Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2014
Klein Constantia Estate Red 2015
KWV The Mentors Canvas 2015
La Motte Pierneef Syrah Viognier 2015
Lingen 2014 (Stark-Condé)
Morgenster Reserve 2014
Muratie Ansela van de Caab 2013
Mvemve Raats De Compostella 2015
Nederburg Auction Reserve Private Bin R109 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014
Paradoks 2016 (Le Sueur)
Plaisir de Merle Grand Plaisir 2011
Radford Dale Black Rock 2015 (Good Hope)
Rall Red 2015
Ridgeback Signature C 2015
Ridgeback Signature S 2015
Rust en Vrede 1694 Classification 2014
Spice Route Chakalaka 2014
Spier CWG Auction Reserve Frans Smit 2013
Stony Brook The Max 2014
Swerwer Red 2016 (Wickens)
The Chocolate Block 2016 (Boekenhoutskloof)
The High Road Director’s Reserve 2014
The Stellenbosch Reserve Vanderstel 2015 (Guardian Peak)
Thelema Rabelais 2013
Vilafonté Series M 2014
Waterford The Jem 2012
Zorgvliet Richelle 2015

TOP SWEET WINE RATINGS

UNFORTIFIED DESSERT

Donkiesbaai Hooiwijn 2016 (Straw Wine, Guardian Peak)
Groot Constantia Grand Constance 2014 (Natural Sweet)
Highlands Road Noble Late Harvest 2015
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Natural Sweet 2013
Miles Mossop Kika Noble Late Harvest 2016
Mullineux Essence Straw Wine 2012
Mullineux Straw Wine 2016
Nederburg The Winemasters Noble Late Harvest 2017
Queen of Africa Noble Late Harvest 2015 (Olivedale)
Stellenrust Chenin d’Muscat Noble Late Harvest 2015
The Dry Land Collection Longevity Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc 2015 (Perdeberg)
Tokara Reserve Collection Noble Late Harvest 2016
Vondeling Sweet Carolyn 2016

FORTIFIED DESSERT

Daschbosch Hanepoot 2015 (uniWines)
Orange River Cellars White Muscadel 2016

CAPE PORT

Beaumont Starboard NV
Boplaas Cape Tawny NV
Delaire Graff Cape Vintage 2015

 

• For info about the ratings and the prices of the top-rated wines over the past two years, see here.

 

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