All of the most highly rated South African wines reviewed in 2017

INCLUDING South Africa’s most highly rated wines as reviewed by top judging panels locally and/or internationally in 2017. See HERE for the panels whose reviews counted, or see HERE for all of the top SA wine ratings during the past two years together with details of the accolades.

EXCLUDING wines sold only on auction, wines sold only on export markets, wines sold out long ago and rated subsequently to gauge development or longevity, wines not available from producers and only sold by specific retailers (e.g. house brands, own labels).

NOTE: towns and areas refer to the locations of the producers, which can be different from where the grapes originate; prices supplied by the producers, or approximate retail prices in the case of farms closed to the public.

Top SA WHITE wines reviewed in 2017
Top SA SPARKLING wines reviewed in 2017
Top SA ROSÉ wines reviewed in 2017
Top SA RED wines reviewed in 2017
Top SA DESSERT wines reviewed in 2017
Top SA PORTS & SHERRIES reviewed in 2017


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Top SA White Wines Reviewed in 2017

 

CHARDONNAY

Alvi’s Drift Reserve Chardonnay 2016 – Worcester – R97
Babylonstoren Chardonnay 2016 – Paarl, Simonsberg – R215
Bartinney Chardonnay 2016 – Stellenbosch, Banghoek – R158
Bartinney Hourglass Chardonnay 2016 – Stellenbosch, Banghoek – R620
Benguela Cove Chardonnay 2016, 2015 – Walker Bay, Bot River – R150
Bergsig Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016 – Breedekloof, Brëerivier – R89
Bon Courage Unwooded Chardonnay 2016 – Robertson – R48
Boschendal Elgin Chardonnay 2015 – Franschhoek – R320
Botha Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2015, 2014 – Breedekloof, Brëerivier – R75
Bouchard Finlayson Crocodile’s Lair Chardonnay 2015 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley – R151
Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2015 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley – R239
Chamonix Chardonnay 2016 – Franschhoek – R180
Chamonix Chardonnay Reserve 2015 – Franschhoek – R350
Cluster Series Chardonnay 2016 (Laarman) – Western Cape – R108
Confluence Chardonnay 2016 (Julien Schaal) – R249
Creation The Art of Chardonnay 2016 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge – R875
Credo Chardonnay 2016 (Stellenbosch Vyds) – Stellenbosch – R149
Crystallum The Agnes Chardonnay 2016 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge – R214
Dabar Chardonnay 2016 – Napier – R97
De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2017 – Robertson – R112
De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2017 – Robertson – R88
De Wetshof The Site Chardonnay 2015 – Robertson – R192
Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve Chardonnay 2016 – Stellenbosch, Helshoogte – R200
Delaire Graff Terraced Block Reserve Chardonnay 2015 – Stellenbosch, Helshoogte – R650
DeMorgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2016 – Stellenbosch Kloof – R350
Domaine des Dieux Chardonnay 2012 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge – R130
Dombeya Chardonnay 2015 (Haskell) – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R115
Douglas Green Chardonnay 2016 – Wellington – R55
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2016 – Stellenbosch – R95
Eikendal Chardonnay 2016, 2015 – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R163
Elgin Vintners Chardonnay 2013 – Elgin – R133
Evidence Chardonnay 2016 (Julien Schaal)
– Cape South Coast – R250

Flagstone Two Roads Chardonnay 2016 – Somerset West – R98
Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chardonnay 2016 (Bergkelder) – Stellenbosch – R130
Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2015, 2016 – Paarl, Simonsberg – R108
Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2015 – Stellenbosch – R210
GlenWood Grand Duc Chardonnay 2015 – Franschhoek – R435
GlenWood Vigneron’s Selection Chardonnay 2016 – Franschhoek – R240
Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2016 – Constantia – R201
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2016 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley – R395
Hartenberg Chardonnay 2015 – Stellenbosch, Bottelary – R115
Hartenberg The Eleanor Chardonnay 2015 – Stellenbosch, Bottelary – R325
Haute Cabriére Chardonnay Reserve 2016 – Franschhoek – R190
Highlands Road Chardonnay 2016 – Elgin – R190
Holden Manz Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016 – Franschhoek – R225
Hoopenburg Integer Chardonnay 2016 – Stellenbosch – R117
Jordan Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016 – Stellenbosch Kloof – R160
Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2016, 2015 – Stellenbosch Kloof – R390
Journey’s End Chardonnay 2016 – Sir Lowry’s Pass – R150
Julien Schaal Chardonnay 2016 – Cape South Coast – R175
Kershaw Chardonnay 2016 – Elgin – R520
Kershaw Lake District Bokkeveld Shales CY95 Chardonnay 2016 – Elgin – R820
Kershaw Lake District Cartref CY96 Chardonnay 2016 – Elgin – R820
Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chardonnay 2016 – Stellenbosch – R93
KWV Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay 2016 – Paarl – R90
La Bri Chardonnay 2016 – Franschhoek – R130
La Motte Chardonnay 2016 – Franschhoek – R120
Lanzerac Chardonnay 2016 – Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek Valley – R115
Lanzerac Mrs English 2016 (Chardonnay) – Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek Valley – R450
Legends Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2015 (Slanghoek) – Breedekloof, Slanghoek – R190
Linton Park Chardonnay 2016 – Wellington – R90
Longridge Chardonnay 2016, 2015 – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R165
Lourensford Limited Release Chardonnay 2016 – Somerset West, Helderberg – R190
Lourensford The Dome Chardonnay 2015 – Somerset West, Helderberg – R110
Matthew van Heerden Chardonnay 2016 – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R290
McGregor Chardonnay 2017 – McGregor – R45
Merwida Chardonnay 2016 – Breedekloof, Rawsonville – R70
Môreson Dr. Reason Why 2014 (Unwooded Chardonnay) – Franschhoek – R125
Môreson Mercator Chardonnay 2015 – Franschhoek – R240
Mt Vernon Chardonnay 2013 – Paarl – R110
Neil Ellis Whitehall Chardonnay 2015, 2016 – Stellenbosch – R225
Oak Valley Beneath The Clouds Chardonnay 2016 – Elgin – R110
Oak Valley Groenlandberg Chardonnay 2016, 2015 – Elgin – R190
Paserene Chardonnay 2015 – Stellenbosch – R315
Paul Cluver Estate Chardonnay 2016 – Elgin – R220
Paul Cluver Seven Flags Chardonnay 2016 – Elgin – R550
Restless River Ava Marie Chardonnay 2015 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley – R320
Rickety Bridge Chardonnay 2016 – Franschhoek – R120
Rietvallei Natural Unwooded Chardonnay 2017 – Robertson, Klaasvoogds – R75
Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay 2015, 2014 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R400
Rustenberg Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2016 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R175
Simonsig Chardonnay 2015, 2014 – Stellenbosch, Koelenhof – R90
Stellenrust Wild Yeast Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016 – Stellenbosch – R136
Sumaridge Chardonnay 2014 – Walker Bay, Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley – R245
Thelema Chardonnay 2015 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg, Helshoogte – R145
Tokara Reserve Collection Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2016, 2015 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg, Helshoogte – R180
Uva Mira The Mira Chardonnay 2016 – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R195
Villion Chardonnay 2016 – Walker Bay, Bot River – R180
Warwick The White Lady Chardonnay 2016 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R300
Welbedacht Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2014 – Wellington – R150
Welmoed Chardonnay 2017 (Stellenbosch Vyds) – Stellenbosch – R48

 

CHENIN BLANC

Albertus Viljoen Chenin Blanc 2016, 2015 (Alvi’s Drift) – Worcester – R175
Anura Chenin Blanc Limited Release 2016 – Paarl, Simonsberg – R120
Beaumont Hope Marguerite 2016 (Chenin) – Walker Bay, Bot River – R270
Bergsig Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016 – Breedekloof, Brëerivier – R145
Botanica Chenin Blanc 2016, 2015 – Stellenbosch, Devon Valley – R289
Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2016 (Opstal) – Breedekloof, Slanghoek – R175
Cederberg Five Generations Chenin Blanc 2015 – Cederberg – R220
Cilmor Chenin Blanc 2015 – Worcester – R49
Darling Cellars Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2016 – Darling – R150
Daschbosch Steen 2016 (Chenin, uniWines) – Breedekloof, Rawsonville – R130
David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2016 (Edgebaston) – Stellenbosch – R300
De Wet Cellar Chenin Blanc 2017 – Worcester – R35
DeMorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016 – Stellenbosch Kloof – R350
Doran Chenin Blanc 2014 – Paarl – R68
Duwweltjie Chenin Blanc 2016 (Thistle & Weed) – Stellenbosch – R150
Eden High Density Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2015 (Raats) – Stellenbosch – R600
Elemental Bob Chenin Blanc 2016 – Somerset West – R160
Flagstone Tributary Chenin Blanc 2016 – Somerset West – R98
Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chenin Blanc 2016 (Bergkelder) – Stellenbosch – R130
Fram Chenin Blanc 2016 – Stellenbosch – R97
Hoë-Steen Chenin Blanc 2016 (David & Nadia) – Swartland, Malmesbury, Paardeberg – R500
Imbuko Chenin Blanc 2017 – Wellington – R35
Jordan Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2016 – Stellenbosch Kloof – R113
Kaapzicht The 1947 Chenin Blanc 2016 – Stellenbosch, Bottelary – R400
Ken Forrester The FMC Chenin Blanc 2015 – Somerset West, Helderberg – R482
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Old Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2015 – Stellenbosch – R178
La Cave Chenin Blanc 2016, 2015 (Wellington Wines) – Wellington – R90
L’Avenir Single Block Chenin Blanc 2016 – Stellenbosch – R250
Leopard’s Leap Culinaria Chenin Blanc 2016 – Franschhoek – R90
Magnetic North Mountain Makstok 2016 (Chenin, Alheit) – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge – R460
Mariëtte Chenin Blanc 2015 (Stofberg) – Breedekloof, Rawsonville – R175
Mont Blois Groot Steen Chenin Blanc 2016 – Robertson – R295
Mount Abora Koggelbos Chenin Blanc 2015 – Swartland, Riebeek Kasteel – R110
Nederburg The Anchorman Chenin Blanc 2016 – Paarl – R150
Niel Joubert Chenin Blanc 2017 – Paarl, Simonsberg – R48
Painted Wolf Old Vine Paarl Chenin Blanc 2015 – Paarl – R130
Raats Family Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2016 – Stellenbosch – R300
Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2016 – Stellenbosch – R110
Remhoogte Honeybunch Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R195
Reverie Chenin Blanc 2016 – Stellenbosch – R165
Reyneke Chenin Blanc 2016 – Stellenbosch, Polkadraai Hills – R200
Rijk’s Private Cellar Chenin Blanc Barrel Fermented 2014 – Tulbagh – R140
Rooidraai 2016 (CheninCarinus) – Stellenbosch, Devon Valley – R250
Sadie Skurfberg 2016 (Chenin) – Swartland, Malmesbury, Paardeberg – R267
Skaliekop Chenin Blanc 2016 (David & Nadia) – Swartland, Malmesbury, Paardeberg – R500
Spice Route Chenin Blanc 2016 – Swartland, Malmesbury – R110
Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2016, 2015 – Stellenbosch – R185
Spier Chenin Blanc 2017 – Stellenbosch – R49
Spier Ideology Chenin Blanc 2016 – Stellenbosch – R90
Stellenrust Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2016 – Stellenbosch – R163
Stellenrust Old Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2016, 2015 – Stellenbosch – R200
Strydom Danièle Chenin Blanc 2016 – Stellenbosch – R155
Survivor Chenin Blanc 2017, 2016 (Overhex) – Worcester – R110
The Dry Land Collection Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2016 (Perdeberg) – Paarl – R86
Uitkyk Chenin Blanc 2015 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R90
Villiera Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2017 – Stellenbosch, Koelenhof – R118
Vrede en Lust Casey’s Ridge Kogelberg Chenin Blanc 2016, 2015 – Paarl, Simonsberg – R140
Wildehurst Chenin Blanc 2015 – Swartland – Koringberg – R150
Wildekrans Barrel Select Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015 – Walker Bay, Bot River – R198
Windmeul Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016 – Paarl – R80

 

COLOMBAR

Bon Courage André’s Fame Colombard 2017 – Robertson – R48

 

GEWÜRZTRAMINER

Bergsig Gewürztraminer 2017 – Breedekloof, Brëerivier – R65

 

GRENACHE BLANC

Elemental Bob Grenache Blanc 2016 – Somerset West – R220
KWV The Mentors Grenache Blanc 2015 – Paarl – R175
Rall Grenache Blanc 2016 – Swartland – R260
The Foundry Grenache Blanc 2015 – Stellenbosch – R190

 

RIESLING

Jordan The Real McCoy Riesling 2016 – Stellenbosch Kloof – R123
Nitida Riesling 2017 – Durbanville – R95
Paul Cluver Riesling Close Encounter 2016 – Elgin – R100
Paul Cluver Riesling Dry Encounter 2016, 2015 – Elgin – R100

 

SAUVIGNON BLANC

Authentique 2016 (Sauvignon Blanc) – Durbanville – R100
Boschendal De Werf Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Franschhoek – R275
Boschendal Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Franschhoek – R275
Bouchard Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2017 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley – R151
Buitenverwachting Maximus 2014 (Sauvignon Blanc) – Constantia – R250
Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2015 – R155
Christina van Loveren Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – Robertson – R94
Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – Constantia – R150
D’Aria The Following Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – Durbanville – R200
D’Aria The Songbird Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Durbanville – R135
De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2017, 2016 – Durbanville, Panorama – R150
Delaire Graff Coastal Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – Stellenbosch, Helshoogte – R135
Diemersdal MM Louw Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Durbanville – R175
Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2017 – Durbanville – R105
Diemersdal Winter Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – Durbanville – R125
Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (Cederberg) – Cederberg – R190
Ghost Corner Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (Cederberg) – Cederberg – R220
Glendirk 2016 (Sauvignon BlancKlein Constantia) – Constantia – R290
Groot Phesantekraal Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – Durbanville – R72
Hermanuspietersfontein Kat met die Houtbeen 2015 (Sauvignon Blanc) – Walker Bay, Sunday’s Glen – R195
Highlands Road Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – Elgin – R85
Highlands Road Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2015 – Elgin – R295
Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Elgin – R144
Jordan The Outlier Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Stellenbosch Kloof – R123
Kings Kloof Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Somerset West, Helderberg – R75
Klein Constantia Block 361 & 372 2015 – Constantia – R290
Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Constantia – R290
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sur Lie Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – Stellenbosch – R178
La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Franschhoek – R120
Marianne Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Paarl, Simonsberg – R170
Mulderbosch 1000 Miles Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – Stellenbosch, Polkadraai Hills – R200
Neil Ellis Amica 2016 (Sauvignon Blanc) – Stellenbosch – R215
Nitida Golden Orb Sauvignon Blanc 2016, 2015 – Durbanville – R280
Nitida The Wild Child 2016 (Sauvignon Blanc) – Durbanville – R140
Oak Valley Fountain of Youth Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – Elgin – R85
Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc 2017, 2016 – Elgin – R90
Rietvallei Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – Robertson, Klaasvoogds – R75
Rustenberg Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R80
South Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Elgin – R95
Stark-Condé Round Mountain Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek Valley – R185
Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Constantia (Tokai) – R125
Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Constantia (Tokai) – R195
Stellenbosch Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – Stellenbosch – R75
Strandveld Pofadderbos Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Cape Agulhas – Elim – R125
The Giant Periwinkle Blanc Fumé 2016 (Sauvignon Blanc) – Franschhoek – R200
Tokara Reserve Collection Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg, Helshoogte – R135
Vrede en Lust Artisan Blanc Fumé 2016 (Sauvignon Blanc) – Paarl, Simonsberg – R129
Zevenwacht Sauvignon Blanc 2017, 2016 – Stellenbosch, Kuils River – R74
Zorgvliet Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – Stellenbosch, Banghoek – R95

 

SEMILLON

Botanica Semillon 2016 – Stellenbosch, Devon Valley – R289
Constantia Uitsig Semillon 2015 – Constantia – R155
Deetlefs Familie 2014 (Semillon) – Breedekloof, Rawsonville – R290
La Colline 2016 (Semillon, Alheit) – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge – R460
Raised by Wolves La Colline Semillon 2016 (Yardstick) – Stellenbosch, Polkadraai Hills – R286
Shannon Semillon 2016 – Elgin – R200
Steenberg Semillon 2016 – Constantia (Tokai) – R195
Vergelegen Reserve Semillon 2016 – Somerset West, Helderberg – R270

 

VERDELHO

Stellenbosch Vineyards Limited Release Verdelho 2015 – Stellenbosch – R250

 

VIOGNIER

Bellingham The Bernard Series Hand-Picked Viognier 2017 – Franschhoek – R165
Hilton The Emperor Probus Viognier 2015 – Somerset West – R300
Oldenburg Viognier 2015 – Stellenbosch, Banghoek – R165

 

WHITE BLENDS

AA Badenhorst White 2015 – Swartland, Malmesbury, Paardeberg – R299
Alvi’s Drift Reserve CVC 2016 – Worcester – R95
Benguela Cove Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Walker Bay, Bot River – R125
Bergsig Icarus 2016 – Breedekloof, Brëerivier – R180
Bizoe Henriëtta 2016 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Somerset West – R190
Blake’s Tourmaline 2016 – Swartland, Malmesbury – R120
Bosman Adama White 2016 – Wellington – R150
Cape Point Isliedh 2016, 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – R235
Cavalli Cremello 2015 – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R135
Celestina Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016 – Cape Agulhas, Gansbaai – R145
Constantia Glen Two 2016 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Constantia – R250
Constantia Uitsig Natura Vista 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Constantia – R155
Creation Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge – R150
Darling Cellars Lady Ann Darling 2016 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Darling – R158
Darling Cellars Lime Kilns 2016 – Darling – R100
De Grendel Winifred 2016 – Durbanville, Panorama – R135
Delaire Graff White Reserve 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Helshoogte – R350
Durbanville Hills The Tangram 2016 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Durbanville – R375
Eerste Hoop Lodewijkx 2017 – Overberg – R240
Fairview Drie Papen Fontein Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016 – Paarl – R160
Fairview Nurok 2016 – Paarl – R170
Flagstone Treaty Tree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Reserve 2016 – Somerset West – R120
Gabriëlskloof Magdalena 2016 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Walker Bay, Bot River – R260
Ghost Corner The Bowline 2016, 2015 (Bordeaux-Style BlendCederberg) – Cederberg – R210
GlenWood Vigneron’s Selection Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016 – Franschhoek – R120
Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve White 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Constantia – R250
Harlem to Hope 2016 (Raats) – Stellenbosch – R200
Highlands Road Sine Cera 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Elgin – R140
Iona One Man Band White 2016 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Elgin – R260
Keermont Terrasse 2015 – Stellenbosch – R160
Kevin King Bassey 2015 (Bordeaux-Style BlendSouth Hill) – Elgin – R155
Lammershoek Terravinum Reserve White 2016 – Swartland, Malmesbury, Paardeberg – R185
Lammershoek The Innocent White Blend 2015 – Swartland, Malmesbury, Paardeberg – R90
Lazanou Organic Chenin Blanc Chardonnay Viognier 2017 – Wellington – R120
Marvelous Yellow 2015 (Yardstick) – Stellenbosch, Polkadraai Hills – R90
Miles Mossop Saskia 2014 – Stellenbosch – R257
Mulderbosch Faithful Hound White 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Polkadraai Hills – R155
Muratie Laurens Campher 2016 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R135
Nederburg Ingenuity White Blend 2016, 2014 – Paarl – R220
Nitida Coronata Integration 2016, 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Durbanville – R150
Olifantsberg Blanc 2016 – Breedekloof, Brëerivier – R155
Painted Wolf Peloton Blanc 2016 – Paarl – R100
Painted Wolf Pictus 2016 – Paarl – R180
Rascallion Vinyl Collection 33 1/3 RPM 2017 – Stellenbosch – R118
Rickety Bridge The Foundation Stone White 2016 – Franschhoek – R100
Sadie ’T Voetpad 2016 – Swartland, Malmesbury, Paardeberg – R296
Sadie Palladius 2015 – Swartland, Malmesbury, Paardeberg – R614
Savage White 2016 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – R228
Sijnn White 2016 – Swellendam – Malgas – R180
Solms Delta Amalie 2015 – Franschhoek – R150
Spier Creative Block 2 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch – R95
Stellenzicht The Ratio 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch – R165
Thorne & Daughters Rocking Horse Cape White 2016 – Elgin – R249
Tokara Director’s Reserve White 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg, Helshoogte – R260
TSW Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016 (Trizanne) – R200
Vergelegen G.V.B White 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Somerset West, Helderberg – R360
Villiera Jasmine 2017 – Stellenbosch, Koelenhof – R51
Vrede en Lust Barrique 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Paarl, Simonsberg – R160
Vrede en Lust Chenin Blanc Semillon 2016 – Paarl, Simonsberg – R99
White Leipzig 2017 – Worcester – R90
Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2016 – Stellenbosch, Kuils River – R79
Zorgvliet Simone 2016 – (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Banghoek – R160 – R79


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CAP CLASSIQUE

Aetheria Rosé NV (African Pride) – Stellenbosch – R180
Allée Bleue Brut Rosé 2014 – Franschhoek – R130
Babylonstoren Sprankel 2012, 2011 – Paarl, Simonsberg – R495
Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blancs 2010 – Robertson – R170
Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Brut Reserve 2010 – Robertson – R 170
Boschendal Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut NV – Franschhoek – R160
Boschendal Grande Cuvée Brut 2013 – Franschhoek – R295
Boschendal Jean Le Long Prestige Cuvée Blanc de Blancs 2007 – Franschhoek – R750
Celine Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut NV (Nuy) – Worcester – Nuy – R150
Colmant Brut Chardonnay NV – Franschhoek – R230
Colmant Brut Reserve NV – Franschhoek – R180
Constantia Uitsig Méthode Cap Classique 2013 – Constantia – R198
Desiderius Pongrácz 2009 (JC Le Roux) – Stellenbosch, Devon Valley – R450
Domaine des Dieux Claudia Brut 2011 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge – R180
Graham Beck Brut Blanc de Blancs 2012 – Robertson – R240
Graham Beck Brut NV – Robertson – R135
Graham Beck Brut Rosé 2012, 2011 – Robertson – R240
Graham Beck Cuvée Clive 2009 – Robertson – R630
Klein Constantia Brut 2013 – Constantia – R230
Krone RD 2001 (Twee Jonge Gezellen) – Tulbagh – R324
Laborie Blanc de Blancs 2011 – Paarl – R103
Le Lude Rosé NV – Franschhoek – R240
Lord’s Brut Rosé NV – Robertson – McGregor – R150
Lourensford Brut 2011 – Somerset West, Helderberg – R250
Newstead Brut 2014 – Plettenberg Bay – R190
Newstead Rosé 2015 – Plettenberg Bay – R210
Paul René Brut 2014 (Wonderfontein) – Robertson – R170
Plaisir de Merle Grand Brut 2014 – Paarl, Simonsberg – R210
Silverthorn Jewel Box 2013 – Robertson – R308
Silverthorn The Genie Rosé Brut NV (Shiraz) – Robertson – R232
Silverthorn The Green Man Brut 2011 – Robertson – R185
Simonsig Cuvée Royale Blanc de Blancs 2012 – Stellenbosch, Koelenhof – R300
Steenberg Lady R Méthode Cap Classique 2012, 2011 – Constantia (Tokai) – R470
Tanzanite NV – Worcester – R120
Villiera Monro Brut 2011 – Stellenbosch, Koelenhof – R200
Villiera Tradition Brut NV – Stellenbosch, Koelenhof – R108
Villiera Tradition Brut Rosé NV – Stellenbosch, Koelenhof – R108


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Top SA Rosé Wines Reviewed in 2017

 

ROSÉ

Backsberg Pinotage Rosé 2017 – Paarl, Simonsberg – R55
La Couronne Merlot Rosé 2017 – Franschhoek – R60
Lace by Almenkerk Dry Rosé 2017 – Elgin – R90
Le Pommier Rosé 2017 – Stellenbosch, Banghoek – R75
Lutzville Shiraz Rosé 2017 – Olifants River, Lutzville – R40
Opstal Syrah Viognier Blush 2017 – Breedekloof, Slanghoek – R50
Painted Wolf The Den Pinotage Rosé 2017 – Paarl – 70
Quando Mourvèdre Rosé 2017 – Bonnievale – R60
Riebeek Cellars Pinotage Rosé 2017 – Swartland, Riebeek Kasteel – R40
Rooiberg Pinotage Rosé 2017 – Robertson – R38
Spice Route Saffron Rosé 2016 – Swartland, Malmesbury – R140
Steenberg Ruby Rosé 2017 – Constantia (Tokai) – R86
Villa Esposto Rosé 2016 (Klawer) – Olifants River – Klawer – R65
Zevenwacht 7even Rosé 2017 – Stellenbosch, Kuils River – R52


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BARBERA

Altydgedacht Barbera 2015 – Durbanville – R135

 

CABERNET FRANC

De Trafford Cabernet Franc 2014, 2013 – Stellenbosch – R400
Doolhof Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015 – Wellington – R159
Eden High Density Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015 (Raats) – Stellenbosch – R1500
Eikendal Cabernet Franc 2015 – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R700
Glenelly The Glass Collection Cabernet Franc 2015 – Stellenbosch – R95
Hermanuspietersfontein Swartskaap 2013 – Walker Bay, Sunday’s Glen – R265
Kaapzicht Cabernet Franc 2014 – Stellenbosch, Bottelary – R300
Lisha Nelson Cabernet Franc 2014 – Paarl – R400
Môreson Cabernet Franc 2015 – Franschhoek – R240
My Wyn Cabernet Franc 2014 – Franschhoek – R250
Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2015 – Stellenbosch – R115
Raats Family Cabernet Franc 2015, 2014 – Stellenbosch – R475
Rainbow’s End Limited Release Cabernet Franc 2015 – Stellenbosch, Banghoek – R294
Ridgeback Cabernet Franc 2015 – Paarl – R130
Rietvallei JMB Cabernet Franc 2011 – Robertson, Klaasvoogds – R240
Tokara Cabernet Franc 2012 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg, Helshoogte – R315
Uva Mira The Dance Cabernet Franc 2014, 2013 – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R495
Warwick Cabernet Franc 2013 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R300
Zorgvliet Cabernet Franc 2015 – Stellenbosch, Banghoek – R130

 

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Anura Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2014 – Paarl, Simonsberg – R160
Asara Vineyard Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – Stellenbosch – R150
Avontuur Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – Somerset West, Helderberg – R118
Bartinney Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – Stellenbosch, Banghoek – R179
Bergsig Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, 2012 – Breedekloof, Brëerivier – R145
Boschendal 1685 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – Franschhoek – R110
Brahms Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – Paarl – R85
Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – Stellenbosch – R75
Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – Cederberg – R160
Cederberg Five Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – Cederberg – R480
David Finlayson GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Edgebaston) – Stellenbosch – R450
Delaire Graff Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2015  – Stellenbosch, Helshoogte – R650
Delaire Graff Laurence Graff Reserve 2014 
– Stellenbosch, Helshoogte – R3500
Diemersdal MM Louw Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
– Durbanville –R290

Eikendal Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, 2014 – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R169
Excelsior Evanthius Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – Robertson, Ashton – R139
Groot Constantia Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – Constantia – R201
Jakkalsvlei Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – Herbertsdale – R85
Jordan The Long Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – Stellenbosch Kloof – R160
Journey’s End The Cape Doctor Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – Sir Lowry’s Pass – R250
Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R370
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – Stellenbosch – R335
Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – Stellenbosch – R128
KWV The Mentors Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – Paarl – R220
Landzicht Winemaker’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – Northern Cape – R75

Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2014 – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R500
Mt Vernon Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – Paarl – R180
Nederburg Two Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, 2013, 2012 – Paarl – R385
Neethlingshof Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – Stellenbosch – R85
Neil Ellis Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – Stellenbosch – R350
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – Stellenbosch –R150
Peter Falke Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, 2013 – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R120
PF Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Peter Falke) – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R140
Rudi Schultz Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – Stellenbosch – R170
Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R980
Rustenberg Peter Barlow Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, 2012, 2011 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R400
Spier 21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – Stellenbosch – R270
Stark-Condé Three Pines Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek Valley – R325
Strydom Rex Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, 2014 – Stellenbosch – R220
The Dry Land Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Perdeberg) – Paarl – R94
The Stellenbosch Reserve Ou Hoofgebou 2015 (Guardian Peak) – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R140
Tokara Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg, Helshoogte – R305
Uva Mira The Mira Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R195
Vergelegen V 2012 (Cabernet Sauvignon) – Somerset West, Helderberg – R1300
Warwick Blue Lady 2014 (Cabernet Sauvignon) – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R300
Waterford Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – Stellenbosch – R295
Zorgvliet Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – Stellenbosch, Banghoek – R130

 

CINSAUT

Darling Cellars Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2015 – Darling – R175
Flotsam & Jetsam Cinsault Stalwart 2016 (Alheit) – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge – R95
Sadie Pofadder 2016 – Swartland, Malmesbury, Paardeberg – R267

 

GRENACHE NOIR

Leeuwenkuil Grenache Noir 2015 – Swartland / Voor Paardeberg – R110
Migliarina Grenache 2016 – Stellenbosch – R150
Sadie Soldaat 2016 (Grenache) – Swartland, Malmesbury, Paardeberg – R296
Spice Route Grenache 2015 – Swartland, Malmesbury – R115
Spice Route Terra de Bron Grenache 2015 – Swartland, Malmesbury – R250
Stellenbosch Vineyards Limited Release Grenache 2015 – Stellenbosch – R250

 

MALBEC

Diemersdal Malbec 2016, 2015 – Durbanville – R100
Doolhof Single Vineyard Malbec 2015 – Wellington – R159
Paul Wallace Black Dog Malbec 2015 – Elgin – R150

 

MERLOT

Boschendal 1685 Merlot 2015 – Franschhoek – R110
Creation Merlot Reserve 2015 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge – R340
Delaire Graff Merlot 2014 – Stellenbosch, Helshoogte – R295
Dombeya Merlot 2015 (Haskell) – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R105
Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Merlot 2014 (Bergkelder) – Stellenbosch – R155
Fort Simon Merlot 2015 – Stellenbosch, Bottelary – R83
Groot Constantia Merlot 2014 – Constantia – R201
Lourensford Limited Release Merlot 2015 – Somerset West, Helderberg – R300
Oldenburg Merlot 2013 – Stellenbosch, Banghoek – R160
Org de Rac Organic Merlot 2015 – Swartland, Piketberg – R64
Shannon Mount Bullet 2014 (Merlot) – Elgin – R350
Zorgvliet Merlot 2015 – Stellenbosch, Banghoek – R130

 

NERO D’AVOLA

Bosman Nero d’Avola 2015 – Wellington – 150

 

PETIT VERDOT

Anura Petit Verdot Limited Release 2011 – Paarl, Simonsberg – R160
KWV The Mentors Petit Verdot 2015 – Paarl – R220
The Flagship Petit Verdot 2011 (Stellenbosch Vyds) – Stellenbosch – R450

 

PINOT NOIR

Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir 2016 (Overhex) – Worcester – R55
Boschendal Elgin Pinot Noir 2015 – Franschhoek – R275
Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2015 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley – R329
Bouchard Finlayson Tête de Cuvée Pinot Noir 2013 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley – R892
Clouds Pinot Noir 2016 – Stellenbosch – R275
Creation Pinot Noir Reserve 2016, 2015 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge – R340
Creation The Art of Pinot Noir 2016 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge – R875
Dabar Pinot Noir 2015, 2014 – Napier – R130
De Grendel Op die Berg Pinot Noir 2014 – Durbanville, Panorama – R175
Driehoek Mieke Pinot Noir 2015 – Cederberg – R195
Ghost Corner Pinot Noir 2015 (Cederberg) – Cederberg – R210
Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2016 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley – R440
Kershaw Pinot Noir 2016 – Elgin – R495
La Vierge Apogée Pinot Noir 2015 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge – R525
Lothian Pinot Noir 2016 – Elgin – R199
Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016, 2015 – Walker Bay, Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley – R325
Newton Johnson Walker Bay Pinot Noir 2016 – Walker Bay, Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley – R202
Nitida Pinot Noir 2015 – Durbanville – R150
Oak Valley Groenlandberg Pinot Noir 2016 – Elgin – R195
Oak Valley Sounds of Silence Pinot Noir 2015, 2014 – Elgin – R125
Paul Cluver Estate Pinot Noir 2015 – Elgin – R200
Paul Cluver Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2015 – Elgin – R550
Paul Wallace Brave Heart Pinot Noir 2015 – Elgin – R190
Reservoir Road Pinot Noir 2016 (Raats) – Stellenbosch – R165
Shannon Rockview Ridge Pinot Noir 2016, 2015 – Elgin – R285
Storm Vrede Pinot Noir 2015 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley – R440
The Fledge & Co Katvis Pinot Noir 2016 – Klein Karoo, Calitzdorp – R175
Vrede en Lust Pinot Noir 2016 – Paarl, Simonsberg – R175
Whalehaven Conservation Coast Pinot Noir 2013 – Walker Bay, Hermanus – R400
Whalehaven Pinot Noir 2015 – Walker Bay, Hermanus – R183

 

PINOTAGE

Allée Bleue Pinotage 2015 – Franschhoek – R185
Bellingham The Bernard Series Bush Vine Pinotage 2015 – Franschhoek – R220
Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage 2015, 2014 – Stellenbosch, Koelenhof – R625
Beyerskloof Pinotage Reserve 2015 – Stellenbosch, Koelenhof – R135
Bon Courage Pinotage 2015 – Robertson – R85
Bosman Pinotage 2014 – Wellington – R225
Cathedral Peak Pinotage 2015 – KwaZulu-Natal, Central Drakensberg – R150
Chamonix Greywacke Pinotage 2015 – Franschhoek – R180
Delheim Pinotage 2012 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R125
Delheim Vera Cruz Pinotage 2014 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R425
Diemersdal Pinotage Reserve 2016 – Durbanville – R140
Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Pinotage Reserve 2015 – Wellington – R199
Doolhof Single Vineyard Pinotage 2015 – Wellington – R159
Flagstone Truth Tree Pinotage 2016 – Somerset West – R98
Flagstone Writer’s Block Pinotage 2015 – Somerset West – R250
Golden Triangle Pinotage 2014 (Stellenzicht) – Stellenbosch – R110
La Cave Pinotage 2016, 2015 (Wellington Wines) – Wellington – R150
Lanzerac Pionier Pinotage 2015, 2014 – Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek Valley – R700
Liberté Pinotage 2016 (Raats) – Stellenbosch – R275
Marianne Pinotage 2015 – Paarl, Simonsberg – R180
MKM 2015 (Môreson) – Franschhoek – R750
Môreson The Widow Maker Pinotage 2015 – Franschhoek – R220
Neethlingshof The Owl Post Pinotage 2016, 2015 – Stellenbosch – R190
Neil Ellis Bottelary Hills Pinotage 2015 – Stellenbosch – R300
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Pinotage 2015 – Stellenbosch – R115
Painted Wolf Guillermo Swartland Pinotage 2013 – Paarl – R190
Rhebokskloof Vineyard Selection Pinotage 2015 – Paarl – R130
Rickety Bridge Pinotage 2015 – Franschhoek – R120
Simonsig Redhill Pinotage 2014 – Stellenbosch, Koelenhof – R320
Spier 21 Gables Pinotage 2014 – Stellenbosch – R260
Stellenbosch Vineyards Bushvine Pinotage 2015 – Stellenbosch – R90
Tokara Pinotage 2015 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg, Helshoogte – R315
Van Loveren African Java Pinotage 2017 – Robertson – R59
Viljoensdrift River Grandeur Single Vineyard Pinotage 2014 – Robertson – R120
Wildekrans Barrel Select Reserve Pinotage 2015 – Walker Bay, Bot River –R 297
Windmeul Pinotage 2015 – Paarl – R49
Windmeul Reserve Pinotage 2015 – Paarl – R120
Zonnebloem Pinotage 2015 (Distell) – Stellenbosch – R80

 

SHIRAZ / SYRAH

Almenkerk Syrah 2014 – Elgin – R220
Alto Shiraz 2015 – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R185
Asara Vineyard Collection Shiraz 2013 – Stellenbosch – R140
Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2015 – Franschhoek – R450
Boschendal 1685 Shiraz 2015 – Franschhoek – R110
Cederberg Shiraz 2015 – Cederberg – R205
Constitution Road Shiraz 2014, 2013 (Robertson Winery) – Robertson – R171
D’Aria The Soprano Shiraz 2015 – Durbanville – R181
De Grendel Shiraz 2016, 2015 – Durbanville, Panorama – R145
De Trafford Blueprint Syrah 2015 – Stellenbosch – R230
Driefontein Syrah 2014 (Longridge) – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R205
Driehoek Shiraz 2015, 2014 – Cederberg – R175
Dunstone Shiraz 2015 – Wellington – R135
Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2014 – Constantia – R255
Fable Syrah 2014 – Tulbagh – R375
Fairview Eenzaamheid Shiraz 2014 – Paarl – R285
Fairview Swartland Shiraz 2014 – Paarl – R100
Fairview The Beacon Shiraz 2014 – Paarl – R285
First Sighting Shiraz 2014 (Strandveld) – Cape Agulhas – Elim – R85
Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz 2014, 2013 – Somerset West – R250
Groot Constantia Shiraz 2015 – Constantia – R201
Hartenberg Gravel Hill Shiraz 2013, 2012 – Stellenbosch, Bottelary – R595
Joostenberg Klippe Kou Syrah 2015 – Paarl – R151
Kershaw Groenland Bokkeveld Shales SH9C Syrah 2015 – Elgin – R745
Kershaw Syrah 2015 – Elgin – R460
Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Shiraz 2015 – Stellenbosch – R128
KWV Cathedral Cellar Shiraz 2015 – Paarl – R115
La Bri Syrah 2014 – Franschhoek – R140
La Motte Syrah 2014 – Franschhoek – R155
Lanzerac Syrah 2015 – Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek Valley – R140
Leeuwenkuil Heritage Syrah 2014 – Swartland / Voor Paardeberg – R290
Mullineux Schist Syrah 2015 – Swartland, Riebeek Kasteel – R985
Nicolas van der Merwe Syrah 2015 – Stellenbosch, Polkadraai Hills – R250
Noble Hill Syrah 2013 – Paarl, Simonsberg – R105
Oldenburg Syrah 2013 – Stellenbosch, Banghoek – R210
Ormonde Chip off the Old Block Shiraz 2014 – Darling – R80
Ormonde Shiraz 2014 – Darling – R175
Raka Biography Shiraz 2015, 2013 – Overberg, Klein River – R130
Remhoogte Syrah 2015 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R390
Reyneke Reserve Red 2015 (Shiraz) – Stellenbosch, Polkadraai Hills – R450
Reyneke Syrah 2015 – Stellenbosch, Polkadraai Hills – R160
Rustenberg Buzzard Kloof Syrah 2015 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R175
Saronsberg Provenance Shiraz 2015 – Tulbagh – R100
Saronsberg Shiraz 2015 – Tulbagh – R200
Simonsig Merindol Syrah 2014 – Stellenbosch, Koelenhof – R320
Slowine Shiraz 2016 (Villiersdorp Cellar) – Overberg, Theewater – R70
Sons of Sugarland Syrah 2016 (Ron Burgundy) – Klein Karoo, Montagu – R280
Stark-Condé Stellenbosch Syrah 2015 – Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek Valley – R185
Strandveld Syrah 2013 – Cape Agulhas – Elim – R165
Tamboerskloof Syrah 2014 (Kleinood) – Stellenbosch – R188
TSW Reserve Syrah 2016 (Trizanne) – R220
Vrede en Lust Lady J Syrah 2014, 2013 – Paarl, Simonsberg – R119
Wildekrans Barrel Select Reserve Shiraz 2015, 2014 – Walker Bay, Bot River – R289
Windmeul Reserve Shiraz 2015 – Paarl – R120
Zevenwacht Syrah 2015 – Stellenbosch, Kuils River – R91

 

TINTA BAROCCA

Boplaas Tinta Barocca 2015 – Klein Karoo, Calitzdorp – R65

 

TOURIGA NAÇIONAL

De Krans Touriga Naçional 2015 – Klein Karoo, Calitzdorp – R75

 

RED BLENDS

AA Badenhorst Red 2015 (Rhône-Style Blend) – Swartland, Malmesbury, Paardeberg – R299
Allée Bleue Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014 – Franschhoek – R130
Allée Bleue L’Amour Toujours 2013 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Franschhoek – R200
Alto Rouge 2015 – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R85
Anwilka 2013 – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R380
Asara The Bell Tower 2012 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch – R295
Asara Vineyard Collection Cape Fusion 2014 (Cape Blend) – Stellenbosch – R95
Babylon’s Peak Shiraz Mourvèdre Grenache 2016 – Swartland, Malmesbury, Paardeberg – R110
Babylonstoren Nebukadnesar 2015, 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Paarl, Simonsberg – R430
Beau Constantia Aidan 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Constantia – R245
Bellingham The Bernard Series Small Barrel SMV 2014 (Rhône-Style Blend) – Franschhoek – R275
Bergsig Icarus 2014 – Breedekloof, Brëerivier – R180
Beyerskloof Faith 2014 (Cape Blend) – Stellenbosch, Koelenhof – R625
Beyerskloof Field Blend 2013 (Bordeaux-Style Blend)– Stellenbosch, Koelenhof – R250
Beyerskloof Synergy 2015 (Cape Blend) – Stellenbosch, Koelenhof – R90
Blake’s Amethyst 2015 (Cape Blend) – Swartland, Malmesbury – R220
Boplaas Gamka 2015 – Klein Karoo, Calitzdorp – R190
Boschendal Lanoy 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Franschhoek – R75
Buitenverwachting Christine 2012 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Constantia – R350
Buitenverwachting Meifort 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Constantia – R90
Bushmanspad The Menno 2015 – Robertson, Bonnievale – R150
Cape West Shiraz Pinotage 2015 (Namaqua) – Olifants River, Vredendal – R58
Carl Everson Cape Blend 2015 (Opstal) – Breedekloof, Slanghoek – R175
Chamonix Troika Reserve 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Franschhoek – R315
Constantia Glen Five 2013 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Constantia – R350
Creation Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot 2015 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge – R190
Creation Syrah Grenache 2015 – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge – R190
Credo Shiraz Merlot Viognier 2014 (Stellenbosch Vyds) – Stellenbosch – R149
D’Aria Shiraz Viognier 2015 – Durbanville – R102
David & Nadia Elpidios 2015 (Rhône-Style Blend) – Swartland, Malmesbury, Paardeberg – R315
De Krans Tritonia 2015 – Klein Karoo, Calitzdorp – R160
De Toren Fusion V 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Polkadraai Hills – R430
De Toren Z 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Polkadraai Hills – R330
Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2015, 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Helshoogte – R295
DeMorgenzon Maestro Blue 2015 (Rhône-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch Kloof – R200
Diemersdal Private Collection 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Durbanville – R140
Dieu Donné The Cross Collection Shiraz Viognier 2015 – Franschhoek – R550
Dornier CMD 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch – R550
Du Toitskloof Dimension 2012 – Breedekloof, Rawsonville – R83
Eikendal Charisma 2015, 2013 – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R100
Ekliptika 2015, 2014 (Bordeaux-Style BlendLongridge) – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R480
Ernie Els Signature 2013 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R720
Fairview Extraño 2013 – Paarl – R100
Flagstone Dragon Tree Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Pinotage 2014 – Somerset West – R98
Glenelly Lady May 2013 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch – R420
Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve Red 2014 – Constantia – R367
Guardian Peak Summit 2014 (Rhône-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R160
Hartenberg Alchemy Merlot Cabernet Franc Malbec 2015 – Stellenbosch, Bottelary – R74
Haskell II 2013 – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R180
Haskell IV 2012 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R320
Haut Espoir Gentle Giant 2012 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Franschhoek – R80
Hermanuspietersfontein Die Arnoldus 2012 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Walker Bay, Sunday’s Glen – R385
Holden Manz Big G 2013 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Franschhoek – R225
Idiom Cape Blend 2013 – Sir Lowry’s Pass – R300
Idiom Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier 2015, 2010 – Sir Lowry’s Pass – 300
Joostenberg Bakermat 2015 – Paarl – R186
Jordan Cobblers Hill 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch Kloof – R380
Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R550
Klein Constantia Estate Red 2015 – Constantia – R290
Klein Gustrouw Reserve 2013 – Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek Valley – R165
Knorhoek Pantére 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R190
KWV The Mentors Canvas 2015, 2014 – Paarl – R220
KWV The Mentors Orchestra 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Paarl – R220
La Cave Cape Blend 2016, 2015 (Wellington Wines) – Wellington – R150
La Motte Pierneef Syrah Viognier 2015 – Franschhoek – R250
La Vierge Nymphomane 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge – R137
Laibach The Ladybird Organic 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R100
Le Riche Richesse 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R140
Leipzig Master Blend 2016 (Cape Blend) – Worcester – R100
Lingen 2014 (Stark-Condé) – Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek Valley – R165
Louis 57 Jasoma Conclusion 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch – R146
Lourensford Limited Release Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier 2015 – Somerset West, Helderberg – R180
Lyngrove Platinum Latitude 2015 (Cape Blend) – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R150
Lyra Vega 2015 (Orange River Cellars) – Northern Cape, Upington – R95
Morgenster Reserve 2014, 2012, 2011 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Somerset West, Helderberg – R389
Mulderbosch Faithful Hound Red 2014 – Stellenbosch, Polkadraai Hills – R155
Muratie Ansela van de Caab 2013 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R325
Mvemve Raats De Compostella 2015, 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch – R1050
Napier Red Medallion 2012 – Wellington – R235
Nederburg The Brew Master 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Paarl – R170
Nederburg The Motorcycle Marvel 2015 (Rhône-Style Blend) – Paarl – R170
Neethlingshof The Caracal 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch – R180
Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Granum 2015 (Rhône-Style Blend) – Walker Bay, Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley – R273
Oldenburg Rhodium 2012 (Bordeaux-Style Blend)– Stellenbosch, Banghoek – R275
Olifantsberg Silhouette 2013 (Rhône-Style Blend) – Breedekloof, Brëerivier – R175
Paradoks 2016 (Le Sueur) – Klein Karoo, Calitzdorp – R175
Plaisir de Merle Grand Plaisir 2011 – Paarl, Simonsberg – R370
Pulpit Rock Louisa Reserve 2014, 2013 (Cape Blend) – Swartland, Riebeek West – R135
Radford Dale Black Rock 2015 (Rhône-Style BlendGood Hope) – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R290
Raka Quinary 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Overberg, Klein River – R115
Rall Red 2015 – Swartland – R290
Rhebokskloof Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2015 – Paarl – R80
Ridgeback Signature C 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Paarl – R200
Ridgeback Signature S 2015 – Paarl – R200
Roodeberg Dr Charles Niehaus 2015, 2014 (KWV) – Paarl – R200
Rust en Vrede 1694 Classification 2014 – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R1500
Rustenberg John X Merriman 2015, 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R175
Rustenberg Stellenbosch RM Nicholson 2015 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R100
Saboteur 2015 (Luddite) – Walker Bay, Bot River – R250
Saronsberg Full Circle 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Tulbagh – R380
Saronsberg Provenance Seismic Rooi 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Tulbagh – R130
Simonsig Frans Malan Cape Blend 2015 – Stellenbosch, Koelenhof – R295
Simonsig Tiara 2011 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Koelenhof – R320
Spice Route Chakalaka 2014 – Swartland, Malmesbury – R170
Spier Creative Block 3 2014, 2013 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch – R149
Spier Creative Block 5 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch – R149
Spier Creative Block 8 2014 (Cape Blend) – Stellenbosch – R159
Stark-Condé Oude Nektar 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek Valley – R695
Stony Brook The Max 2014 – Franschhoek – R135
Survivor Offspring Syrah Pinotage Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (Overhex) – Worcester – R75
Swerwer Red 2016 (Wickens) – Swartland – R185
The Chocolate Block 2016 (Boekenhoutskloof) – Franschhoek – R200
The High Road Director’s Reserve 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch – R325
The Ploughman Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (Perdeberg) – Paarl – R79
The Stellenbosch Reserve Vanderstel 2015 (Bordeaux-Style BlendGuardian Peak) – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R200
Thelema Rabelais 2013 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg, Helshoogte – R475
Thokozani Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier 2016 (Diemersfontein) – Wellington – R75
Tokara Director’s Reserve Red 2013 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg, Helshoogte – R390
Uva Mira O.T.V. 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend)– Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R750
Vilafonté Series M 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend)– Stellenbosch – R500
Villiera Down to Earth 2015 – Stellenbosch, Koelenhof – R51
Villiera Monro 2013 (Bordeaux-Style Blend)– Stellenbosch, Koelenhof – R170
Vondeling Erica 2014 (Rhône-Style Blend) – Paarl – Voor Paardeberg – R195
Vondeling Philosophie 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend)– Paarl – Voor Paardeberg – R695
Vrede en Lust Artisan Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – Paarl, Simonsberg – R139
Vrede en Lust Boet Erasmus 2013 (Bordeaux-Style Blend)– Paarl, Simonsberg – R185
Vrede en Lust Côtes de Savoye 2015 (Rhône-Style Blend) – Paarl, Simonsberg – R99
Vriesenhof Kallista 2011 (Bordeaux-Style Blend)– Stellenbosch – R285
Warwick Three Cape Ladies 2013 (Cape Blend) – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R160
Waterford The Jem 2012 – Stellenbosch – R1100
Welbedacht Patriot 2014 (Bordeaux-Style Blend)– Wellington – R350
Wildehurst Velo Red 2014 – Swartland – Koringberg – 1R10
Wildekrans Barrel Select Reserve Cape Blend 2015 – Walker Bay, Bot River – R245
Windmeul Cape Blend 2015 – Paarl – R49
Windmeul Reserve Cape Blend 2015 – Paarl – R120
Zorgvliet Richelle 2015 (Bordeaux-Style Blend) – Stellenbosch, Banghoek – R270


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Top SA Desserts Reviewed in 2017

 

UNFORTIFIED

Bon Courage Noble Late Harvest 2016 – Robertson – R105 (375ml)
Boschendal Reserve Collection Vin d’Or 2015 – Franschhoek – R210 (375ml)
Buitenverwachting ‘1769’ 2014 (Noble Late Harvest) – Constantia – R210 (500ml)
Donkiesbaai Hooiwijn 2016 (Straw Wine – Guardian Peak) – Stellenbosch, Helderberg – R220 (375ml)
Fairview La Beryl Blanc 2015 (Straw Wine) – Paarl – R200 (500ml)
Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest 2016, 2015 (Bergkelder) – Stellenbosch – R115 (375ml)
Groot Constantia Grand Constance 2014 (Natural Sweet) – Constantia – R583 (375ml)
Highlands Road Noble Late Harvest 2015 – Elgin – R140 (375ml)
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Natural Sweet 2013 – Constantia – R895 (500ml)
KWV The Mentors Noble Late Harvest 2015, 2012 – Paarl – R245 (375ml)
Miles Mossop Kika Noble Late Harvest 2016 – Stellenbosch – R266 (375ml)
Mullineux Essence Straw Wine 2012 – Swartland, Riebeek Kasteel – R1275 (375ml)
Mullineux Straw Wine 2016 – Swartland, Riebeek Kasteel – R395 (375ml)
Nederburg The Winemasters Noble Late Harvest 2017 – Paarl – R100 (375ml)
Orange River Cellars Straw Wine 2016 – Northern Cape, Upington – R108 (375ml)
Paul Cluver Riesling Noble Late Harvest 2014 – Elgin – R250 (375ml)
Paul Wallace The Nix Noble Late Harvest 2016 – Elgin – R220 (375ml)
Queen of Africa Noble Late Harvest 2015 (Olivedale) – Swellendam – Buffeljags – R144 (375ml)
Slanghoek Crème de Chenin Natural Sweet 2016 – Breedekloof, Slanghoek – R46 (500ml)
Stellenrust Chenin d’Muscat Noble Late Harvest 2015 – Stellenbosch – R130 (375ml)
The Dry Land Collection Longevity Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc 2016, 2015 (Perdeberg) – Paarl – R76 (375ml)
Tierhoek Straw Wine NV – Olifants River – Citrusdal Mountain – Piekenierskloof – R170 (375ml)
Tokara Reserve Collection Noble Late Harvest 2016 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg, Helshoogte – R350 (375ml)
Villa Esposto Muscat d’Alexandrie Straw Wine 2016 (Klawer) – Olifants River – Klawer – R120 (375ml)
Vondeling Sweet Carolyn 2016 – Paarl – Voor Paardeberg – R210 (500ml)

 

FORTIFIED

Alvi’s Drift Muscat de Frontignan 2014 – Worcester – R129 (375ml)
Bon Courage Red Muscadel 2017 – Robertson – R75
Boplaas Heritage Collection White Muscadel 2014 – Klein Karoo, Calitzdorp – R120
Calitzdorp Cellar White Muscadel 2016 – Klein Karoo, Calitzdorp – R62
Conradie Red Muscadel 2009 – Worcester – Nuy – R120 (375ml)
Daschbosch Hanepoot 2015 (uniWines) – Breedekloof, Rawsonville – R200
Drie Berge Montagu Muscadel 2016 – Klein Karoo, Montagu – R41
Grundheim Rosyntjiewyn NV – Klein Karoo – Oudtshoorn – R96
Montagu Winery Red Muscadel 2016 – Klein Karoo, Montagu – R25
Nuy Barbieri Idro Red Muscadel 2013 – Worcester – Nuy – R200
Orange River Cellars Red Muscadel 2016 – Northern Cape, Upington – R54
Orange River Cellars White Muscadel 2016, 2015 – Northern Cape, Upington – R54
Rustenberg Red Muscadel 2015 – Stellenbosch, Simonsberg – R80 (375ml)


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Top SA Port & Sherry Reviewed in 2017

 

CAPE PORT

Beaumont Starboard NV – Walker Bay, Bot River – R140
Boplaas Cape Tawny NV – Klein Karoo, Calitzdorp – R120
Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve 2015, 2014, 2013 – Klein Karoo, Calitzdorp – R195
Calitzdorp Cellar Cape Vintage 2016 – Klein Karoo, Calitzdorp – R70
De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2015, 2014 – Klein Karoo, Calitzdorp – R230
Delaire Graff Cape Vintage 2015 – Stellenbosch, Helshoogte – R310
Du Toitskloof Cape Ruby 2010 – Breedekloof, Rawsonville – R66 (500ml)
KWV Cape Tawny NV – Paarl – R85
Renosterbos Cape Vintage 2010 (Hofstraat) – Swartland, Malmesbury – R150 (500ml)

 

CAPE SHERRY

Douglas Green Pale Cream NV – Wellington – R138
KWV Cape Full Cream NV
 – Paarl – R75

 

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