It’s clobbering time… Gold galore for Kanonkop Cab in IWSC, London

KANONKOP, Spier and Nederburg have placed top of their class in the 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition, London – Kanonkop leading with three vintages of their Cabernet Sauvignon from the Simonsberg in Stellenbosch, Spier of Stellenbosch excelling with the same vintage of their Pinotage that triumphed at Mondial earlier in the year as well as at the 2016 Veritas Awards, and Nederburg of Paarl winning again with their sweet dessert, Edelkeur.

There were over 700 South African entries scored by the following judges: from the UK, Lindsay Oram (chair) and Peter Csizmmadia-Honigh; from South Africa, Andy Roediger, Charles Hopkins, Christine Rudman, Dave Hughes, De Wet Viljoen, Elsa Carstens, Elunda Basson, Francois Naudé, Ian Naudé, Johan Delport, Kristina Beuthner, Margaret Fundira, Razvan Macici, Duimpie Bayly, Winifred Bowman and Sandy Harper.

See below for the names and vintages of the top-performing South African wines at the 2017 event – 55 gold medallists in total, with five applauded as particularly ‘outstanding’. For the names of all the medal winners and more information about the competition, see here.

 

‘OUTSTANDING’ GOLD MEDALLISTS

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

PINOTAGE

Spier 21 Gables Pinotage 2014

DESSERT – UNFORTIFIED

Nederburg Edelkeur Chenin Blanc Noble Late Harvest 2013

 

GOLD MEDALLISTS

CHARDONNAY

Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2015
Jordan Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016
Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2015
Rustenberg Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2016

CHENIN BLANC

Stellenrust Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2016
Stellenrust Old Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2016

GRENACHE BLANC

KWV The Mentors Grenache Blanc 2015

SAUVIGNON BLANC

Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Nederburg Auction Reserve Private Bin D234 Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Zevenwacht Sauvignon Blanc 2017

VIOGNIER

Bellingham The Bernard Series Hand-Picked Viognier 2017

WHITE BLEND

Durbanville Hills The Tangram 2016

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Brahms Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Nederburg Private Bin R163 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Nederburg Two Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Nederburg Two Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Tokara Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

MERLOT

Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Merlot 2014 (Bergkelder, Distell)

PETIT VERDOT

KWV The Mentors Petit Verdot 2015

PINOTAGE

Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Pinotage Reserve 2015
Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2013
Kanonkop Pinotage 2009
Rhebokskloof Vineyard Selection Pinotage 2015
Windmeul Reserve Pinotage 2015
Zonnebloem Pinotage 2015 (Distell)

SHIRAZ / SYRAH

Hartenberg Gravel Hill Shiraz 2012
Zevenwacht Syrah 2015

RED BLENDS

Beau Constantia Aidan 2014
Idiom Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier 2015
Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2010
Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2012
KWV The Mentors Orchestra 2014
KWV The Mentors Orchestra 2015
Saronsberg Full Circle 2015
Spier Creative Block 3 2014
Stark-Condé Oude Nektar 2014
Tokara Director’s Reserve Red 2013

CAP CLASSIQUE SPARKLING

Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blancs 2010
Boschendal Grande Cuvée Brut 2013
Graham Beck Brut Blanc de Blancs 2012
Plaisir de Merle Grand Brut 2014

DESSERT – UNFORTIFIED

Nederburg Edelkeur Chenin Blanc Noble Late Harvest 2012
Nederburg Eminence Noble Late Harvest Muscadel 2007
Nederburg Eminence Noble Late Harvest Muscadel 2012
Nederburg Eminence Noble Late Harvest Muscadel 2013
Paul Wallace The Nix Noble Late Harvest 2016
The Dry Land Collection Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc 2016 (Perdeberg)

FORTIFIED

Rustenberg Red Muscadel 2015
KWV Cape Tawny NV (Port)

 

 

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