Bellingham and Simonsig top-score at 2016 Syrah du Monde, France

AFTER three days of judging 374 wines from 23 countries, the judges at Syrah du Monde 2016 in the northern Rhône Valley of France awarded 124 medals – 35 golds, including five to South African wine producers, and 89 silvers, 11 to cellars in the Cape. And of the gold medallists, two South African wines went on to be selected among the Top 10, two of the best Shiraz wines on show: Bellingham The Bernard Series Organic Syrah 2012 (yet to be released at the time of writing) and Simonsig Merindol Syrah 2008 (sold out at the winery).

For the full competition results, see here. For the prices and availability of the top-rated South African wines this year, see here.

SA medallists at Syrah du Monde 2016

GOLD

Alto Shiraz 2013
BELLINGHAM THE BERNARD SERIES ORGANIC SYRAH 2012

Groot Constantia Shiraz 2014
Rhebokskloof Black Marble Hill Syrah 2012
SIMONSIG MERINDOL SYRAH 2008

SILVER

Bon Courage Inkará Shiraz 2014
Cederberg CWG Auction Reserve Teen die Hoog Shiraz 2013
D’Aria The Soprano Shiraz 2014
Franschhoek Vineyards Shiraz 2011
Hartenberg The Stork Shiraz 2013
Lomond Conebush Syrah 2013
Nederburg Winemaster’s Reserve Shiraz 2014
Robertson Winery Wolfkloof Shiraz 2013
Simonsig Merindol Syrah 2010
Spier Creative Block 3 2013
Tokara Reserve Collection Syrah 2012

 

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