Tag Archives: 10 years

2017 SA Wine & Cellar Classifications confirm who’s (still) on top form

BASED ON THE BEST track records in 28 local and international forums for the assessment of wine quality and interest value over the past 10 years, the South African Wine & Cellar Classifications celebrate the country’s leading outfits – those who are regularly on top form, their product judged top-notch again and again, year after year. To be eligible for

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South Africa’s Top 20 Wineries over the past 10 years – 2006 to 2015

WHICH ARE THE TOP wineries in South Africa? The best overall – the Top 20 producers, say? Such a selection cannot be without some controversy, largely because it depends on how you measure the leading cellars, and when. Do you consider the top label, a single wine from each cellar, or should we look at everything they produce, or maybe something in

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CLASSIFIED SHOPPING LIST: prices of the top SA Cabernets with the best track records over the past 10 years

ALL OF THE South African wines below are included in the latest SA Cabernet Sauvignon Classification, with those having the very best track records highlighted and the listing limited to wines whose accolades include very good reviews in 2013/14. Prices are for the latest releases/vintages to be rated – rands per standard 750ml bottle and ex-cellar in most instances (approximate retail prices

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CLASSIFIED SHOPPING LIST: prices of the top SA Sauvignons with the best track records over the past 10 years

ALL OF THE South African wines below are included in the latest SA Sauvignon Blanc Classification, with those having the very best track records highlighted and the listing limited to wines whose accolades include very good reviews in 2013/14. Prices are for the latest releases/vintages to be rated – rands per standard 750ml bottle and ex-cellar in most instances (approximate retail

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CLASSIFIED SHOPPING LIST: prices of top SA white blends with the best track records over the past 10 years

ALL OF THE South African wines below are included in the latest SA White Blend Classification, with those having the very best track records highlighted and the listing limited to wines whose accolades include very good reviews in 2013/14. Prices are for the latest releases/vintages to be rated – rands per standard 750ml bottle and ex-cellar in most instances (approximate retail

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CLASSIFIED SHOPPING LIST: prices of SA Semillon & Viognier with the best track records over the past 10 years

ALL OF THE South African wines given below are included in the Top Wine SA Semillon and Viognier Classifications, with the listing limited to those wines whose top accolades include very good reviews in 2013/14. Prices are for the latest releases/vintages to be rated – rands per standard 750ml bottle and ex-cellar in most instances (approximate retail prices if the wine

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Ageing SA red wines can be worth it, but what to choose?

WHAT THE inaugural RE:CM 10 Year Old Wine Awards did not do was to confirm what many believe to be true, namely that all red wine improves with age. Because, of course, it’s not true. What the taste-off did serve to do was to highlight a whole bunch of wines that have withstood the test of time, gone the distance

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