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JOHN PLATTER 5* WINE AWARDS 2012

The 2012 edition of the John Platter Guide due out in November have just  announced their 5*  “South African classics “

The panel of judges taste as many of the current South African wines available locally and overseas and of the over 7000 wines entered 139 were identified for a second
round of “blind” tasting (label not seen) for the 5* category.  Forty Five Wines were awarded the ultimate accolade with the Stellenbosch region coming out tops with
9 five star wines followed by the Western Cape appellation (7) Coastal (5) Paarl (4)
and Franschhoek, Swartland 4 each.

Special mention must be made of BOEKENHOUTSKLOOF WINE ESTATE
in Franschhoek who garnered three 5* awards for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
Semillon  and Nobel Late Harvest.

NEDERBERG WINE ESTATE in Paarl for their three 5* wines namely:
Eminence (Muscat de Frontignan )  Edelkeur  ( Desert Wine ) and their Ingenuity White.

MULLINEUX FAMILY WINES in Riebeek Kasteel for their three 5* wine awards
namely their Syrah, Straw Wine and White Blend.

There were a number of wineries that made it into the 5* category for the first :
Badsberg wine cellar ( Rawsonville ),  Colmont Cellar ( Franschhoek ),
Diemmersfontein ( Durbanville) Oak Valley (Elgin ), Glenelly Wines ( Stellenbosch)
Miles Mossop ( Stellenbosch) , Mont Destin  (Stellenbosch )

 

Red Blends
were the overall  star performers.

The 5* Wine  Award Superstars for 2012 are :

Cabernet Franc

• Warwick 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon

• Boekenhoutskloof 2009

• Graham Beck Chalkboard #3 2007

• Stark-Condé Three Pines 2009

Pinot Noir

• Chamonix Reserve 2010

• Newton Johnson Domaine 2010

• Oak Valley 2009

Shiraz/Syrah

• Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2009

• Fairview The Beacon 2008

• Mont Destin Destiny 2007

• Mullineux Syrah 2009

• Saxenburg Select 2007

Red Blends

• Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2010

• De Toren Fusion V 2009

• Glenelly Lady May 2009

• La Motte Pierneef Shiraz-Viognier 2009

• Meerlust Rubicon 2007

• Miles Mossop Max 2008

• Sadie Family Columella 2009

Chardonnay

• De Wetshof The Site 2009

• Jordan CWG Auction Reserve 2010

Chenin Blanc

• Beaumont Hope Marguerite 2010

• Diemersfontein Carpe Diem 2010

• Vins d’Orrance Kama 2010

Grenache Blanc

• KWV Mentors 2010

Sauvignon Blanc

• Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run 2011

• Hermanuspietersfontein No 5 2010

• Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2010

• Steenberg CWG Auction Reserve The Magus 2010

• Strandveld 2010

White Blends

• Fable Jackal Bird 2010

• Flagstone CWG Auction Reserve Happy Hour 2009

• Mullineux White Blend 2010

• Nederburg Ingenuity 2010

• Tokara Director’s Reserve White 2010

Méthode Cap Classique Sparkling

• Colmant Brut Chardonnay NV

• Topiary Blanc de Blancs Brut 2009

Natural Sweet

• Badsberg Badslese 2009

Dessert Wine Unfortified

• Boekenhoutskloof Semillon Noble Late Harvest 2008

• Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest 2010

• Mullineux Straw Wine 2010

• Nederburg Edelkeur 2010

• Nederburg Eminence 2010

Port

• Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve 2009

• De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2009

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