Decanter World Wine Awards 2018: See which SA wines won medals

by | Jun 11, 2018 | Blog, News

See which South African wines won medals at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards.

The results of the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 were recently announced. Of the 149 platinum medals that were awarded, South African producers managed to scoop up a total of five. Four of them hail from the Stellenbosch region, and one of them is from the Cape Agulhas area (Strandveld). All five scored a perfect 97 points for their wines. They were:

Platinum Medal Winners (SA):

Now in its 15th year, the Decanter World Wine Awards is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition. Judged by top wine experts from around the globe, the DWWA is trusted internationally for its rigorous judging process. This year just under 17 000 entries were received.

France won the most Best in Show medals, with its producers scooping 12 of the most coveted accolade at the DWWA. Rhône, in particular, shone brightly by winning three Best in Show medals and five Platinums. One South African producer managed to palm in a Best in Show medal:

Best in Show Medal Winner (SA):

A team of 275 judges (including many of the world’s top experts) blind-tasted 16 903 wines in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 competition. By the end, they had awarded 50 Best in Show medals, 149 Platinum medals, 439 Gold medals, 3 454 Silver medals, and 7 079 Bronze medals. Of the total medal tally, South African producers won 28 gold, 244 silver and 276 bronze medals.

Gold Medal Winner (SA):

  • Berry Bros. & Rudd Thierhoek Old-Blocks Chenin Blanc 2016
  • Boschendal Appellation Series Chardonnay 2016
  • Boschendal Black Angus 2014
  • Boschendal S&M Shiraz-Mourvédre 2015
  • Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2016 
  • Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2016
  • Cederberg Cellars Ghost Corner Wild Ferment 2016
  • Creation Art of Pinot Noir 2016
  • Des Dieux Chardonnay 2014
  • Escapades Pinotage 2016
  • Flagstone Dragon Tree Cape Blend 2016
  • Flagstone Word of Mouth Viognier 2017
  • Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2016
  • Hartenberg EstateMerlot 2015
  • Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2015
  • Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
  • LeeuwenkuilGrenache Noir 2016
  • Lothian Vineyards Vineyard Selection Pinot Noir 2016
  • Moreson MKM Pinotage 2015
  • Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
  • Oak Valley Groenlandberg Chardonnay 2017
  • Stark-Condé Field Blend Chenin Blanc-Roussanne-Viognier-Verdelho 2017
  • Stellenbosch Vineyards Limited Release Grenache 2016
  • Stellenrust Chenin Blanc 2017
  • Stellenrust Stellenbosch Manor Cinsault 2017
  • Tokara Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
  • Uva Mira Chardonnay 2016
  • Uva Mira The Mira Shiraz 2016

For the South African silver and bronze full medal results, CLICK HERE.

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