Winemag.co.za is pleased to present the 10-Year-Old Wine Awards 2019 – featuring wines from the 2009 vintage.

92 entries from 42 producers were received (compared to 56 from 27 last year) and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by the three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

Nederburg was the top performing cellar with seven wines rating 90-plus, these being II Centuries Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (91), Ingenuity White 2009 (90), Private Bin R163 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (92), Private Bin R181 Merlot 2009 (90), Private Bin Eminence 2009 (93), Private Bin Edelkeur 2009 (90) and The Winemaster’s Reserve Collection Noble Late Harvest 2009 (92).

Wines to rate 90 or higher on the 100-point quality scale were as follows:

The top 10 wines overall were:

Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2009 – 95
Haut Espoir Shiraz 2009 – 93
La Bri Affinitiy 2009 – 93
Nederburg Private Bin Eminence 2009 – 93
Raats Chenin Blanc 2009 – 93
Remhoogte Merlot 2009 – 93
Rustenberg Peter Barlow 2009 – 94
Tokara Director’s Reserve White 2009 – 93
Tokara Director’s Reserve Red 2009 – 93
Tokara Reserve Collection Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2009 –  93

Boplaas, as the producer of the highest scoring wine overall, received a Victorinox Swiss Army INOX Carbon Men’s Watch worth approximately R15 000 from retailer Luxury Time.

To read the report in full, go to Winemag.co.za: https://winemag.co.za/10-year-old-wine-report-2019/

A selection of pictures from the award ceremony can be accessed via Winemag.co.za’

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