Results: Winemag Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2019

by | Jul 10, 2019 | News

Yesterday (09 July), the results of the top 10 performers in the fifth annual Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2019 were announced at Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate in Somerset-West.

65 entries were received from 53 producers for this year’s competition and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by the three-person panel, Christian Eedes, Roland Peens and James Pietersen, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale. According to WineMag, the standard of wine were as good as ever with 29 of the 65 wines rating 90-plus. The Stellenbosch district once again dominated proceedings by producing seven of the top 10 and 20 of the top 29 wines rated 90-plus.

Congratulations to Virginia Povall for the Botanica Arboretum 2017, top wine with 94-points and recipient of a new 300-litre Selection barrel worth €903 (equivalent to R14 330 at the time of writing) from Tonnellerie Sylvain.

The top 10 wines (with rating alongside) are as follows:

Babylonstoren Nebukadnesar 2017 – 92
Botanica Arboretum 2017 – 94
Eikendal Classique 2017 – 92
Leipzig Grand Master 2017 – 93
Morgenster Estate Reserve 2014 – 93
Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2014 – 92
MR de Compostella 2016 – 92
Raats Family Wines Jasper Red Blend 2017 – 93
Remhoogte Sir Thomas Cullinan 2015 – 93
Vrede en Lust Boet Erasmus 2016 – 92


Winner of the Winemag Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2019: Virginia Povall (second from right) for her Botanica Arboretum 2017.

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