Tuesday, September 08, 2015

RisCura White Hot Wine Awards

The awards are given for the best white Bordeaux blend in South Africa. This is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The ceremony was held at Tjing Tjing Torii in town and we were able to taste all of the winners. They are all, without exception, great wines. The top wine, the Mulderbosch Faithful Hound made by Adam Mason, is multi-layered, elegant and a clear winner. The prices vary a lot, but most are still available and all are ready for drinking now. They are scored out of 100, which is a method of scoring used overseas and here, but which we ourselves don't use, preferring the one we were trained to use, which is out of 20
Jacqueline Lahoud, Business Manager at Winemag.co.za
A word from the sponsor, Albrecht Gantz of Riscura
Editor of Winemag.co.za and Head judge Christian Eedes
Time to announce the awards
These are the winners
94 points out of 100         Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2013                             R145
93 points                           Constantia Glen Two 2014                                        R210
 Nitida Coronata Integration 2014                              R165
92 points                           Oak Valley Mountain Reserve 2011
 Tokara Director’s Reserve 2014                                R240
 Vergelegen G.V.B. 2013
91 points                           Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2011                            R1300
 Highlands Road Sine Cera 2013                                 R130
 Gabriëlskloof Magdalena 2013                                  R120
 Strandveld Adamastor 2012                                      R165
 Trizanne Signature Wines
 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Reserve 2014                     R165
90 points                           Constantia Uitsig Constantia 2013                             R125
 Strandveld Adamastor 2013 Wine Cellar price            R165

As the overall winner, the Mulderbosch 2013 Faithful Hound made by Adam Mason won the new top of the range 225 litre Grand Reserve Chateau Tradition barrel from Tonnellerie Sylvain, presented here by Jean Daneel
We then were able to taste all the wines.  The first four
The next four
and the final four
Relaxing with the wines in the bar
Mulderbosch Marketing manager Sean Griffiths and winemaker Adam Mason
John with Jean Daneel
(Photograph courtesy of Danie Nel)
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2015
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