Sunday, November 13, 2016

Nedbank Getaway Green Wine Awards public tasting

This was held on the top floor of the Nedbank offices in the V&A Waterfront, which has wonderful views of Cape Town and our mountain. It was a chance for the public to taste the winners. Check them out here http://www.greenwineawards.com/
The gathering. Wines were dotted around the room. There were 4 red wines and 5 white wines. one of which was a Noble Late Harvest
Getaway Editor Neil Piper and head judge Dr Winnie Bowman CWM opened the tasting
Jon Meinking was one of the two bloggers who voted. Here he is with several wine bloggers
Neil Piper tells us what we can taste
Yes Mum! Winnie Bowman and John Meinking discuss the wines
Listening to speeches with a glass of wine is always best
Alistair Pearce, the Divisional Executive at Nedbank Corporate Banking: Western Cape, welcomed the guests
John and Winnie discuss the wines they judged
The Paul Cluver Noble Late Harvest 2014 was the judges' overall winner. We so agree. It's a floral honey pot on the nose with thick flower honey opening up on the palate to lime and loquat flavours and more honey and lemon on the end. A superb wine
Vondeling's 2015 Babiana won the Bloggers award. It's an easy drinking layered single vineyard Chenin Blanc with notes of peaches and apricots, lively acidity and nice soft oak supporting it. It goes so well with food
John tells us what the Bloggers were looking for
Getaway editor Neil Piper and Kathryn Frew of Ramsey Media doing the ticket stub lucky draw at the end
Please draw out the winning ticket
The Judges’ Best Red Wine was the Gabrielskloof The Blend 2014 Round rich spicy nose, dark fruit hay and soft initially then a full berry fruit bomb. It needs to age and will do so well. We opened a bottle of the ? recently and it was magnificent.
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2016
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