Thursday, October 01, 2020

The Old Mutual Trophy 2020

The results of the Old Mutual Trophy were published on Wednesday 30h September and you can watch the video on this link: 
The judges also give some feedback on videos

The top results were published. There were some surprises and some we knew would do well; the wines are superb. We have written about them during the last year, marking them for awards. And we confess that there are a couple we have never heard of before. Those have to be investigated. The gold medal winners are also shown on the website.


All the Trophy Winners

Old Mutual Trophy for Most Successful Producer Overall: Kleine Zalze

Trophy for Best Shiraz and Old Mutual Trophy for Best Red Wine Overall: Trizanne Signature Wines Reserve Syrah 2018

Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc and Old Mutual Trophy for Best White Wine Overall : Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Old Mutual Trophy for Discovery of the Show / Best Value Gold Medallist: Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Steen op Hout 2019

Old Mutual Trophy for Best Sparkling Wine: Kleine Zalze Vintage Brut Méthode Cap Classique 2013

Harold Eedes Trophy for Best Chenin Blanc: Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018

American Express Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon: Cederberg Five Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Riedel Trophy for Best Bordeaux-Style Red Blend: Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2014
Miele Trophy for Best Chardonnay: Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay 2018
Trophy for Best Museum Class Chardonnay: Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay 2011

Trophy for Best Cabernet Franc: Warwick Estate Cabernet Franc 2017

Trophy for Best Pinotage: Ormonde Basson Pinotage 2018

Grande Roche Trophy for Best White Blend: Durbanville Hills The Tangram 2018

Trophy for Best Museum Class White Blend: Cape of Good Hope Riebeeksrivier Caroline 2016 (Anthonij Rupert)

Trophy for Best Rhône-Style Red Blend: Underworld Red 2019 (Wildeberg / Strange Kompanjie)

Trophy for Best Niche Wine: Stellenbosch Vineyards Limited Release Verdelho 2019

Old Mutual Trophy for Best Unfortified Dessert Wine – Noble Late Harvest: Buitenverwachting '1769' 2017

Tony Mossop Trophy for Best Cape Port: De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2017

Trophy for Best Museum Class Fortified Wine: KWV Limited Release Port 1948

Some of these top wines are available on the farms and some even in the supermarkets
We have to confess that we have already bought some of both the Mulderbosch wines
 Congratulations to all the winemakers who did so well

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