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Platter 2020

Platter 2020

The 40th anniversary Platter awards were announced last week accompanied by the guide, this year in ‘Karoo Night Sky’ blue! Rust en Vrede have done exceptionally well, with three wines named as ‘Wines of the Year’ and a further 5* wine. Five stars were also awarded to wines from Kanonkop, Kaapzicht, DeMorgenzon and Glenelly. Congratulations to them all!

Wines of the Year 2020

Cabernet Sauvignon: 2016 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Rust en Vrede
Red Blend Syrah-based: 2016 1694 Classification, Rust en Vrede
Red Blend Other: 2016 Estate Wine, Rust en Vrede

5 star wines

2017 The Divas Chenin Blanc, DeMorgenzon
2014 Estate Reserve Red Blend, Glenelly
2014 Lady May, Glenelly
2017 Steytler Vision, Kaapzicht
2017 Black Label Pinotage, Kanonkop
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Kanonkop
2016 Paul Sauer, Kanonkop
2016 Single Vineyard Syrah, Rust en Vrede

4.5 star wines

2018 Crocodile’s Lair Chardonnay, Bouchard Finlayson
2017 Galpin Peak Pinot Noir, Bouchard Finlayson
2017 Hannibal, Bouchard Finlayson
2018 Missionvale Chardonnay, Bouchard Finlayson
2017 Tête de Cuvée Pinot Noir, Bouchard Finlayson
2018 Chardonnay, Paul Cluver
2018 Riesling, Paul Cluver
2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Paul Cluver
2018 Seven Flags Chardonnay, Paul Cluver
2017 Seven Flags Pinot Noir, Paul Cluver
2017 Maestro Blue, DeMorgenzon
2017 Maestro Red, DeMorgenzon
2017 Maestro White, DeMorgenzon
2018 Reserve Chardonnay, DeMorgenzon
2018 Reserve Chenin Blanc, DeMorgenzon
2017 Reserve Syrah, DeMorgenzon
2018 Hooiwijn, Donkiesbaai
2018 Rooiwijn, Donkiesbaai
2018 Steen, Donkiesbaai
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ernie Els
2016 Proprietor’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Ernie Els
2014 Signature, Ernie Els
2018 1947 Chenin Blanc, Kaapzicht
2017 Cabernet Franc, Kaapzicht
2018 Skuinsberg Cinsaut, Kaapzicht
2017 Steytler Pentagon, Kaapzicht
2017 Steytler Pinotage, Kaapzicht
2018 Chenin Blanc Fermented in Clay, Catherine Marshall Wines
2018 Finite Elements Pinot Noir, Catherine Marshall Wines
2017 Peter’s Vision Bordeaux Blend, Catherine Marshall Wines
2018 Pinot Noir on Clay Soils, Catherine Marshall Wines
2018 Pinot Noir on Sandstone Soils, Catherine Marshall Wines
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Catherine Marshall Wines
2017 Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Rust en Vrede
2017 Five Soldiers Chardonnay, Rustenberg
2016 John X Merriman, Rustenberg
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rustenberg
2017 Ou Hoofgebou Cabernet Sauvignon, The Stellenbosch Reserve
2016 Vanderstel, The Stellenbosch Reserve

Please note not all vintages listed are currently available in the UK.