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2017’s 5 Star wines according to Platter’s Guide

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Adourned in a “Harvet Green” hard cover book saw 94 wines recieve five star status according to Platters 2017 panel

White Wine of the Year: Stellenrust 51 Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2015

Sweet Wine of the Year: Mullineux & Leeu Straw Wine 2015 (Platters winery of the year 2016)

Winery of the Year: Nederburg Wines (winners of two 5 stars last year and four awrded 5 star status this year)


Wineries are assigned an individual taster – all wines which received a sighted rating of either Four and Half Stars or nominated for Five Stars went through to a blind taste-off, 740 wines in the running.

These are the 94 wines and one brandy to recieve a 5 star rating :

Cabernet Franc

1. Warwick 2013

Cabernet Sauvignon

1. Delaire Graff Laurence Graff Reserve 20132. Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2012

3. Nederburg Private Bin R163 2013

4. Tokara Reserve 2013

Cinsaut

1. Bosman Family Twyfeling 2015

2. Kaapzicht Skuinsberg 2015

Grenache Noir

1. Spice Route 2014

2. Stellenbosch Vineyards Credo Limited Release 2015

Merlot

1. Laibach Claypot 2014

2. Shannon Mount Bullet 2013

Pinotage

1. Beeslaar 2014

2. Flagstone Time Manner Place 2014

Pinot Noir

1. Hamilton Russell 2015

2. Newton Johnson Family Vineyards CWG Auction Reserve Seadragon 2015

3. Newton Johnson Family Vineyards 2015

Shiraz/Syrah

1. Fable Syrah 2014

2. Iona Solace Syrah 2014

3. Keermont Topside Syrah 2014

4. La Motte Pierneef Syrah-Viognier 2014

5. Porseleinberg 2014

6. Reyneke Reserve Red 2014

7. Richard Kershaw Clonal Selection Elgin Syrah 2014

8. Ronnie B Sons of Sugarland Syrah 2015

9. Trizanne Reserve Syrah 2015

Red blends

1. Artisanal Boutique Winery JJ Handmade Eight Pillars 2013

2. Chamonix Troika 2014

3. Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve 2013

4. Mvemve Raats MR de Compostella 2014

5. Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Brew Master 2014

6. Olifantsberg Silhouette 2014

Chardonnay

1. Bartinney 2015

2. Chamonix 2015

3. Chamonix Reserve 2015

4. Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve 2015

5. DeMorgenzon Reserve 2015

6. Groot Constantia 2015

7. Hamilton Russell 2015

8. Haskell Anvil 2015

9. Iona 2015

10. Jordan Barrel Fermented 2015

11. Jordan CWG Auction Reserve 2015

12. La Vierge Apogée 2015

13. Meerlust 2015

14. Môreson Mercator Premium 2014

15. Newton Johnson Family Vineyards 2015

16. Restless River Ava Marie 2014

17. Richard Kershaw Deconstructed Lake District Bokkeveld Shales CY95 2015

Chenin Blanc

1. AA Badenhorst Dassiekop Steen 2015

2. Alheit Radio Lazarus 2015

3. Beaumont Hope Marguerite 2015

4. Bellingham Bernard Series Old Vine 2015

5. Botanica Mary Delany 2015

6. David & Nadia 2015

7. David & Nadia Hoë-Steen 2015

8. Edgebaston Camino Africa David Finlayson 2015

9. Fram 2015

10. Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2015

11. Mount Abora Koggelbos 2014

12. Opstal Carl Everson 2015

13. Ronnie B Patatsfontein Steen 2015

14. Sadie Family Skurfberg 2015

15. Spioenkop 1900 2015

Sauvignon Blanc

1. Bloemendal Suider Terras 2015

2. Diemersdal 8 Rows 2016

3. Diemersdal MM Louw 2015

4. Fleur du Cap Unfiltered 2015

5. Hermanuspietersfontein Nr 5 Kat Met Die Houtbeen 2014

6. Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2015

7. Mulderbosch 1000 Miles 2015

8. Nederburg Private Bin D234 2015

9. Skaap 44 2015

Semillon

1. Botanica Mary Delany 2015

2. Opstal The Barber 2015

3. Sadie Family Kokerboom 2015

4. Shannon 2015

White Blends

1. Alheit Hemelrand Vine Garden 2015

2. Beaumont ‘New Baby’ 2015

3. David & Nadia Aristargos 2015

4. GlenWood Vigneron’s Selection Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc 2015

5. Sadie Family Palladius 2014

6. Thorne & Daughters Rocking Horse 2015

7. Tokara Director’s Reserve 2015

8. Vondeling Babiana 2015

Dessert Wine, Unfortified

1. Delheim Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest 2015

2. Donkiesbaai Hooiwijn Vin de Paille 2015

3. Fleur du Cap Bergkelder Selection Noble Late Harvest 2015

4. Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Natural Sweet 2012

5. Nederburg Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest 2015

6. Perdeberg Speciality Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc 2014

7. Stellar Heaven on Earth Natural Sweet NV

Brandy

1. Boplaas Potstill Reserve 12 Years

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