There were 87 entries from 66 producers and 59 rated 90-plus on the 100-point quality scale.
The 10 best wines overall are as follows:
Delaire Graff Summercourt 2019
Delaire Graff Terraced Block Reserve 2018
La Vierge Jezebelle 2019
Oak Valley Groenlandberg 2019
Paul Cluver Seven Flags 2018
Stellenbosch Reserve Moederkerk 2019
Tokara Reserve Collection Stellenbosch 2019
“This line-up was a pleasure to taste, overall quality being extraordinarily high,” says Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za editor and panel chairman. “It’s astounding to think how far the category has come in a relatively short space of time – let’s not forget that producers were compelled to import planting material illegally as recently as the late 1970s and early 1980s.”
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