The top-performing wines in Neal Martin's South Africa report

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Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate is the world’s most important wine publication. Since its first edition in 1978, a 90+ Parker score has ‘made’ many of today’s most sought-after wines. Robert Parker himself has stepped back in the last few years and Neal Martin is now responsible for Bordeaux as well as South Africa. It can be argued that Neal appreciates a more elegant style and the massively ripe and alcoholic wines of the ‘90s and 2000s have lost favour in the publication, and worldwide.

 

This year’s South Africa report once again highlights Sadie Family as the country's top wine producer, with Mullineux and Leeu not far behind. Bruwer Raats produces the only two Bordeaux-style blends above 93 points, but it is Cape Syrah and Syrah-based blends that dominate the reds.

 

Two of our favourite Syrahs have cracked massive ratings and offer brilliant value for money. Boutique Tamboerskloof sets to challenge its famous neighbours in the upper Blaauwklippen Valley, an area that has fast become the home of fine Stellenbosch Syrah. Their 2012 is also available in Magnum at R335.

 

Samantha O’Keefe’s Lismore shows more Rhône-like character, a departure from previous richer vintages. This under-the-radar Greyton producer makes some of SA’s finest wines, with a stellar Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc as well as an intriguing Chardonnay.

 

See here for a list of wines scoring 94 points and above.

 

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Top Wines in the 2015 Report



Producer  
Wine Vintage WA R / bottle Order
Mullineux and Leeu Olerasay 375ml
NV
97
R 435

Sadie Family Columella
2013
96
R 695

Sadie Family T Voetpad
2014
96
R 295**

Sadie Family Mev Kirsten
2014
96
S/O
Paul Cluver Seven Flags Chardonnay
2014
95
R 435

Fable Syrah
2012
95
R 330

Porseleinberg Syrah
2013
95
S/O

Raats Eden Cabernet Franc
2014
95
N/A*

Sadie Family Skurfberg
2014
95
S/O

Sadie Family Soldaat
2014
95
S/O

Sadie Family Treinspoor
2014
95
R 295**

 

WA: Wine Advocate
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**Extremely limited. Maximum of 2 bottles per person

 

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Vinous regards,
Roland and the Wine Cellar team

 

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