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Prescient Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2021 is now live!

Prescient Cape Bordeax red blend report 2021
Published on: 10 Aug 2021

This year’s Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient attracted 64 entries received from 57 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

The Top 10 emerged as follows:

96
DeMorgenzon Maestro Red 2017

95
Overgaauw Tria Corda 2017
Zevenwacht Reserve 2015

94
Constantia Glen Three 2018
Jason’s Hill Izak Reserve 2016
Warwick Trilogy 2018

93
Dornier Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017
Napier Red Medallion 2015
Delheim Grand Reserve 2017

92
Constantia Glen Three 2018

A Cape Bordeaux Red Blend is a wine made from two or more of the following varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot, these being the five traditionally associated with the famous south-western wine region of France.

“The convention of the Bordeaux-style red blend is well-established locally with Welgemeend being the first to release such a wine, that being the Estate 1979. That said, producers have a lot of leeway as to what combination of the five varieties they want to use and so there are therefore some significant variations in how the wines manifest stylistically. Overall quality is very, very good, however,” says Christian Eedes, panel chairman and Winemag.co.za editor.

DeMorgenzon, as producer of the wine judged best overall, wins a new 225-litre Sélection barrel worth €817 (the equivalent of R14 200 at the time of writing) from Tonnellerie Sylvain.

To read the report in full, including key findings, tasting notes for the top wines and scores on the 100-point quality scale for all wines entered, visit Winemag.co.za.

Join the conversation on Twitter: @Winemag #CapeBdxRedBlend #SAFineWine #Top10

Wines are available for online purchase via boutique wine retailer Dry Dock Liquors alternatively a mixed six-pack of the Top 10 via Wine of The Month Club.

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