Sunday, October 9, 2011

Veritas - it was the KWV show

Veritas 2011 was dominated by KWV with 5 double golds and 9 golds - can chief winemaker Richard Rowe make KWV sexy? It would be the makeover of the century and he may just pull it off with his young team. No other cellar has won so many golds in a single year.

The 2011 legends are David Biggs, Maureen Joubert, Peter Veldsman, Dr Kobus Conradie, Bernhard Lüttich, Allan Mullins, and Hans Rabie.

Strong showing of Cabernets among the golds - 5 Double Golds and 12 Golds. Muratie the only Pinot Noir to get any gold and De Grendel 2011 the only Rosé; four colombars good enough for gold!; Buitenverwachting DG for (wooded) Gewürztraminer 2010; chufffed with DG Delaire 2010 Chenin Blanc (which I helped make); Anura 08 reserve the only DG Merlot; Only one DG for Chard for Fleur du Cap unfiltered 2010. Surprise package in Shiraz category - Rickety Bridge 09 got DG, Hidden Valley Land's End 08 the only other DG.

One of KWV's many DGs was for Petit Verdot 09 from the Mentor's range. Their Sauvignon (09)also DG, only others - Strandveld 10 and Jordan Outlier 09 (wooded). Strong performances from Boplaas with three DGs and following received two - Bon Courage, Delaire, Flagstone, Kanonkop, Nederburg, Nuy and Woolworths. Gold for straw wine from Rustenberg. Two bubblies in DG - Bon Courage BdB Jacques Bruere 06 and Boschendal Grande Cuvee Brut 07.

Good to see one of my long-standing favourites Uitkyk get DG for 01 Cab Sauv in museum class.

Double Golds

Alvi's Drift Muscat de Frontignan 2010
Anura Merlot Reserve 2008
Babylon's Peak Shiraz/Carignan 2009
Bon Courage Blanc de Blanc Jacques Bruére 2006
Bon Courage Red Muscadel 2011
Boplaas Cape Tawny Port N/V
Boplaas Cape Vintage 2009
Boplaas Tawny Port Reserve 1997
Boschendal Grande Cuvée Brut 2007
Buitenverwachting Gewürztraminer 2010
Cederberg Five Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Delaire Cape Vintage 2009
Delaire Chenin Blanc 2010
Flagstone Music Room Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Flagstone Writer's Block Pinotage 2009
Fleur du Cap Chardonnay Unfiltered 2010
Flight of the Fish Eagle N/V
Graham Beck Chalk Board Series #3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve 2009
Hidden Valley Land's End Syrah 2008
Jordan The Outlier Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Kanonkop Pinotage 2008
Kanonkop Pinotage 2006
KWV 15 Jr N/V
KWV Cape Classic Tawny Port N/V
KWV Muscadel LBV 1930
KWV The Mentors Petit Verdot 2009
KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Nederburg Private Bin Edelkeur NLH 2003
Nederburg Private Bin Eminence 2010
Nuy Rooi Muskadel 1989
Nuy Wit Muskadel 2007
Rickety Bridge Shiraz 2009
Rudera Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Saronsberg Full Circle 2008
Strandveld Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Tokara Director's Reserve 2007
Uitkyk Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Van Ryn's 12yr Old Distillers Reserve N/V
Windmeul Pinotage Reserve 2010
Woolworths Classic Chenin Blanc (Spier) (O/D) 2010
Woolworths The Hutton Cabernet Sauvignon (Spier) 2008

My Bring-Your-Own-Bling (BYOB) good value selection. All prices inc VAT, prices ex-cellar.

Chenin Blanc – Gold
Wellington Wines Chenin Blanc 2011 R27.00
Nuy Chenin Blanc 2011 R28.00
Windmeul Chenin Blanc 2011 R29.00
Under Oaks Ltd Release 2011 R44.00
Knorhoek Chenin Blanc 2010 R46.00
Cape Weaver (Riebeek Cellars) Chenin Blanc 2010 TBC – but out of Riebeek sure to be less than R50 while going for £8.29 at Laithwaites in the UK.

Colombar - Gold
Nuy Colombar 2011 R28.00

Sauvignon Blanc – Gold
Bonnievale Cellar Sauvignon Blanc 2011 R33.00
Merwida Sauvignon Blanc 2011 R35.00

White Blend - Gold
Bon Courage Hillside White 2011 R31.00
Jordan Chameleon Sauv Blanc/Chard R46.50

Weiser Riesling - Gold
Hartenberg Weiser Riesling 2009 R57.00

Whites  - Double Gold
Fleur du Cap Chardonnay Unfiltered 2010 R95.00
Strandveld Sauvignon Blanc 2010 R95.00

Rose – Gold
De Grendel 2011 (cab sauv/Pinotage) R50.00

MCC – Double Gold
Bon Courage Blanc de Blanc Jacques Bruére 2006 R115.00 (less 10% on 12)

MCC – Gold
Bon Courage Blanc de Blanc Jacques Bruére 2007 R115.00 (less 10% on 12)

Red Blends – Gold
Durbanville Hills Bastion Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz 2009 R67.00

Touriga Nacional – Gold
Calitzdorp Touriga Nacional 2010 R32.00!!!!

Cabernet Sauvignon – Gold
Spencer Bay Winemakers Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 R75.00

Merlot – Double Gold
Anura Merlot Reserve 2008 R90.00

Pinotage – Double Gold
Windmeul Pinotage Reserve 2010 R85.00 (approx)

Pinotage - Gold
Windmeul Pinotage Reserve 2009 R80.00

Shiraz – Gold
Windmeul Shiraz Reserve 2009 R85.00 (approx)

Muscadel – Double Gold
Nuy White Muscadel 2007 R36.00
Alvi’s Drift Muscat De Frontignan (fortified to 15% abv) 2010 R79.53 (375ml)

Badsberg SLH 2010
Bellingham The Maverick Viognier 2005
Bellingham The Old Orchards Chenin Blanc 2010
Bellpost Shiraz 2008
Bergsig Cape LBV 2001
Beyerskloof Faith 2008
Bilton Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Boland Merlot 2001
Boland Reserve No1 Merlot 2009
Boland Reserve No1 Pinotage 2009
Boland Wit Muskadel 1996
Bon Courage Andre's Fame Colombar (O/D) 2011
Bon Courage Hillside White (O/D) 2011
Bon Courage Inkara Shiraz Limited Release 2009
Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blancs 2007
Bon Courage White Muscadel 2011
Bonnievale Cellar Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2008
Boschendal Chenin Blanc 2011
Calitzdorp Touriga Naçional 2010
Cape Weaver Chenin Blanc (O/D) 2010
Cathedral Cellar Triptych 2009
Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Cederberg Chenin Blanc 2011
Cederberg Shiraz 2008
Commando N/V
Creation Merlot 2009
Danie de Wet Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2011
Dawid Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2011
De Grendel 2009
De Grendel Rosé 2011
De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2009
De Krans Vintage Reserve Port 2001
De Krans White Muscadel Jerepigo 2011
De Wet Cellar Hanepoot Jerepiko 2010
De Wetshof Estate Finesse Chardonnay 2010
Desiderius 2003
Diemersdal Pinotage Reserve 2010
Dombeya Boulder Rood Shiraz 2008
Driehoek Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Du Preez Hendrik Lodewyk N/V
Durbanville Hills Bastion Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2009
Durbanville Hills Luipaardsberg Merlot 2009
Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Pinotage 2009
Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Sauvignon Blanc Outer Valley 2009
Ernie Els Big Easy 2010
Ernie Els Signature 2007
Flagstone Treaty Tree Reserve Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon 2010
Flagstone Word of Mouth Viognier 2011
Fleur du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered 2009
Freedom Walk 1335-88 Cabernet Sauvignon/Pinotage 2006
Graceland Strawberry Fields Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2007
Graham Beck Bowed Head Chenin Blanc 2010
Graham Beck Bowed Head Chenin Blanc 2009
Graham Beck Pheasants' Run Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Groote Post Shiraz 2009
Guardian Peak Frontier Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz/Merlot 2010
Guardian Peak Lapa Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Hartenberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Hartenberg Weisser Riesling 2009
HB Weisser Riesling (S/S) 2010
Hidden Valley Hiddem Secret 2008
Hidden Valley Hidden Gems 2008
Imoya N/V
Jordan Chameleon Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay 2010
Joseph Barry Muscat Pot Still Brandy N/V
Kanonkop Pinotage 2007
Klein Roosboom Merlot 2009
Klipdrift Gold N/V
Knorhoek Chenin Blanc 2010
Kumkani Sauvignon Blanc 2010
KWV 10 Jr N/V
KWV 20 Jr N/V
KWV Hanepoot Jerepigo 1973
KWV Reserve Collection Chardonnay 2010
KWV The Mentors Canvas 2009
KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon 2009
La Bri Syrah 2008
La Motte Millennium 2009
La Motte Shiraz 2009
Laborie Alambic N/V
Ladismith 8yr Pot Still Brandy N/V
Longridge Cabernet Franc 2007
Longridge Chenin Blanc (O/D) 2010
Merwida Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Monis Full Cream Sherry N/V
Montpellier Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Mountain Ridge Shiraz Reserve 2009
Muratie George Paul Canitz Pinot Noir 2009
Muratie Shiraz 2008
Nederburg 2 Centuries Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Nederburg Manor House Shiraz 2009
Nederburg Private Bin D253 Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay 2010
Nederburg Private Bin Edelkeur NLH 2001
Nederburg Private Bin Eminence 2008
Nederburg Private Bin Eminence NLH 2003
Nederburg Private Bin R181 Merlot 2006
Nederburg Winemaster's Reserve Chenin Blanc Bush Vine 2010
Nederburg Winemaster's Reserve NLH 2010
Neethlingshof Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Neil Ellis Vineyard Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Nuy Chenin Blanc 2011
Nuy Colombar 2011
Nuy Colombar (S/S) 2011
Nuy Rooi Muskadel 2011
Nuy Rooi Muskadel 1998
Nuy Wit Muskadel 1993
Nuy Wit Muskadel 2005
Ondine Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Orange River Cellars White Muscadel 2010
Ormonde Vernon Basson 2007
Oude Meester Souverein 18yr Old N/V
Pongracz N/V
Raka Figurehead 2008
Rhebokskloof Shiraz 2009
Rooiberg Red Muscadel 2009
Rust en Vrede Merlot 2010
Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay 2009
Rustenberg Straw Wine 2009
Savanha Naledi Merlot 2009
Simonsig Frans Malan Cape Blend 2008
Simonsig Pinotage Redhill 2008
Simonsvlei Hercules Paragon Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Slanghoek Red Jerepigo 2011
Slanghoek Red Muscadel 2011
Spencer Bay Winemakers Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Spier Brut 2007
Stellenbosch Ridge 2009
Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Shiraz 2008
Swartland Hanepoot Superieur 1982
Tokara Five Year Old Potstill Brandy N/V
Tokara Reserve Collection Sauvignon Blanc NLH 2010
Towerkop Towersoet Hanepoot 2009
Uitkyk Estate Brandy Grand Reserve 10yrs N/V
Under Oaks Limited Release Chenin Blanc 2011
Van Loveren Neil's Pick Colombar (O/D) 2011
Van Ryn's 10yr Old Vintage N/V
Van Ryn's 15yr Old Fine Cask Reserve N/V
Van Ryn's 20yr Old Collectors Reserve N/V
Waverley Hills Shiraz 2009
Wellington Wines Chenin Blanc 2011
Wellington Wines La Cave Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Wellington Wines La Cave Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Weltevrede Philip Jonker Brut The Ring 2007
Whalehaven Merlot 2008
Windmeul Chenin Blanc 2011
Windmeul Pinotage Reserve 2009
Windmeul Shiraz Reserve 2009
Woolworths Classic Chenin Blanc (Spier) 2009
Woolworths Limestone Hill Chardonnay (De Wetshof) 2010
Woolworths The Hutton Cabernet Sauvignon (Spier) 2009
Woolworths True to Terroir Lonely Blue Gum Sauvignon Blanc (Spier) 2011
Zevenwacht Merlot 2008
Zonnebloem Cabernet Sauvignon Limited Edition 2009
Zonnebloem Chenin Blanc Limited Edition 2011
Zonnebloem Sauvignon Blanc Limited Edition 2011
Zorgvliet Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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