Each year Wine Spectator publishes its Top 100 list, selecting the most thought-provoking wines out of the thousands tasted by the publication’s editors. 2014 sees an interesting departure from the…

Wine Spectator top 100

Each year Wine Spectator publishes its Top 100 list, selecting the most thought-provoking wines out of the thousands tasted by the publication’s editors. 2014 sees an interesting departure from the usual French and Californian front-runners, with Dow Vintage Port 2011 hitting the top spot. Thanks to a sterling 2011 vintage, the Douro also took third and fourth place, whilst Australian wines came second and fifth.

Three South African wines were selected for the top 100:

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2012 (29th) – Sold out, but the 2013 is available at R305.
Buitenverwagting Sauvignon Blanc Constantia Bayten 2013 (63rd) – Not available
Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2011 (82nd) – Sold out, but the 2012 is available at R130.

Notable international achievers were Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2012 (97th) – one of our most popular imports – and Château Doisy-Védrines 2011 from Sauternes, which came 18th and received a spectacular 95 points. Both wines are available from Wine Cellar for R250 and R195 respectively.

Wine Spectator’s most highly ranked wines are shown below, but you can view the full list here. Email James@winecellar.co.za to place your order.

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