‘The young guns are still leading the way,’ says Tim Atkin in his newly released South Africa report. The only two 98 pointers in this year’s report are both produced by past and present Wine Cellar Young Guns – Reenen Borman for the Boschkloof Epilogue Syrah 2014 and David and Nadia Sadie for the Hoë Steen Chenin Blanc 2015.
The Hermitage-like Boschkloof Epilogue Syrah 2014, first shown at Young Guns Reloaded in June, is Tim’s Red Wine of the Year. ‘It sets a new benchmark for Syrah, combining the experince of Jacques Borman with the youthful brilliance of his son, Reenen. A wine that wouldn’t be out of place in a range of top Hermitages, it’s a stunning achievement.’
Wine Cellar continues to discover and stay abreast of the exciting South African wine revolution. We have offered many of the astounding 102 wines that received 95 points or more during the course of the year, but many have yet to be released; watch this space.
Below is a list of available and selected top-scorers. Note that most of these wines are very limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The best value highlights are the Eikendal Classique 2014, Cederberg Shiraz 2014, Cape Point Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015 and the Anthonij Rupert Cape of Good Hope Van Lill & Visser Chenin Blanc 2015. Again, these are limited.