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Inaugural Malbec Challenge Winners announced


3 December 2019

Celia Gilloway is a veteran wine competition and events organiser and when she turned her hand to the Malbec Challenge, it just happened and of course no-one says no to Celia!

According to the 2020 Platters Guide, there are 55 Malbecs in South Africa, and for this first Malbec Challenge, there were 26 entries which were tasted blind by the judges and only 5 were crowned winners, with Mitre's Edge 2017 Malbec taking top marks.  Congratulations to Lola and Bernard Nicholls for their delicious juicy Malbec. They win a Mercury barrel of their choice from RX South Africa, with every other entrant being been offered a 7.5% discount on any barrel of their choice.
The 4 runners-up were Bellevue, Neethlingshof, Bizoe and Blake Family Wines.

Thanks to The Goose Roastery for the delicious lunch and well done to the judges - two of whom are Cape Wine Masters: Christine Rudman CWM (convenor), Anton Swarts CWM, Malu Lambert and Nomonde Kubheka