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The top 10 wines from the Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2019 have been announced


7 May 2019  -  Winemag.co.za

The eighth annual Cabernet Sauvignon Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out.

94 entries were received from 76 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by the Winemag three-person panel - Christian Eedes, Roland Peens and James Pietersen - scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

43 wines scored 90-plus, demonstrating and explosion of quality in the category and it appears Stellenbosch owns the category – 9 of the top 10 and 34 of the 43 wines to rate 90-plus hail from this district.

The top 10 wines were as follows:

Blaauwklippen 2017
Croydon Vineyards Covenant 2017
Delaire Graff Reserve 2017
Fleur Du Cap Series Privée 2016
Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection 2017
Le Riche 2016
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch 2017
Plaisir de Merle 2015
Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards 2017
Strydom Rex 2016

To read the report in full, including key findings, tasting notes for the top 10 and scores on the 100-point quality scale for all wines entered, go to Winemag.co.za.