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Blanc de Blancs to the fore in the Prescient Cap Classique Report 2021


1 April 2021  -  Jacqueline Lahoud

The second annual Cap Classique Report convened by Winemag.co.za and sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out.

There were 83 entries received from 43 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

The Blanc de Blancs style dominated the Top 10 with seven of the wines consisting of 100% Chardonnay.

The Top 10 emerged as follows:

94
Miss Molly Blanc de Blancs 2015 (Môreson)
Newstead Brut 2015

93
Altydgedacht Blanc de Blancs 2019
Canto Chardonnay Brut 2018

92
Boschendal Jean Le Long Prestige Cuvée 2009
Villiera Chardonnay Brut 2017
Vinevenom Serenade 2015

91
Delaire Graff Sunrise Brut NV
JC Le Roux Scintilla Vintage Reserve 2014
Rhebokskloof Blanc de Blancs 2016
 

The average price of the Top 10 is R311. Offering the best quality relative to price is the Miss Molly Blanc de Blancs 2015 with a rating of 94 and selling for R150 a bottle (six bottle minimum order).

A further 14 wines rated 90-plus on the 100-point scale. Congratulations to both Darling property Canto and L’Ormarins owned by Anthonij Rupert Wyne who have three cuvées each in the mix.

To read the report in full, including key findings, tasting notes for the top wines, buyers guide and scores on the 100-point quality scale for all wines entered.

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Wines are available for online purchase via boutique wine retailer Dry Dock Liquors alternatively a mixed six-pack of the Top 10 via Wine of The Month Club.