NEDERBURG WINE SCORES 96 POINTS
Jun 6th 2011, 12:47
A Nederburg wine has earned one of the top scores on the 2011 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, with the 2008 Nederburg Eminence coming in at 96 points to take the trophy for the best unfortified dessert wine. The only wine to earn a higher grade was the 1933 KWV Jerepigo.
Amongst the international panel of judges were Neal Martin, who tastes for eRobert Parker, Debra Meiburg MW, founding director of the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition and Thierry Desseauve, former editor of La Revue du Vin de France, France's most influential wine guide.
Nederburg also earned 10 silver medals on the show. These went to the 2010 Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest, the same wine to win a trophy at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards in May and a gold medal at the 2011 International Wine Challenge; the 2009 Ingenuity, which is rated five stars in the 2011 Platter’s South African Wine Guide; the 2010 Winemaster’s Reserve Rhine Riesling and the 2009 Winemaster’s Reserve Merlot, as well as a selection of wines sold exclusively on the Nederburg Auction.
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Nederburg’s Heritage Heroes The Motorcycle Marvel 2016 has been announced the winner of the “best wine from South Africa” trophy at the 10th annual Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition. It also earned a gold award.
The Nederburg winery near Paarl achieved a combined total of 41 medals at the recent 2018 Veritas Awards and 2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. The accolades were awarded at two glitzy ceremonies held in Cape Town.
South Africa’s national team of top wine tasters, comprising wine lovers from across the country who qualified via the South African Wine Tasting Championships (SAWTC) earlier this year, will be departing African shores at this end of this week to compete in the World Blind Tasting Championship (WBTC) in Bezier, Languedoc, in France, on 13 October.
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