November 14, 2008
The 2009 edition of the John Platter Wine Guide was released yesterday and more importantly - the 5 Star wines for the 2009 edition were announced.
There were a record 33 wines who received the accolade - so lets take a look at the winners:
Wine of the Year
Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Winery of the Year
Ken Forrester The FMC 2006
Jordan CWG Auction Reserve 2006
Uva Mira Single Vineyard 2007
Quoin Rock The Nicobar 2007
Constantia Uitsig 2007
Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2007
Nederburg Ingenuity White 2007
Sterhuis Astra White 2006
Tokara White 2007
Boekenhoutskloof Winery 2006
Thelema The Mint 2006
Simonsig Redhill 2006
De Toren Fusion V 2006
De Trafford CWG Perspective 2005
Kaapzicht Steytler Vision 2005
Vialfonté Series C 2006
Waterford Estate – CWG Auction Reserve 2004
Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2006
De Trafford 2006
Eagle’s Nest 2006
Hartenberg The Stork 2005
Signal Hill Clos d’Oranje 2006
Dessert Wine Unfortified
Fleur du Cap – Noble Late Harvest 2007
Klein Constantia Estate – Rhine Riesling Natural Sweet 2006
Tulbagh Mountain Vineyards Vin Pi Two (NV)
Dessert Wine Fortified
Mons Ruber Estate Muscat d’Alexandrie Jerepigo 1997
Boplaas Vintage Reserve 2006
De Krans Vintage Reserve 2006
Now the let the Christmas sales soar (for both guide and wines) - if there’s any stock left!
Some usual suspects in the line up there but some notable new entries like vilafonte, Eagles Nest and Sterhuis.
I think Kanonkop thoroughly deserve their status as winery of the year - they’ve always been one of my favourites.
I’d like to extend a personal message of congratulation to vilafonte for their well deserved recognition - I think they’ll become a permanent fixture on this list in the future.
Now all I need to do is send a letter to Father Xmas asking for a bottle of each 5 Star wine to try