PLATTER 2019 WINE AWARDS
All the Platter 2019 awards were announced last night in Cape Town and as ever, the results were much awaited by an eager wine community wanting to snap up those wines considered the best of the best.
Andrea and Chris Mullineux have been named Winery of the Year – the third time this dynamic duo have raked in this prestigious award (having been nominated in both 2014 and 2016). Newton-Johnson received the Editors Award and the Best Newcomer Winery of the year has gone to Erika Obermeyer at Obermeyer Wines.
The line-up of 5 star awards is impressive and as expected, a lot of the recipients originate from the ever-growing list of Swartland producers. There were some 101 recipients of 5 Stars across the still, sparkling, noble late, natural sweet, brandy and port categories. We have a fair percentage of these wines in stock at Norman Goodfellows, given that a lot of the winners are vintages that are no longer available, or are wines that are produced in such small quantities that their SA allocations are already depleted.
We have chosen a few wines that we do have stocks of that we think will bring a delicious dimension to your festive season activities. The 5 Stars always sell out fast so these wines definitely tick that box of ‘while stocks last’:
David & Nadia Sadie Chenin 2017
De Morgenzon The Divas 2017 (BEST IN CATEGORY)
Steenberg The Black Swan 2017 Sauvignon Blanc (BEST IN CATEGORY)
Vergelegen GVB white blend 2015 (BEST IN CATEGORY)
Thorne & Daughters Rocking Horse 2017 (BEST IN CATEGORY)
Raats Dolomite 2016 Cabernet Franc (BEST IN CATEGORY)
Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (BEST IN CATEGORY)
Kanonkop Black Label 2016 Pinotage (BEST IN CATEGORY)
Crystalluym Cuvee Cinema Pinot Noir 2017 (BEST IN CATEGORY)
Plaisir de Merle Signature 2012 Red Blend (GREAT OFFER ON THIS WINE IN OUR CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE)
Waterford The Jem 2014
And many more besides…. Make a plan to visit a Norman Goodfellows in your area to stock up on some of the very best that SA has to offer.