Delaire Graff Estate has long been regarded as the pinnacle of luxury within wine tourism. Now in its ninth year, the esteemed Icon Range receives an impressive three Platter Five Star ratings. The Estate is elated to be awarded the coveted top rating for the Delaire Graff Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2015, a second for the Estate’s single vineyard claret, and welcomes the Delaire Graff White Reserve 2015 and Cape Vintage 2015 to the long list of five star wines within its portfolio.
With eight wines within its category, the Delaire Graff Icon Range is an exclusive range of the Estate’s finest single vineyard wines and select blends. Icon Wines are limited production and only available in exceptional vintages making them the most desired wines within the Delaire Graff portfolio.
Hailing from Calitzdorp, the ‘Port Capital of South Africa’, the first Five Star rating for the Delaire Graff Cape Vintage is a personal achievement for Winemaker Morné Vrey. The award is a cherry atop of the wine’s Best in Class achievement received at this year’s Cape Port Producers Association (CAPPA) Port Wine Challenge.
Vrey says of the achievement:
“I am excited that the 2015 Cape Vintage did so well. Its one of our finest vintages for this wine. Growing up in Calitzdorp, this wine evokes a certain nostalgia and I cannot wait to try in in 20 years.”
Adding to the three Five Star ratings, Delaire Graff received a further five 4 1/2 star ratings. The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, White Reserve and Cape Vintage will be available from the Estate on 1 December 2017.
LIST OF FULL PLATTER 2017 RESULTS
Delaire Graff Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2015
Delaire Graff White Reserve 2015
Delaire Graff Cape Vintage 2015
Four and a Half-Star
Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2015
Delaire Graff Terraced Block Reserve 2015
Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve Chardonnay 2016
Delaire Graff Coastal Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Laurence Graff Reserve 2014