The Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2016 was placed joint first in the fourth annual Cape Wine Bordeaux Red Blend Report released by Winemag.co.za. As one of the Cape’s top Bordeaux blends, the wine achieved an outstanding 94 points out of a possible 100.
This year, 81 entries were received from 64 producers. Entries were blind tasted by a three-person panel and awarded a score within a 100-point scale. A total of 33 entrants received a rating over 90, suggesting that South Africa can now easily compete against the world’s best. “This was another terrific showing for Stellenbosch with 22 of the 33 wines to rate 90-plus from the district”, commented Christian Eedes, respected chairman of the judging panel. Winemaker, Morné Very said, “We are delighted to have received this very pleasing result for the Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2016, particularly as the 2016 harvest faced challenging conditions, yet the quality has exceeded expectations.”
Described as powerful, yet elegant and polished, the Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2016 is a red blend with classic aromas of dark berry fruit, spice and cassis. The softness of tannins and balance in structure complete this wine on the palate. Optimal ageing potential of the Botmaskop is 5 – 8 years.
Delaire Graff Estate applauds winemaker Morné Vrey and his cellar team on receiving this esteemed accolade.
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