Gold for Christine 2009
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2014

Buitenverwachting is thrilled with the Gold medal awarded to Christine 2009 at The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2014.
This Bordeaux style blend consists of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. The wine offers rich red fruit characters reminiscent of ripe cherry and black currant with dark chocolate and tobacco undertones, delicious with red meat and game.

The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, now in its 13th year, is widely regarded as SA's leading premium wine competition - with significant benefits for both wine industry and wine consumer - it brings together teams of international and local tasters with established judging competence. Each wine is closely analysed by the renowned team of judges of the 1040 entries there were 37 Trophy and Gold winners.

Comment from Michael Fridjohn (Chair) “As a general summary. This was pretty much the same number of wines as last year, one or two more - 1 040 wines judged. It was a year in which, by and large, the benefits of a couple of good vintages showed across the board in the sense that there really was a very strong result. What we have seen even more so was the extent to which quality now runs through the Cape wine industry from the apex of the pyramid right the way through. Typically, five or ten years ago, we would always find a couple of gold medal wines, because there were always good gold medal wines to be found, there would be a thin array of silvers, there would be a bunch of bronzes and a very significant number of also-rans."

There are to be two public tastings. Tickets can be purchased from Computicket.

Cape Town Public Tasting
Friday, 6 June 2014 - 17h00 to 20h30
Ballroom East, 1st Floor, Cape Town International Convention Centre

Johannesburg Public Tasting
Thursday, 12 June 2014 - 18h00 to 21h00
Sandton Convention Centre, Bill Gallagher Rooms, Level 2

Bronze Medals 2014
• Buitenverwachting 3rd Time Lucky Viognier 2012
Buitenverwachting Merlot 2010
Buitenverwachting Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Buitenverwachting Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc 2012
• Buitenverwachting Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc 2009


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