Alphabetical Guide to South Africa

Alphabetical Guide to South Africa
Amid the rolling foothills of Simonsberg Mountain, five stone pines give Rustenberg’s Five Soldiers vineyard its name, the source for a top-scoring Chardonnay. (Keith Melvin-Philips)
From the Jul 31, 2021, issue

These wines were tasted for the South Africa tasting report in the July 31, 2021, issue of Wine Spectator magazine by Alison Napjus and Aleks Zecevic. For a full analysis of the latest vintage and top wine and top values charts, read Charting Their Own Course. WineSpectator.com members can find all reviews, with full tasting notes, in the Wine Ratings Search.

Wine Score Price
ALHEIT
Broom Ridge Swartland 2019 92 $74
Cartology Western Cape 2019 91 $55
Hemelrand Vine Garden Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge 2019 90 $45
Huilkrans Citrusdal Mountain 2019 91 $100
Magnetic North Citrusdal Mountain 2019 92 $100
Nautical Dawn Stellenbosch 2019 90 $65
ASHBOURNE
Pinotage Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2018 91 $58
Pinotage Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2017 93 $58
BACKSBERG
Brut Coastal Region Kosher 2018 85 $25
Chardonnay Paarl Kosher 2009 86 $18
Chenin Blanc Coastal Region 2020 85 $15
A.A. BADENHORST FAMILY
Grenache Swartland Raaigras 2019 92 $60
Kalmoesfontein White Coastal Region 2017 90 $45
Secateurs Red Swartland 2018 88 $18
Steen Swartland Dassiekop 2018 90 $60
Steen Swartland Kelder 2018 92 $60
Steen Swartland Klip Kop 2018 90 $60
Steen Swartland Piet Bok Se Bos 2018 92 $60
Swartland 2018 91 $45
The Curator Red Coastal Region 2019 87 $11
The Curator White Coastal Region 2019 87 $11
BEAUMONT
Chenin Blanc Cape South Coast 2020 88 $20
Hope Marguerite Bot River 2019 89 $40
GRAHAM BECK
Brut Blanc de Blancs Robertson 2015 90 $30
Brut Rosé Western Cape 2015 89 $30
Brut Zero Western Cape 2014 90 $30
Cuvée Clive Prestige Cuvée Western Cape 2014 91 $70
BEESLAAR WINES
Pinotage Stellenbosch 2018 91 $55
Pinotage Swartland Taj 2020 87 $20
BOEKENHOUTSKLOOF
Cabernet Sauvignon Franschhoek 2018 92 $69
Cabernet Sauvignon Franschhoek 2017 91 $69
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2018 92 $69
Sémillon Franschhoek 2017 92 $49
Syrah Swartland 2017 93 $69
Syrah Swartland Porcupine Ridge 2019 86 $13
Syrah-Mourvèdre-Viognier Western Cape The Wolftrap 2019 87 $12
The Wolftrap Red Western Cape 2020 86 $12
The Wolftrap White Western Cape 2020 86 $12
BOUCHARD FINLAYSON
Chardonnay Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Missionvale 2018 91 $30
Hannibal Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2018 91 $42
Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Galpin Peak 2019 90 $50
Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Tête de Cuvée 2019 92 $130
BUITENVERWACHTING
Chardonnay Constantia Bayten 2018 91 $20
Sauvignon Blanc Constantia Bayten 2020 88 $15
CAP MARITIME
Chardonnay Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2019 91 $54
Pinot Noir Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2019 91 $54
CAPE VENTURE
Chenin Blanc Swartland Lubanzi 2019 86 $15
Lubanzi Coastal Region 2018 84 $15
CAPENSIS
Chardonnay Stellenbosch Fijnbosch 2016 92 $100
Chardonnay Stellenbosch Silene 2018 90 $40
Chardonnay Stellenbosch Silene 2017 90 $40
Chardonnay Western Cape 2017 92 $80
TANIA & VINCENT CARÊME
Terre Brûlée Le Rouge Swartland 2019 89 $16
Terre Brûlée Le Rouge Swartland 2018 88 $16
CONSTANTIA GLEN
Five Constantia 2016 91 $48
Three Constantia 2016 90 $35
Two Constantia 2018 91 $35
DAVID & NADIA
Chenin Blanc Swartland 2019 88 $36
Elpidios Swartland 2017 89 $36
DAVID FINLAYSON
Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch Camino Africana 2017 91 $50
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2019 88 $20
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2018 88 $20
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch GS 2018 92 $50
Chardonnay Stellenbosch 2020 88 $18
Chardonnay Stellenbosch 2019 90 $18
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Camino Africana 2019 89 $30
DE MORGENZON
Chardonnay Stellenbosch DMZ 2019 89 $18
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Reserve 2018 90 $40
Syrah Stellenbosch DMZ 2017 89 $18
DE TOREN
Fusion V Stellenbosch 2017 91 $60
Z Stellenbosch 2017 90 $50
DE TRAFFORD
Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch 2014 90 $45
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2015 92 $50
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2017 92 $38
Elevation 393 Stellenbosch 2012 92 $100
Syrah Stellenbosch 393 2015 93 $95
Syrah Stellenbosch Blueprint 2015 91 $40
DE WETSHOF
Chardonnay Robertson Bon Vallon 2020 91 $24
Chardonnay Robertson Limestone Hill 2020 89 $19
DELAIRE GRAFF
Botmaskop Stellenbosch 2018 90 $35
Chardonnay Banghoek Réserve 2019 89 $35
Chenin Blanc Swartland Reserve 2019 89 $25
DOWNES FAMILY
Merlot Elgin 2019 89 $30
Sauvignon Blanc Elgin Sanctuary Peak 2020 88 $20
EDGEBASTON
The Pepper Pot Coastal Region 2019 87 $17
NEIL ELLIS
Cabernet Sauvignon Jonkershoek Valley 2017 89 $50
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2017 90 $25
Chardonnay Elgin Whitehall 2018 90 $30
Sauvignon Blanc Groenekloof 2020 89 $20
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape Sincerely 2020 88 $15
The Left Bank Western Cape 2018 87 $17
WARREN ELLIS
Op Sy Moer Piekenierskloof 2018 89 $50
ERNIE ELS
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch Major Series 2017 89 $30
Proprietor's Blend Stellenbosch 2017 92 $42
ESSAY WINES
Chenin Blanc-Viognier-Roussanne Coastal Region 2020 88 $10
Syrah Coastal Region 2019 84 $10
EXCELSIOR
Cabernet Sauvignon Robertson 2019 84 $10
Chardonnay Robertson 2020 87 $10
Sauvignon Blanc Robertson 2020 86 $10
Syrah Robertson 2019 85 $10
FAIRVIEW
Goats do Roam Red Western Cape 2020 86 $13
Goats do Roam White Western Cape 2020 86 $13
FLEUR DU CAP
Cabernet Sauvignon Western Cape Essence du Cap 2018 87 $15
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape Essence du Cap 2019 84 $10
KEN FORRESTER
Cabernet Sauvignon Western Cape Petit 2019 87 $12
Chardonnay Western Cape Petit 2019 87 $12
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Old Vine Reserve 2019 89 $18
Chenin Blanc Western Cape Petit 2020 87 $12
Pinotage Western Cape Petit 2020 88 $12
The FMC Stellenbosch 2019 93 $65
GABRIËLSKLOOF
Sauvignon Blanc Cape South Coast 2019 82 $15
Syrah Bot River 2017 87 $18
GLENELLY
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch Glass Collection 2018 88 $18
Chardonnay Stellenbosch Unoaked 2020 88 $18
Estate Reserve Stellenbosch 2014 88 $25
Merlot Stellenbosch The Glass Collection 2018 88 $18
GROOT CONSTANTIA
Grand Constance Constantia 2016 93 $82 / 375ml
Pinotage Constantia 2018 91 $33
Sauvignon Blanc Constantia 2020 90 $22
HAMILTON RUSSELL
Chardonnay Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2019 91 $43
HOGAN
Chenin Blanc Swartland 2018 90 $48
Divergent Coastal Region 2017 83 $48
INDABA
Chardonnay Western Cape 2019 82 $12
Chenin Blanc Western Cape 2019 83 $12
Merlot Western Cape 2019 85 $12
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape 2019 82 $12
KANONKOP
Cabernet Sauvignon Simonsberg-Stellenbosch 2015 90 $50
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch Kadette 2019 88 $21
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch Kadette 2018 89 $21
Kadette Stellenbosch 2018 89 $18
Paul Sauer Simonsberg-Stellenbosch 2017 93 $63
Pinotage Simonsberg-Stellenbosch 2018 92 $47
Pinotage Stellenbosch Kadette 2018 88 $20
KARA-TARA
Chardonnay Western Cape 2020 88 $22
Pinot Noir Western Cape 2019 88 $22
KLEIN CONSTANTIA
Constantia Red 2017 91 $32
Sauvignon Blanc Constantia 2019 88 $19
LEEU PASSANT
Cinsault Franschhoek Lötter Old Vines 2018 91 $72
Cinsault Wellington Basson Old Vines 2017 90 $72
LIEVLAND
Cabernet Sauvignon Coastal Region 2018 88 $19
Chenin Blanc Paarl Old Vines 2020 86 $19
MAN VINTNERS
Brut Paarl Méthode Cap Classique NV 87 $25
Chardonnay Coastal Region Padstal 2020 87 $12
Chenin Blanc Coastal Region Free-run 2020 86 $12
Pinotage Coastal Region Bosstok 2019 84 $12
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape Warrelwind 2020 86 $12
Syrah Coastal Region Skaapveld 2019 87 $12
Syrah Coastal Region Skaapveld 2018 87 $12
MOMENTO
Chenin Blanc-Verdelho Western Cape 2018 88 $29
Grenache Western Cape 2018 88 $34
MOTHER ROCK WINES
Chenin Blanc Swartland Force Celeste 2020 86 $19
Kweperfontein Swartland 2018 91 $29
MULDERBOSCH
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Single Vineyard Series Block W 2019 91 $35
MULLINEUX
Chenin Blanc Swartland Granite Old Vines 2019 92 $80
Chenin Blanc Swartland Kloof Street Old Vine 2020 88 $20
Chenin Blanc Swartland Quartz Leliefontein 2019 91 $80
Old Vines Swartland White 2019 91 $35
OVERHEX WINES INTERNATIONAL
Chenin Blanc Western Cape Balance 2020 84 $11
PAINTED WOLF
Chenin Blanc Coastal Region The Den 2020 86 $13
Pinotage Coastal Region The Den 2019 88 $13
PORSELEINBERG
Swartland 2018 94 $95
RAATS FAMILY
Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch 2017 91 $45
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Old Vine 2018 89 $28
Jasper Stellenbosch 2017 88 $20
RIEBEEK CELLARS
Sauvignon Blanc Swartland 2019 84 $13
ANTHONIJ RUPERT
Brut Rosé Western Cape L'Ormarins 2015 83 $20
Brut Rosé Western Cape L'Ormarins Classique NV 87 $18
Brut Western Cape L'Ormarins Classique NV 86 $18
Cabernet Franc Franschhoek 2014 91 $75
Cabernet Sauvignon Coastal Region 2016 92 $75
Cabernet Sauvignon Franschhoek 2015 92 $75
Cabernet Sauvignon Western Cape Protea 2019 86 $13
Chenin Blanc Coastal Region Protea 2020 84 $13
Coastal Region 2013 92 $100
Merlot Coastal Region 2015 91 $75
Optima Coastal Region 2017 89 $35
Sauvignon Blanc Elandskloof Cape of Good Hope Altima 2019 85 $19
Syrah Franschhoek 2015 91 $75
RUST EN VREDE
1694 Classification Stellenbosch 2016 93 $198
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2018 92 $32
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch Single Vineyard 2017 93 $128
Stellenbosch 2016 91 $50
Syrah Stellenbosch 2017 93 $32
Syrah Stellenbosch Single Vineyard 2016 92 $128
RUSTENBERG
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2019 88 $23
Chardonnay Stellenbosch 2020 89 $23
Chardonnay Stellenbosch Five Soldiers 2017 92 $55
John X Merriman Simonsberg-Stellenbosch 2018 90 $33
SAFRIEL HOUSE
Chenin Blanc Paarl Reserve Barrel Fermented 2018 89 $25
DUNCAN SAVAGE
Follow The Line Darling 2019 90 $48
Girl Next Door Cape Town 2019 92 $62
Stellenbosch 2018 91 $52
Western Cape White 2019 91 $46
SIJNN
Bird Series Kingfisher Malgas 2017 91 $25
Malgas Red 2015 90 $50
Malgas White 2017 92 $40
SIMONSIG
Brut Western Cape Kaapse Vonkel 2018 83 $20
Pinotage Stellenbosch 2017 87 $18
Tiara Stellenbosch 2016 90 $39
SOUTHERN RIGHT
Pinotage Walker Bay 2019 91 $34
Sauvignon Blanc Walker Bay 2020 90 $18
SPICE ROUTE
Chakalaka Swartland 2017 89 $26
SPIER
Cabernet Sauvignon Coastal Region True to Terroir 2018 88 $19
Cabernet Sauvignon Western Cape Million Trees 2018 85 $13
Chardonnay Cape Town True to Terroir 2019 87 $18
Chenin Blanc Cape Town Seaward 2019 89 $17
Chenin Blanc Western Cape Million Trees 2019 87 $13
Pinotage Coastal Region Seaward 2018 87 $19
Pinotage Stellenbosch 21 Gables 2016 89 $35
Pinotage Western Cape Million Trees 2018 88 $13
Pinotage Western Cape Signature Collection 2019 86 $12
Sauvignon Blanc Cape Town 21 Gables 2019 88 $25
Sauvignon Blanc Cape Town Seaward 2019 86 $17
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape Million Trees 2019 87 $13
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape Signature Collection 2020 83 $10
STARK-CONDÉ
Cabernet Sauvignon Jonkershoek Valley 2018 90 $28
Field Blend Jonkershoek Valley 2020 90 $26
Field Blend Jonkershoek Valley 2019 88 $26
Oude Nektar Jonkershoek Valley 2017 91 $80
STELLENBOSCH VINEYARDS
Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2020 89 $18
STORM WINES
Chardonnay Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge 2019 91 $60
Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge 2018 91 $60
Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Vrede 2016 90 $55
STORMHOEK
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape 2020 87 $15
TESSELAARSDAL
Chardonnay Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge 2019 90 $40
Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2019 90 $57
THELEMA
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2015 90 $35
Chardonnay Stellenbosch 2016 89 $25
Mountain Red Western Cape 2016 88 $14
Pinot Noir Elgin Sutherland 2017 89 $20
Rabelais Stellenbosch 2018 90 $65
Sauvignon Blanc Elgin Sutherland 2018 88 $14
Syrah Elgin Sutherland 2015 89 $20
THISTLE & WEED
Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch Knapsekêrel 2019 89 $33
Chenin Blanc Paarl Duwweltjie 2019 90 $26
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Brandnetel 2019 88 $32
Khakibos Stellenbosch White 2018 89 $29
Tempranillo-Alicante Bouschet Stellenbosch Nastergal 2019 89 $29
TOKARA
Director's Reserve Stellenbosch 2017 89 $41
Sauvignon Blanc Elgin Reserve Collection 2018 88 $25
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape 2019 84 $16
TOPIARY
Chardonnay Franschhoek 2018 89 $25
VILAFONTÉ
Series C Paarl 2018 91 $115
Series M Paarl 2018 92 $75
Seriously Old Dirt Paarl 2017 91 $47
Seriously Old Dirt Western Cape 2018 91 $35
WARWICK
Cabernet Franc Simonsberg-Stellenbosch Estate 2018 90 $60
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch The Blue Lady 2017 91 $60
Cabernet Sauvignon Western Cape The First Lady 2018 88 $18
Chardonnay Western Cape The First Lady 2020 87 $15
Estate Reserve Simonsberg-Stellenbosch 2017 91 $70
Pinotage Western Cape The First Lady 2019 89 $18
Professor Black Pitch Black Stellenbosch 2017 89 $35
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape The First Lady 2020 88 $15
The White Lady Stellenbosch 2019 90 $50
Three Cape Ladies Stellenbosch 2017 90 $30
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