Consistency is key and Anthonij Rupert Wyne’s Cape of Good Hope range remains consistent in impressing leading UK Master of Wine Tim Atkin, who scored five wines in this range an impressive 90+ in his anticipated 2020 South Africa Special Report. The Cape of Good Hope Van Lill & Visser Chenin Blanc 2019 received the highest rating of 94/100.
Not far behind was the Altima Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (92 points), Riebeeksrivier Caroline 2017 (93 points), Riebeeksrivier Chenin Blanc 2019 (91 points) and Serruria Chardonnay 2018 (93 points). Not only did the Cape of Good Hope range impress Atkin, but the Jean Roi Rosé 2019 made it back onto this sought-after list, scoring 90 points.
His report is usually based on two visits to South Africa throughout the year which allows him to taste a wide range of wines, but as he was not able to travel to the winelands because of the global pandemic he had to rely on ‘South African wines coming to him’. This resulted in him tasting 1 328 wines and conducting over 50 Zoom calls. Although his report is shorter than usual it still presents an accurate and insightful overview of the South African wine scene. He was extremely impressed with the quality of the wines tasted this year, and in particular the 2017 and 2019 vintages. In his opinion 2017 deserves its place among the best-ever Cape harvests.
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