Wine500 Club Summer 2003 tasting results

Tuesday, 2 March, 2004
Yolanda Mori
Results from the tasting held in November 2003
We are pleased to advise these long-overdue results from the WINE500 Summer 2003 Selection tasting held in November 2003 - 

CABERNET SAUVIGNON
72 wines tasted : 5 x 1998  8 x 1999, 20 x 2000, 23 x 2001, 15 x 2002, 1 x 2001
WINNER: Mooiplaas 1998
RECOMMENDED: Hartenberg 2000 / Blue Creek 2001

SAUVIGNON BLANC
57 wines tasted : 1 x 2002 vintage, 56 x 2003 vintages
WINNER: Mooiplaas 2003
RECOMMENDED: Laborie 2003 / L'Ormarins Cold-Soaked 2003

DISCOVERY WINE
Zondernaam Sauvignon Blanc 2003

CAP CLASSIQUE
13 bubblies tasted : 7 x Non-Vintages, 3 x 1998, 1 x 1999, 2 x 2000
WINNER: Graham Beck Brut Rose NV 
RECOMMENDED: Laborie Brut 1998 / Pierre Jourdan Cuvee Belle Rose NV

PORT
15 ports tasted : 1 x White Port, 1 x Cape Ruby, 9 x Cape Vintages, 1 x Vintage Reserve, 3 x Late Bottled Vintages
WINNER: De Krans Vintage Reserve 2001
RECOMMENDED: Bergsig Cape Vintage 1998 / Villiera Late Bottled Vintage 1999

NOBLE LATE HARVEST
8 wines tasted : 2 x 2000, 1 x 2001, 4 x 2002, 1 x 2003
WINNER: Asara 2002
RECOMMENDED: Neethlingshof Weisser Riesling 2003 / Bon Courage 2002

Panel members for the tastings were as follows:
CABERNET SAUVIGNON - Mark Howell (Anthill & Radoux) / Mike Dobrovic (Mulderbosch) / Jeremy Walker (Grangehurst) / Philip van Zyl (Editor John Platter) / Francois Naude (L'Avenir)
SAUVIGNON BLANC - Mark Howell (Anthill & Radoux) / Louis Nel (Warwick) / Jeremy Walker (Grangehurst) / Philip van Zyl (Editor John Platter) / Dave Hughes

Please contact us for further information on the tastings. 

Issued by: Yolanda Mori, WINE500 Club
Tel: +27 (0) 21 884-4550 
Email: info@wine500.co.za