Prescient Pinotage Report 2021: Top 10

Prescient Pinotage Report 2021: Top 10

Introduction

This year’s Pinotage Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. There were 58 entries received from 46 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

Top 10

The 10 best wines overall are:

94

De Grendel Amandelboord 2019
Price: R235
Wine of Origin: Durbanville
Abv: 15.1%

94

Môreson The Widow Maker 2019
Price: R300
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Abv: 14.48%

92

Bellevue The Reserve Collection 2017
Price: R220
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Abv: 13.93%

92

B Vintners Liberté 2019
Price: R315
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Abv: 13.5%

 

92 – Best Buy

Du Toitskloof 2018
Price: R75
Wine of Origin: Western Cape
Abv: 14.8%

92

Francois Van Niekerk 2019
Price: R500
Wine of Origin: Coastal Region
Abv: 14.5%

92

Windmeul Reserve 2017
Price: R150
Wine of Origin: Coastal Region
Abv: 14.66%

91

Nederburg 2019
Price: R98
Wine of Origin: Western Cape
Abv: 14.54%

91

Simonsig Redhill 2018
Price: R410
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Abv: 14.63%

90

L’Avenir Provenance 2018
Price: R180
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Abv: 14.44%

De Grendel, Durbanville.

About the category

Pinotage, a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault (also called Hermitage, hence the contraction), was first engineered by Stellenbosch University’s Professor Abraham Perold in 1925. The first commercial bottling was released in 1961, namely the SFW’s 1959 Lanzerac Pinotage.

Pinotage is the sixth most widely planted variety in South Africa, making up 7.2% of the total area under vineyard at the end of 2020. 

To read the report in full, including key findings, tasting notes for the top wines and scores on the 100-point quality scale for all wines entered, download the following: Prescient Pinotage Report 2021

Shop online

Johannesburg boutique wine retailer Dry Dock Liquor is offering some of the wines in the Top 10 for sale and can deliver nationwide – buy now.