Winemag Prescient Sweet Wine & Fortifieds Report 2020: Top 10 – Dry Dock Liquor

Winemag Prescient Sweet Wine & Fortifieds Report 2020: Top 10

Winemag has released the Prescient Sweet Wine & Fortifieds Report 2020: Top 10. To request any of these wines for purchase, please contact Dry Dock through our chat box on the bottom right of our home page. 

Introduction

The Sweet Wine & Fortifieds Report convened by Winemag.co.za and sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. Wines were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

Number of entries per category

1) Natural Sweet – two
2) Noble Late Harvest – 10
3) Straw – four
4) Hanepoot – two
5) Muscadel – 10
 6) Port – eight

Of the 36 wines reviewed in total, 27 rated 90-plus.

Top 10

The 10 best wines overall were as follows:

Boplaas Cape Tawny Reserve 1995
Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve 2015
De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2016
De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2017
De Krans Muscat De Frontignan 2019
Delheim Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest 2019
GlenWood Noblesse Grand Duc 2017
Highlands Road Noble Late Harvest 2017
Nuy Rooi Muskadel 2010
Villa Esposto Muscat D’Alexandrie Straw Wine 2017

The Report includes:

  • category definitions
  • key findings
  • tasting notes for the top 10 wines
  • scores on the 100-point quality scale for all the other wines entered

To read it in full, download the following: Prescient Sweet Wine & Fortifieds Report 2020

 

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