• Tim Atkin Master of Wine 2021 Special Report Scores

    Tim Atkin is an award-winning wine writer and Master of Wine, with over 30 years’ experience and a strong international following.

    He has just published his 9th report on South African’s wine scene with over 1200 tasting notes of wines he rates as the very best that South Africa offers, and this is what he had to say:-

    What South Africa has achieved, not just since 1994, but in the nine years that I have been writing this report is truly remarkable. No other wine industry has made such strides, no other wine industry possesses such energy or excitement. Right now, and in the face of the huge challenges the country faces on many fronts, it’s important not to lose sight of that achievement.

    Wildekrans submitted 2 wines for this edition, and we are extremely proud that both received such high ratings and praise. It’s a testament to the hard work, dedication, and talent of our team, even in the most challenging of times.

    Wildekrans Cape Blend Barrel Select Reserve 2019

    90 points

    “This is an appealingly unusual blend of Pinotage with 42% Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, all sourced from Bot River. Rosemary and tangerine aromas segue into a palate that’s savoury and meaty with sinewy tannins and subtle oak. 2022-25”

    Wildekrans Chenin Blanc Barrel Select Reserve 2020

    92 points

    “Something of a below-the-radar property in Bot River, with very good vineyards and the wine quality to match, Wildekrans is worth seeking out. Rich, wild and exotic, this has grapefruit and peach fruit, stylish oak and a tangy, stony, mouth-watering finish. 2021-25”

    We are really grateful for this recognition.

    To purchase his full report, please visit https://timatkin.com/reports/

  • Tim Atkin Master of Wine – South Africa 2020 Report Results

    Tim Atkin’s South Africa Report for 2020 has just been released, and we are thrilled to have received Medals of Excellence for 4 of our wines. These medals are given to producers with wine scores above 90 points. Our wines which have done so well are as follows:-

    Chenin Blanc Barrel Select Reserve 2018 – 94 points
    Cape Blend Barrel Select Reserve 2017 – 91 points
    Pinotage Barrel Select Reserve 2017 – 91 points
    Shiraz Barrel Select Reserve 2017 – 91 points

    We are so proud of our winemaking team for this achievement, and immensely grateful for the recognition.

    The full report can be purchased here: https://timatkin.com/prod…/2020-south-africa-special-report/

    And of course the wines can be purchased here: https://shop.wildekrans.com/

     

  • Tim Atkin SA Report 2019

    We received some exciting news: Five of our Barrel Select Reserve Range wines were applauded 90 and above by Tim Atkin in his 2019 South Africa Special Report.

    From left to right, 2017 Chenin Blanc, 2016 Pinotage, 2016 Shiraz, 2018 Grenache Blanc, and 2018 Cabernet Franc.

    A very big congratulations to our amazing team!

    If you’d like to read the full report, you can purchase the download here

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