Wine – SA Dessert Wines

 

South African Dessert Wines

Platter ratings :

1* plain and simple | 2* pleasant drinking | 3* characterful, appealing | 3.5* very good / promising

4* excellent | 4.5* outstanding | 5* superlative; a South African classic

Books Etc South Africa ratings :

Emoticon smiley  Good value

x mark red Not a favourite

N(Y)L = Not yet listed in Platter

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Avondale Muscat Rouge Reserve 2003 A

Avondale Muscat Rouge Reserve 2003 | Platter NL

Apparently not listed in Platter.

Platter 2007 Muscat Rouge 2004 | Platter 4* “From fortified red muscat de F. Billowing muscat aromas on 04 conjure up spice souks – incense, exotic fruits, spices. Intensely sweet & raisiny (192g/l sugar), slight tannic grip adding textural contrast, subtle grip to finish. Alc 18%. Small portion in old oak.”

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Badsberg Noble Late Harvest 2005 A

Badsberg Noble Late Harvest 2005 | Platter NL

Apparently not listed in Platter.

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Bakenskop | Muscadel 2007 | Platter 4*

Platter 2010 “Fortified dessert, beloved of competition judges … entranced us with veldflower, & intense bouquet, uncomplicated sweetness.

Bon Courage Noble Late Harvest 2015 A

Bon Courage Noble Late Harvest 2015 | NYL

Platter 2016 : 2014 4.5*

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Boplaas | Ruby Port NV | 

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De Krans Cape Ruby NV A

De Krans Cape Ruby NV [2015] | Platter 4*

Platter 2015 “True-to-style NV ‘port’ with redcurrant richness, clove & hint of dark chocolate, lovely silky texture. Two vintages blended for consistency. From tintas amarela, roriz & barocca, touriga.”

Diemersfontein Cape Vintage Pinotage 2004 A

 

Diemersfontein Cape Vintage Pinotage 2004 | Platter NL

Apparently not listed in Platter

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Nuy 50 Vintages Muscadel NV A

Nuy 50 Vintages Muscadel NV | Platter 4.5*

Platter 2016 “”Listed as ‘Red Muscadel Limited Release’ last edition. 1 500 bottles of this fortified & barrel-matured NV nectar released to mark Nuy’s 50th anniversary. Rich & refined, with subtle tannic grip. Do try to cellar some.”

Nuy Muscadel red 1980 A

Nuy Red Muscadel 1980 | Platter 4*

Platter 1983: “Sweet red dessert wine, lighter and less cloying than many. ’80 and ’81 rated Superior. In 1982, for the second time, was chosen as the champion muscat fortified wine at SA National Show. Certified.

Nuy Red Muscadel 2015 A

Nuy Red Muscadel 2015 | Platter NYL

Platter 2016 : 2014 4.5*

Nuy White Muscadel 2014 A

Nuy White Muscadel 2014 | Platter 4.5*

Platter 2016 “Underlining this team’s mastery of fortified muscadel, … yet another deliciously light-footed glass of liquid sunshine. Jasmine-perfumed raisins & citrus, lemon marmalade flavour, honeyed finish goes on and on. Like 13 (4*), will develop beautifully.”

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Oranjerivier Cellars Hanepoort Jerepigo A

Orange River Cellars | Hanepoort Jeripigo NV | Platter NL

Apparently not listed in Platter.

Platter refers to ‘Sweet Hanepoort’ and ‘White Jerepiko’ but seemingly not ‘Hanepoort Jeripigo’.

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Orange River Cellars | Straw Wine 2014 |

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Rooiberg Red Muscadel 2014 A

Rooiberg Red Muscadel 2014 | Platter 4.5*

Platter 2016 ” … more serious [than 2013], deserving of contemplation. Vast honeyed raisin richness (264g/l sugar) thrillingly balanced by acidity to fine, lively finish.

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Rustenberg | Straw Wine 2015 | Platter NYL

Windmeul White Muscadel 2015 A

Windmeul White Muscadel NV | Platter NYL