SA Dessert Wines B

South African Dessert Wines : B

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

Badsberg Badslese 2009 | Platter 5*

Platter 2012 “Our White Wine of the Year is this outstanding, elegantly presented Natural Sweet dessert from chenin. 09 great concentration & spread of flavour, from floral to spicy, huge sweetness concludes on a tangy savoury/leafy note, which is uncloying & decidedly moreish. With 10% hanepoot, unwooded.” /0917

 

Badsberg Noble Late Harvest 2005 A

Badsberg Noble Late Harvest Limited Release 2005 | Platter 4*

Platter 2013 “Wooded version, also chenin. 05’s 3 years in oak add caramel tones to fruit (fresh, dried & candied!) & palate-cleansing freshness. 750ml. /0917

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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 | Platter 4.5*

Platter 2017 “Intense and complex 15 unoaked botyrised riesling ticks all the boxes: honeyed sweetness, piercing acidity, finely layered citrus, spices, perfume & nuttiness, all in luscious harmony. Delicious now, but very cellarworthy. 375mm. /0917

 

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Boplaas | Ruby Port NV |