The 2021 Black Label Award Selection includes the following:
2 x Rubaiyat 2017
2 x Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2019
2 x Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Tehcnical Tasting Sheets
Rubiayat: Fresh cigar box, blueberry crumble, dark chocolate and a hint of aniseed. The smooth and textured tannins are bold but well-rounded and rich. Dark and red berry fruit such as raspberries, black currants and mulberries are underpinned by sundried black olives and dried lavender. The acidity adds vigour and balance, while lending length and elegance
Op Die Berg Pinot Noir: Light ruby red with a pale brown rim. Cranberry, sour cherry, mushroom, wet leaves and wet soil aromas abound. The medium-bodied palate delivers flavours of liquorice, perfume, spice and earthy porcini mushrooms.
Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc: Pale straw in colour with a fresh and invigorating nose. The wine displays aromas of sour pineapple, fresh honeydew cantaloupe, Packham’s pears and an underlying creamy richness from extended lees contact. This complex and multidimensional wine will develop in both the glass and the bottle with time. Decant slowly to ensure optimum drinking pleasure.
Rubaiyat: Pairs perfectly with Chateaubriand, Boeuf Bourguignon or Beef Wellington.
Op Die Berg Pinot Noir: Mushroom risotto will complement the earthy notes of the wine beautifully. Pinot Noir is light and elegant enough to be enjoyed with poached salmon or even a leek and pecorino tart. Also try it with chicken liver fettuccine.
Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc: The subtle creaminess makes the Koetshuis the perfect companion to veal with a creamy white wine and chive sauce, octopus salad, smoked trout and pan-fried scallops.
- Decanter Wine Awards 2021 94 Points
- Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2021 Gold
- Platter's Guide 2021 4 ½ Stars (93 Points)
- Tim Atkin SA Report 2021 90 Points
Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2019
- Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2020 Gold
- Winemag Pinot Noir Report 2021 Top 10 (93 Points)
Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2020
- Decanter Wine Awards 2021 91 Points
- Platter's Guide 2021 4 ½ Stars (91 Points)
- Tim Atkin SA Report 2020 91 Points