Nederburg The Manor House Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 achieved an incredible score of 95 points in the seventh edition of the annual Cabernet Sauvignon Report, compiled and published by Winemag.co.za, and sponsored by financial services company Prescient.
It’s the only wine that scored 95 points, the highest rating awarded by the judges of the 2018 issue of the report. Chaired by Winemag.co.za editor Christian Eedes, this year’s judging panel also included Roland Peens of Wine Cellar, and Hennie Coetzee, a taster for Platter’s South African Wine Guide.
The 2014 vintage of Nederburg Two Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 received 90 points. This wine was selected as the prestigious ‘Red Wine of the Year’ in the 2018 edition of Platter’s, achieving a ffive-star rating.
A total of 79 wine producers submitted 89 entries for review in the 2018 Prescient Cabernet Report. These were tasted blind by the three-person panel, with scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale. Of the 40 wines to score 90 points or more, 25 were from the 2015 vintage.
The reports highlights 2015 as “one of the great vintages of the modern era and based on this tasting, the hype is completely justified”.
Nederburg The Manor House Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 retails for around R160 a bottle, and Nederburg Two Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 for approximately R375 a bottle. Both are available from the farm in Paarl, or online at www.vinoteque.co.za.