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A year or two back I was lucky enough to be invited to a tasting and dinner that covered that years top pinotage wines from South Africa. The winners from this years competition have just been announced.

Seventeen of the record 120 entries came from cellars that participated for the first time. Besides the Klein Tulbagh Pinotage, another two of these first-time entrants were placed among the Top 10 wines, namely the Manley Pinotage 2004 and the Somerbosch Pinotage 2004.

The Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners and the winemakers are (in alphabetical order):
  • Devon Hill Pinotage 2002 (Erhard Roux)
  • Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Pinotage 2003 (Bertus Fourie)
  • Kanonkop Pinotage 2003 (Abrie Beeslaar)
  • Klein Tulbagh Pinotage Reserve 2003 (Elsab� le Roux)
  • La Cave Pinotage 2004 (Andre Swanepoel)
  • Longridge Pinotage 2003 (Frans Smit)
  • Manley Pinotage 2004 (David Jordan)
  • Simonsig Red Hill Pinotage 2003 (Debbie Burden)
  • Somerbosch Pinotage 2004 (Marius and Japie Roux)
  • Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Pinotage 2003 (Guy Webber)


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I've tried the Kanonkop recently and really enjoyed it. I've found some pretty hairy levels of brettanomyces in more than a few S.A. pinotages in the past though.
Cheers

Dave