Adriaan Roets
1 minute read
6 Feb 2018
10:22 am

Lock, stock and wine barrel: Platter’s wine guide 2018

Adriaan Roets

The guide is a must-have if you plan a trip to Cape Town, or exploring a store inland.

Platter's wine guides.

If you made it through dry January, you only have 11 months left to explore the best of South African wine.

Still the definitive guide, Platter’s 2018 can’t come more highly recommended.

Considering that the severe drought in Cape Town will lead to less wine being produced, effectively raising the price on remaining wine, now is the time to really get into some of the best South Africa produces.

A total of 111 five-star wines are featured in the latest guide. There are 20 new five-star producers on the list – B Vintners Vine Exploration Co, Cape Wine Company, Carinus Family Vineyards, Daschbosch (previously uniWines), Elemental Bob, Highlands Road Estate, JC Wickens Wines, Lanzerac Wine Estate, Le Sueur Wines, Lingen, Longridge Wine Estate, Orange River Cellars, Paserene, Pongrácz, Remhoogte Wine Estate, Reverie, The Stellenbosch Reserve, Thistle & Weed, Van Loveren Family Vineyards and Zorgvliet Wines.

The guide walks you through cabernet sauvignon, chenin blanc, MCC, semillion, riesling and every major varietal and blend produced and bottled in SA.

The guide’s descriptions and star ratings are compiled in association with a team of leading wine experts and include good-value indicators and pointers to those wines few know about.

It’s a must-have if you plan a trip to Cape Town, or exploring a store inland. But if you’re not, the new Platter’s App has all the information you need.

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