Idiom Bordicon scores 93 points and ranked in top 10 in this years Prescient Cape Bordeaux Blend Report.
30 August 2023
The Prescient Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2023 is now live!
Strong overall quality
This year’s Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient attracted 59 entries from 49 producers, and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.
The Top 10 is as follows:
Allée Bleue L’Amour Toujours 2018
Constantia Glen Three 2020
Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2021 – Sylvain Best Overall
Journey’s End Cape Doctor The Red 2018
Vrede en Lust Boet Erasmus 2019
Zorgvliet Richelle 2019
Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve 2020
Harry Hartman Coracle 2020
Idiom Bordicon “B” Blend 2018
Zonnebloem Lauréat 2020
“It’s a prestigious category and the overall quality was reassuringly high – 58% of the line-up rated 90-plus on the 100-point scale,” says Christian Eedes, editor of Winemag.co.za and panel chairman. “Viticultural and winemaking skills have never been better which is making for some accomplished wines. Prices are only set to rise, however, so wine lovers shouldn’t hesitate to stock their cellars.”
Delaire Graff, as producer of the wine judged best overall, wins a new 225-litre Sylvain Grande Reserve barrel worth €1 005 (the equivalent of R20 050 at the time of writing) from Tonnellerie Sylvain.
To read the report in full, including key findings, tasting notes for the top wines and scores on the 100-point quality scale for all wines entered, visit Winemag.co.za.
Wine magazine was published from 1993 until 2011 and now lives on in digital form. It covers everything to do with South African fine wine.
Christian Eedes is editor. After graduating from Stellenbosch University with a BA Honours in philosophy, he joined Wine magazine in 2000 and served as editor between May 2008 and December 2009. He has completed a wine evaluation course and a small-scale winemaking course under the auspices of the Department of Viticulture and Oenology at Stellenbosch University. His experience includes tasting for the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show and Platter’s South African Wine Guide in addition to various other local and international competitions.
Jacqueline Lahoud is Business Director. She has extensive media experience including being publisher of Getaway magazine and Show & Events Director at RamsayMedia. Now embracing digital media.