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Matthew’s Top 50 South African Wines February 2009

vintage wine style
2005 Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs Fizz
2008 FirstCape Winemaker’s Selection Chenin Blanc / Chardonnay White
2008 Fish Hoek Chenin Blanc White
2008 Raats Original Chenin Blanc White
2008 Reyneke Chenin Blanc White
2008 Graham Beck Gamekeeper’s Reserve Chenin Blanc White
2007 Rudera Chenin Blanc  White
2007 Ken Forrester The FMC White
2008 Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc White
2008 Iona Sauvignon Blanc White
2008 Waterford Estate Sauvignon Blanc White
2008 Ataraxia Sauvignon Blanc White
2008 Graham Beck Pheasant’s Run Sauvignon Blanc White
2008 Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc White
2007 Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc White
2008 Newton Johnson White Blend White
2007 Tokara White White
2007 Black Rock White Blend, Winery of Good Hope White
2007 Porcupine Ridge Viognier / Grenache Blanc White
2007 Radford Dale Viognier, Winery of Good Hope White
2008 Flagstone Viognier White
2008 Paul Cluver Gewurztraminer White
2007 Ataraxia Chardonnay  White
2007 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay White
2007 Delaire Chardonnay White
2007 Chamonix Chardonnay Reserve White
2006 Springfield Estate Methode Ancienne Chardonnay White
2007 Glen Carlou Quartz Stone Chardonnay White
2007 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir Red
2007 Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir Red
2007 Chamonix Pinot Noir Reserve Red
2008 FirstCape Limited Release Merlot Red
2006 Zorgvliet Silver Myn Cabernet Franc Red
2007 Raats Cabernet Franc Red
2006 Warwick Estate Trilogy Red
2005 Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon Red
2005 Rustenberg Peter Barlow Red
2006 De Toren Fusion V Red
2004 Rust en Vrede Estate Red
2004 Vergelegen V Red
2006 Eagle’s Nest Shiraz Red
2006 Fairview Solitude / Eenzaamheid Shiraz Red
2006 Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Red
2006 Luddite Shiraz Red
2005 Tullbagh Mountain Vineyards Syrah / Mourvèdre Red
2006 Spice Route Mourvèdre Red
2006 Flagstone Writer’s Block Pinotage Red
2006 L’Avenir Grand Vin Pinotage Red
2007 Ken Forrester T Noble Late Harvest Sweet
2007 Paul Cluver Weisser Riesling Noble Late Harvest Sweet