In April of this year, the renowned American wine critic, Stephen Tanzer, visited Rustenberg and tasted through a selection of our wines. He recently released his ratings of the wines and they were rated very well, with the most recent vintages of our two top wines, the Peter Barlow 2009 and the Five Soldiers 2012, scoring exceptionally well. The full list of the ratings is below:

Peter Barlow 2009                              –                       92+ Points

            “A powerfully structured, densely packed wine for aging”

Five Soldiers 2012                              –                         92 Points

            “Boasts lovely mouthfilling breadth without any undue weight”

Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2014        –                      91 Points

            “Sexy oak spices complicate aromas of tangerine, lemon, quinine, sponge cake and flowers”

John X Merriman 2012                      –                        90 Points

            “This (wine) stands out for its clarity and class”

Sauvignon Blanc 2014                         –                       90 Points

            “Enticing stone fruit flavors show a pliant texture and excellent intensity”

Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013       –       89 Points

            “Juicy and tight in the mouth, with dark fruit and fresh herb flavours dominating”

Est. 1682 White 2014                         –                         89 Points

            “Supple and juicy with … nicely integrated acidity and a floral element”

Est. 1682 Red 2013                             –                         88 Points

            “Juicy, … with a flavor of maraschino cherry dominating”