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Chardonnay tasting with the Prescient Chardonnay Report 2016

Each year, a panel of esteemed judges gathers to do a blind-tasting of 60 South African Chardonnays that have fared well in local and international competitions. Enabled by the sponsorship of multinational financial services company Prescient, the wines are scored on a 100-point scale and reviewed on their taste and nose.

This year, the quality of wines excelled, with 35 (as opposed to last year’s 29) ending up with 90+ points.

You can read the full report on, or taste the best performing Chardonnays SA has to offer at the public tasting event, hosted by editor Christian Eedes, along with some of the country’s top winemakers.


Joburg event
When: Tuesday 1 November
Where: Café Cru, Montecasino, Fourways

Cape Town event
When: Wednesday 2 November
Where: Protea Hotel Fire and Ice!, New Church Street, Tamboerskloof

Ticket price: R225

Of note: The panel tasted a wide selection of wines and concluded that South Africa’s Chardonnay scene has never looked better.

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