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De Krans’ star shines bright in Top Wine SA Hall of Fame


Posted on: 2017-01-24
Posted by: De Krans Wines

Known worldwide as one of South Africa’s leading port producers, De Krans’ commitment to producing a quality product has yet again been acknowledged by the South African Wine & Cellar Classifications. Not only did three of its ports each secure a spot on the Top 10 list of Cape Ports, but De Krans was also acknowledged in the Top Wine SA Hall of Fame.

The De Krans Cape Tawny NV, De Krans Cape Vintage and De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve ports each secured a spot on the Top 10 Cape Ports list. The Cape Vintage Reserve Port, which stood out as one of the most successful South African wines over a 10 year period, was recognised with a place in the Classification’s Top Wine SA Hall of Fame.

Based on the best track records in 28 local and international forums for the assessment of wine quality and interest value over the past 10 years, the South African Wine & Cellar Classifications celebrate the country’s leading outfits – those who are regularly on top form, their product judged top-notch again and again, year after year.

To be eligible for the Classification, which has been updated annually since 2004, wines of the Cape must have earned very good to excellent reviews from at least one of the top judging panels for at least three vintages during the 10-year period under review. The period reviewed falls between the years 2007 and 2016 (inclusive) for the 2017 Classification. The critics include, amongst others, experts appointed for the Decanter World Wine Awards (UK), the International Wine Challenge (UK) and IWSC (UK), the Michelangelo awards (SA), Platter’s SA Wine Guide (5 Stars and Highly Recommended), the Six Nations Challenge (AU), the Trophy Wine Show (SA) and the Veritas Awards (SA). It is the number of top-rated vintages as well as the type of accolades that determine Top 10 and Top 20 status among South Africa’s most fancied wines in terms of the Classification.

“To be acknowledged by this esteemed panel for your hard work and dedication is without a doubt a humbling experience,” says co-owner Boets Nel, upon receiving this latest recognition