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Jonathan’s Malbec ranked in Top 12 Malbec Wines

We are proud to announce that Le Pommier Jonathan’s Malbec 2013 has been ranked among the Top 12 Malbec Wines on top12wines.com.

TOP12WINES aims to re-rank all the absolute best South African wines, fairly, by wine lovers through series of public blind tastings that happen at various restaurants in Cape Town and other cities in South Africa. Tastings focus on one of over 20 wine categories and wines are ranked blind, with bottles carrying alias stickers with their true names only unveiled once all tasters have submitted their ranking.

The Public Malbec tasting took place at Molo Lolo House on 18 June 2015 and the results were as follows:

WineVintageAverage RankFinal Rank
Paul Wallace Black Dog Malbec 201220123.731
Woolworths Diemersfontein Reserve Malbec 201320134.732
Doolhof Malbec 201220125.933
Pella Malbec 201220125.934
Woolworths Exclusive Selection Malbec (Bellevue Estate) 201120116.475
La Couronne Malbec 201320136.475
Anura Limited Release Malbec 201320136.537
Dornier Malbec 201320137.278
Mount Vernon Malbec 201220127.679
Bushmanspad Malbec 201220127.7310
Le Pommier Jonathan’s Malbec 201320138.2011
Druk My Niet Malbec 201120119.0712
Bellevue Morkel Malbec 201120119.3313
Ormonde Ondine 2010201010.1314

Jonathan’s Malbec is Le Pommier’s flagship wine, named for the estate’s mischievous resident bull, Jonathan, and his [mis]adventures with the Malbec harvest of 2009. You can read the full story here: The story of Le Pommier’s Jonathan’s Malbec.

Here are the official tasting notes for Jonathan’s Malbec:
Perfumed notes on the nose, give way to rich mulberry and dark cherry tones on the palate. The wine shows full, structured tannins, that although restrained now will reward well with a couple of years of bottle maturation.
Words can never fully capture the flavour of any wine, so we suggest you taste for yourself, you can order a bottle of Le Pommier Jonathan’s Malbec from our website.

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