“Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2020 was launched at Cape Town’s Table Bay Hotel on 8 November 2019 with over 230 guests in attendance, the VIPs including the wine producers who achieved the maximum 5-star rating in the new edition. This accolade is reserved for wines that are “South African classics” and score 95 points or more on the internationally recognised 100-point scale.
Since its inception in 1980, Platter’s has offered rich detail on most of the wineries and individual wines produced in the country, as well as useful information for learning about wine and travelling in the winelands. This makes it a book that appeals to wine experts as much as anyone wanting to uncover more about our country’s delightful wines, wine cellars and regions. After 40 years, this proudly independent guide has become an institution in South Africa and highly respected around the globe, with two Best Wine Guide Worldwide awards to its credit.”
SO WITHOUT ANY FURTHER ADO, SEE THE RESULTS FOR THE 2020 PLATTER AWARDS:
Le Pommier Sauvignon Blanc 2020 – 3.5 Star Platter
Pale green with light straw hues on the colour. The nose is laden with gooseberry, tropical fruit with a hint of nettles. The palate shows lime, citrus and gooseberry fruit with a flinty, mineral finish.
Le Pommier Jonathan’s Malbec 2019 – 3.5 Star Platter
Perfumed notes on the nose, give way to rich mulberry and dark cherry tones on the palate. The wine shows full but finely structured tannins, that although restrained now will reward well with a couple of years of bottle maturation.
Le Pommier MAC Cabernet Franc/ Malbec 2019 – 4 Star Platter
This rich blend of Cabernet Franc and Malbec shows dark fruit characters of blackberry and mulberry on the nose. The wine has a firm but mouth filling structure and velvety tannins on the palate with a long lingering aftertaste.
Le Pommier Angle Peur Cabernet Franc 2019 – 4 Star Platter
This spicy wine shows wonderful aromas of raspberries, plums and blackcurrant leaves. A delicate and perfumed wine with ample juice on the mid-palate and with great length.
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