Every year wine makers, wineries and wine lovers alike eagerly await the results of the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. On Tuesday 31 May there were celebrations and good cheer aplenty with the release of the 2016 results at the Mount Nelson Hotel. Gold medal counts were significantly higher than in 2015, with a better spread across a number of classes.
This year’s winner of the Old Mutual trophy for the Show’s most successful producer was Delaire Graff Estate – a frequent presence on the medal and trophy winner’s podium but a first time recipient of the coveted award. With the American Express trophy for the highest scoring cabernet sauvignon, gold medals for the Chenin Blanc Swartland Reserve 2014 and Coastal Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2015 and a clutch of silver and bronze medals, winemaker Morné Vrey’s stellar achievement was evident for all to see. Close on his heels were Tokara with the Grande Roche trophy for Best White Blend and the Old Mutual trophy for best White Wine overall for the Director’s Reserve 2014, and Nederburg with trophies for The Young Airhawk Wooded Sauvignon Blanc 2015 and the Private Bin Eminence Noble Late Harvest Muscadel 2012, respectively.
There were 1067 entries, from which the 9 judges awarded 509 bronze, 113 silver and 35 gold medals. There were 21 trophy winning wines and 27 trophies overall.
The most decorated wine at the 2016 show came from a mystery producer: To read more click here for a downloadable pdf and all related information.
Market Liquors has many of these wines in store for your to purchase and we are more than happy to place an order for your for anything not in stock.