Overall Quality As High As Ever In 2020 Prescient Chardonnay Report

This year’s Chardonnay Report convened by Winemag.co.za and sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. There were 87 entries from 66 producers and 59 rated 90-plus on the 100-point quality scale.

The 10 best wines overall are as follows:

Almenkerk 2018

Delaire Graff Summercourt 2019

Delaire Graff Terraced Block Reserve 2018

La Vierge Jezebelle 2019

Meerlust 2019

Oak Valley Groenlandberg 2019

Paul Cluver Seven Flags 2018

Stellenbosch Reserve Moederkerk 2019

Sutherland 2018

Tokara Reserve Collection Stellenbosch 2019

“This line-up was a pleasure to taste, overall quality being extraordinarily high,” says Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za editor and panel chairman. “It’s astounding to think how far the category has come in a relatively short space of time – let’s not forget that producers were compelled to import planting material illegally as recently as the late 1970s and early 1980s.”