Bibendum producers hailed in South Africa report

Tim Atkin

In his 2015 South Africa report, Tim Atkin was full of praise for Sijnn, Newton Johnson, Steenberg and Creation. South African wine is becoming a serious proposition for UK consumers and Tim emphasised the diversity and quality available in this country. He highlighted Newton Johnson as being among the pioneers of terroir-driven winemaking in South Africa, while the Sijnn Red 2013 was included in his Wines of the Year selection.

This follows a year of highs for South Africa. The recent 2015 vintage was one of the best on record, with virtually all our producers reporting consistent quality levels throughout. As Tim Atkin’s report shows, there’s never been a better time to be drinking South African wine. Speak to your Account Manager to find out more about our stunning South African wines.

Here is a pick of the bunch:

Newton Johnson 

93 points Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2014

93 points Newton Johnson Resonance 2014

94 points Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2014


95 points Sijnn Red 2013

93 points Sijnn White 2014


91 points Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2014


93 points Stellenrust 49 Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2013

91 points Stellenrust Chenin Blanc 2014

Journey’s End 

91 points Journey’s End Destination Chardonnay 2013 


94 points Creation Art of Chardonnay 2014

93 points Creation Reserve Merlot 2012

94 points Creation Reserve Pinot Noir 2013

De Trafford 

94 points De Trafford Elevation 393 Syrah 2012

93 points De Trafford Blueprint Syrah 2012

Graham Beck 

93 points Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs Brut 2010

You can download the full report from Tim's website.

7th September 2015

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