The results of Tim Atkin‘s highly anticipated SA Special Report, his seventh annual report on the South African wine industry, have been revealed. Waterkloof is exceptionally proud to have received excellent ratings across our portfolio and, most notably, 95 points for our newly-released Circle of Life White 2016.
With a total of 2,115 wines tasted, just 160 were awarded the prestige of 95 points or more from the British Master of Wine in his 2019 report.
Circle of Life was conceived as the story of Waterkloof – once conventionally farmed, Waterkloof’s great potential was spotted by Paul Boutinot who initiated its transformation into a living, breathing organic and biodynamic vineyard.
Showcasing both the gentle hand applied in the winery and a life-affirming approach in the vineyards, the Circle of Life White 2016 is again a proud standard bearer for wines that eco-friendly farming can deliver. The wine is only released in selected years, when integration of its components shines brightest.
Cellar Master Nadia Barnard-Langenegger invites you into the vineyard and cellar, following the Circle of Life journey, in order to celebrate this achievement:
Additionally, 11 wines across our portfolio received ratings of 90 points or above – qualifying as wines of excellence. The full ratings for Waterkloof are as follows:
False Bay Revenant Red 2017: 90
Circumstance Cabernet Sauvignon 2016: 90
Circumstance Mourvèdre 2017: 91
Circumstance Cape Coral Mourvèdre 2018: 91
Circle of Life Red 2017: 91
Circumstance Cabernet Franc 2016: 92
Circumstance Sauvignon Blanc 2018 :92
Seriously Cool Cinsault 2018: 92
Circumstance Chenin Blanc 2018: 93
Circumstance Syrah 2017: 93
Waterkloof Sauvignon Blanc 2018 :93
Circle of Life White 2016: 95
The full 2019 SA Special Report will be available via www.timatkin.com as of 3 September.
TASTE TIM ATKIN’S WINES OF THE YEAR – 13 SEPTEMBER: Tim Atkin MW invites you to join him in Cape Town for a tasting of his “Wines of the Year’ – scoring 95 points and above – from his 7th annual SA Report. During this walk-around tasting, you will be able to meet the winemakers and taste SA’s finest wines. Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets.