Best Buys from South Africa

Assistant Tasting Director Lauren Buzzeo selects ten top wines from this month's tastings that offer an exceptional quality-to-price ratio.


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There’s no doubt that South Africa has established itself as a value-centric wine producer. Even at the high end of the retail market, the wines offer an exceptional quality-to-price ratio. With grapes from Cabernet Sauvignon to Pinotage faring well in the climate, South Africa has something to offer everyone.

90 Ken Forrester 2010 Reserve Chenin Blanc (Stellenbosch); $15. Imported by Cape Classics.
90 Vinum Africa 2009 Chenin Blanc (Stellenbosch); $15. Imported by World Premiere Wines LLC.
88 Excelsior 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Robertson); $10. Imported by Cape Classics.
88 Winery of Good Hope 2010 Bush Vine Pinotage (Stellenbosch); $13. Imported by World Premiere Wines LLC.
88 Porcupine Ridge 2010 Sauvignon Blanc (Western Cape); $13. Imported by Vineyard Brands.
87 Painted Wold 2010 The Den Pinotage (Coastal Region); $12. Imported by Southern Starz.
87 Fleur du Cap 2009 Bergkelder Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (Western Cape); $12. Imported by Maisons Marques & Domaines USA.
86 MAN Vintners 2010 Chenin Blanc (Coastal Region); $10. Imported by Vineyard Brands.
86 Riebeek Cellars 2010 Collection Chardonnay (Swartland); $9. Imported by Kysela Père et Fils.
85 Indaba 2010 Shiraz (Western Cape); $10. Imported by Cape Classics.

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