The 6th edition of the Syrah du Monde international competition has
just come to an end. Syrah du Monde 2012 brought together 24 countries,
making this competition one of the world's top events for Syrah/Shiraz
Over the course of three days, international experts tasted 445 Syrah/Shiraz wines.
Syrah du Monde occupies a special place amongst international competitions thanks to its worldwide scope and its rigorous method. Strict quality standards and optimal tasting conditions enabled the international judges to award 149 medals that are recognised as a reliable criterion for selection.
The Top Ten ranking has a strong international diversity. Five countries appear among the world’s best Syrah/Shiraz wines 2012. South Africa, Australia and France occupy the first three places with Chili and Portugal. France obtains six Gold Medals. Portugal enters into the classification. South Africa is classified at the top of the TOP 10 list.
100 International expert judges, 24 countries, 445 wines and 149 medals: 30 Gold, 119 Silver. South Africa received 4 Gold and 16 Silver medals.
The South African winners:
Hartenberg The Stork Shiraz 2008
Rust en Vrede Shiraz 2009
Saronsberg Shiraz 2010
Boschendal Cecil John Reserve Shiraz 2009
Nederburg Private Bin R121 Shiraz 2009
La Motte Pierneef Shiraz Viognier 2009
KWV The Mentors Shiraz 2009
Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard Syrah 2009
Spier Creative Block 3 2009
Robertson Winery Number One Constitution Road Shiraz 2009
Groot Constantia Shiraz 2010
Hartenberg The Stork Shiraz 2007
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Shiraz 2009
Oldenburg Vineyards Syrah 2009
Cirrus Syrah 2008
Spier Private Collection Shiraz 2009
L'Huguenot Shiraz 2009
Riebeek Cellars Kasteelberg Shiraz 2010
The Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah 2009
Laborie Jean Taillefert 2010
All the results are available on www.syrah-du-monde.com.