1685 Boschendal Shiraz strikes gold again
01 June 2012 by Boschendal
Boschendal is celebrating the news just in from The 2012 Old Mutual
Trophy Wine Show, where they won a coveted gold medal for the Boschendal
1685 Shiraz 2009.
With 1023 entries from 224 wineries, the Old Mutual Wine Trophy Show is an important benchmarking event on the South African wine calendar since its inception 10 years ago. The judging panel, lead by Michael Fridjhon, comprises three international judges and six local judges, and the competition remains one of the most respected arbitrators of the top end of the South African wine industry. “This year the representation across the classes suggests a broader, as well as a greater depth of talent. Shiraz nevertheless remains the largest class with 136 submissions” comments Michael Fridjhon.
“To win one of only two gold medals awarded to Shiraz at the Old Mutual Wine Show is a fantastic achievement for our whole team, and validates the Grand Gold award this wine won at the Monde Selection in Brussels last year,“ remarks Boschendal winemaker, Thinus Kruger. ”Shiraz is a variety that really talks clearly about its origins and our 1685 Shiraz has a real sense of Boschendal, together with the unique traits of the 2009 vintage which delivered wines with excellent concentration and complexity, “he says.
DGB Marketing Manager, Brad Gold, believes that this strong showing for Boschendal on the local and international stage is due to the hyper focus on quality at Boschendal. ”It is a pleasure to market wines that are not only multi-award winners and amazing quality, but that also resonate fondly with our local and international consumers” he says.
Boschendal 1685 Shiraz 2009 is available from national liquor retail outlets at an average retail price of R85.
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