Value Wine

Robert Parker ratings

In June, the team of the renowned Robert Parker stopped in South Africa to evaluate South African wines. Here are the Value Wine highlights.


Anthony Müller has made the latest assessment of South African wines for Robert Parker’s Magazine. For many months they have been «I seek out new producers, new bottlings and wine expressions from the Western Cape», said Müller.

«I must say that I continue to be thoroughly impressed by the quality, value for cost and expression of site and terroir for much of the new vintages I’ve tasted. With the commanding expressions that capture and captivate the attention of drinkers, the top scores went to a couple of sweet wines, along with a stellar showing of Swartland bottlings from Mullineux and Sadie Family and some rather impressive wines from Hamilton Russell, Keermont, Kershaw, Klein Constantia, Le Riche, Lismore, Raats, Rall, Tesselaarsdal and Warwick».

Müller also emphasises that «With such a diverse story, the men and women of the South African wine industry all play their part, each one unique and integral to the woven tapestry that is the living story of South African wine. With voices that are as drastically different as its landscape, there is always something to discover». The expert also commends«From properties steeped in tradition dating back to 1685, to the new blood with capable, thoughtful hands and only a dozen years into their story, to foreign voices who have found their way to the «rainbow nation», to local, indigenous voices that pave the way for others, there is a wine for everyone.».

Anthony Müller brings us good news: «Stay tuned for more critical reviews and a series of regionally focused reports I plan to roll out in the coming months along with full vintage reports as I continue my coverage of South Africa, its wine industry and my search for the next wine, the next story, the next voice»

Here you will find the wines of the Value category, with Anthony Müller’s reviews by Robert Parker. Have fun!

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Jonny Fischer’s Afrika Charity – 2020
CHF 27.90 instead of CHF 34.90

90 Points by Robert Parker

Perhaps one of the most floral vintages that I’ve seen in a while, the 2020 Chocolate Block is a blend of 73% Syrah, 11% Grenache, 8% Cinsault, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Viognier. The nose is robust, juicy and expressive with hints of bramble, red and black spice and elegant purple flowers. Medium to full-bodied, the mouthfeel displays a balanced structure with focused tannins and lifting acidity that frames the mid-palate. Then wine finishes with a delightfully lingering, fruit-forward essence with a kiss of tar, roses and baked rocks. This will have no challenges making it until its 10th birthday. 2,982 barrels were produced. Give it a try.

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Sauvignon Blanc – Screw Cap – 2020
CHF 14.90 instead of CHF 22.00

90 Points by Robert Parker

Fresh, crisp and zesty on the nose, the 2020 Sauvignon Blanc offers aromas of fresh citrus peel and sweet peppers, with a hint of herbaceous character. Medium-bodied, the palate is lively with energetic acidity and shows a clean and correct profile before ending with a fresh, citrus-laced finish that has me daydreaming about raw shellfish.

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Metis – Sauvignon Blanc – Magnum – 2018
CHF 49.90 instead of CHF 69.00

90 Points by Robert Parker

Fresh, zesty and citrus-driven, the 2018 Metis Sauvignon Blanc is starbright in the glass with picturesque citrus aromas that sway with a fine, crunchy minerality. Medium-bodied, the palate is precise, focused and balanced, offering succulent acidity with fresh Meyer lemon, hints of soft herbs and notions of apple blossom. The wine concludes with a delightful, food-friendly and lingering finish. Give it a try.

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The First Lady – Chardonnay – 2021
CHF 11.90 instead of CHF 15.90

89 Points by Robert Parker

Bright and fresh, with a kiss of oak, the 2021 First Lady Chardonnay displays a pale straw color and opens to a delightfully lifted nose that offers ripe notions of grilled yellow apple, pineapple and peach with hints of sweet lemon and baking spices. Medium-bodied, the palate is balanced and well-structured, expressing a kiss of phenolic bitterness while flavors of sweet corn and lemon drop parade in the mouth. The wine concludes with a fresh, clean and lingering finish. The wine rested on the lees for 100 days. About 8% of this wine was barrel fermented in oak. For the price, this is going to be hard to beat, as the First Lady Chardonnay punches above its weight class. Just under 300,000 bottles were made.

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Steen op Hout – Screw Cap – 2019
CHF 12.50 instead of CHF 14.90

88 Points by Robert Parker

The 2019 Chenin Blanc (Steen Op Hout) is fresh and citrusy, with chalky minerality on the nose and hints of almonds in the glass. Medium-bodied, the wine is balanced yet straightforward on the palate and ends with a delightful and crisp finish. It’s a classic expression that won’t break the bank.

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Kadette Rosé – Pinotage – 2021
CHF 12.00 instead of CHF 13.90

88 Points by Robert Parker

Pale pink in color, the 2021 Kadette Dry Pinotage Rosé is bright, focused and aromatically lifted, offering notions of wild strawberry, raspberry lemonade and roses. Light to medium-bodied, the palate is fresh and zippy with bright acidity, followed by a clean, crisp, mineral-laced finish.

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Kadette – Pinotage – 2018
CHF 14.00 instead of CHF 15.90

88 Points by Robert Parker

Beginning with a dusty and slightly leathery nose, the 2019 Kadette Pinotage offers notions of baking spices layered over black plum, dark cherries and a hint of smoke and black spice. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is balanced with an undercurrent of earth followed by elements of roasted plum and bitter black tea across the mid-palate. The wine will remain food-friendly for the next five to six years. This delivers a delightful Pinotage expression at a great price.

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Petit – Chenin Blanc – Screw Cap – 2020
CHF 10.90 instead of CHF 14.90

87 Points by Robert Parker

Citrus-driven with a light and compact frame, the 2020 Petit Chenin Blanc begins with aromas of underripe peach and yellow apple skin. This Chenin Blanc is medium-bodied straightforward and finishes with a clean, crisp edge. Get it well chilled and drink it young.

Edition by «Robert Parker», dated 09.07.2022

All prices in CHF incl. VAT. Daily price from 13.07.2022.
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