Any good bottle of wine begs to be shared, so we’re sharing our new faves, a string of Robertson Winery beauties that triumphed at the 6th annual Gold Wine Awards, Winemag.co.za’s Best Value Shiraz Tasting, and the 2018/19 Ultra Value Wine Challenge.
Validating Robertson’s reputation as a producer of excellent wines at affordable prices, these successes included walking off with five Gold medals at the 2019 Gold Wine Awards: for: Robertson Winery Chenin Blanc 2019, Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Chardonnay 2018, Beaukett 2018 and Merlot 2018. Robertson’s Shiraz 2018 was placed in the Top 5 and joint second at the Winemag.co.za’s Best Value Shiraz Tasting; and their Beaukett 2018 was placed in the Top 14 highest-scoring wines at the 2018/19 Ultra Value Wine Challenge.
Robertson Winery Chenin Blanc 2019: Fresh floral nose, lovely ripe, attractive rounded fruit and an exciting acid balance.
Robertson Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2018: Full-bodied with powerful varietal notes of bell-pepper, green apple and freshly cut grass. Good structure with lovely balancing acidity.
Robertson Winery Chardonnay 2018: Fresh citrus fruit and rich melon characters perfectly complement the subtle creaminess and nuttiness from gentle oaking. A full rounded palate with natural acidity follows through to a fresh and clean finish.
Robertson Winery Beaukett 2018: A gentle muscat-scented, aromatic semi-sweet white wine with a smooth, subtle spicy palate. Generous and succulent, but nicely freshened by gentle acidity with a fresh and clean finish.
Robertson Winery Merlot 2018: A rich, dark red colour with ripe punchy plum and sweet black cherry flavours with well-integrated vanilla tones from gentle wooding, and a velvet finish.
Retail prices: These Robertson Winery wines are widely available nationally at leading grocers and liquor retailers, and retail at R55 – R60 per bottle (white wines) and approximately R69 per bottle (red wines).
Robertson Winery Shiraz: A full-bodied wine that shows freshly crushed black pepper aromas with hints of cinnamon and cloves on the nose with lots of brambly red berry fruit, rich mulberry and well-integrated vanilla tones. Available nationally at leading grocers and liquor retailers, for around R69 per bottle.
Robertson Winery Beaukett 2018: This delicious semi-sweet wine is a blend of Colombard and Muscadel. Generous and succulent, but nicely freshened by gentle acid with a fresh and clean finish. Available nationally at leading grocers and liquor retailers for R45 – R50 a bottle.