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Golden taste: Nederburg wines win big at international competition

The local wine won eight golds and the competition's highest medal.

The gold outstanding, the competition's highest medal honour, went to the 2013 vintage of Nederburg’s Private Bin Edelkeur. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - Nederburg wine has scooped the top prize at the 2017 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London.

The local wine won eight golds and the competition's highest medal.

The gold outstanding, the competition's highest medal honour, went to the 2013 vintage of Nederburg’s Private Bin Edelkeur.

The renowned noble late harvest, made from botrytized Chenin Blanc, has earned Nederburg considerable international kudos over the years.

The IWSC judging panel describes the wine as “a Cape classic Chenin Blanc at its best with rich marmalade, roasted nuts and soft dried apricots. The palate is viscose, but so elegant, rounded and just seamless as the acidity is perfectly judged for an unflagging fresh spice finish. Terrific ageing potential.”

The 2012 vintage of the same wine earned a gold medal.

Golds were also awarded to the 2007, 2012 and 2013 vintages of Private Bin Eminence and Nederburg's flagship Natural Sweet Wine.

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