Tim Atkin MW South Africa Report 2022

Sep 6, 2022

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The world-renowned UK wine journalist and critic Tim Atkin MW’s 10th South Africa Special Report was released today, and it is the first time that our wine was tasted by him.

This report serves as an  industry benchmark for South African wines, and the detailed entries make it one of the most authoritative reports of its kind.

We are very happy and grateful to announce that our 2nd vintage was awarded a very credible 94 points!

Here are Tim’s tasting notes:

The talented Francois van Niekerk is the CEO of Wellington Wines, but also makes a little Pinotage under his own label. Combining grapes from Wellington and Agter Paarl (hence the Coastal label), this is a very elegant, considered iteration of the variety, with beautifully integrated 70% new wood, velvety tannins and black cherry and wild strawberry fruit.
Drink from 2023-28.”

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