There’s no stopping the success of the Paul Cluver Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2015. Already an award-winning wine its latest accolade is a Gold medal at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. The results were announced on 30 May in Cape Town.
The wine scored an impressive 94 points out of a possible total of 100. The Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc 2016, was awarded Silver also listed as one of the Top 10 Best Value Whites.
The competition’s panel of judges, chaired by Michael Fridjhon, comprised a selection of highly experienced local and international wine experts, who judged 960 wines from 198 producers. In addition to the Gold medals and trophy winners, a total of 135 Silver and 460 Bronze medals were awarded.
According to Cellar Master, Andries Burger, the 2015 harvest will go down in history as one of the best in the South African wine industry, and in particular at Paul Cluver Wines. This was a harvest which put the farm under a great deal of pressure to produce that perfect wine. This vintage allowed them to focus on not trying too hard to make the wine, but rather allow it to ‘speak for itself’. He firmly believes that the Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2015 is the best to date. “I’m so proud of this wine, its purity, poise and balance is for me the hallmark of a great wine,” says Andries.
Earlier this year the Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2015 scored 92 points in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate as being listed as one on the Top 100 SA Wines and a Double Platinum winner in the National Wine Challenge. Not stopping there, the same wine was a winner at the 2017 International Wine Challenge, receiving not one but three trophies. These included the Elgin Pinot Trophy, South African Pinot Noir Trophy and South African Red Wine Trophy.
For more information on this superb wine visit www.cluver.com.