Boschendal Wines

Boschendal reaches new heights on Tim Atkin’s Special Report 2019

South Africa, 02 September 2019: In a diverse and vibrant South African wine scene, Boschendal has once again proven its excellence with 12 wines scoring more than 90 points each on this year’s prestigious Tim Atkin’s Special Report.

Boschendal Jean Le Long Prestige Cuvée MCC 2009 and Appellation Series Elgin Chardonnay 2017 scored 95 and 96 points, respectively. This is an outstanding result, with just 160 of the 2115 wines Atkin tasted this year receiving 95 points or more.

Jacques Viljoen, Boschendal Cellar Master, says, “Tim Atkin sets a strong industry benchmark and it’s an honour to have so many of our wines scoring such excellent results.  Boschendal Appellation Series Elgin Chardonnay is one of our most-awarded wines to dates, and our Jean Le Long continues to delight and receive top accolades for its complex citrus flavours.” 

Atkin says that wines awarded 90 points and more receive the equivalent of a Gold Medal, while wines scoring 95 points and more equate to Medals of Excellence.  Here’s the full list of top-scoring Boschendal wines:

96 points
Boschendal Appellation Series Elgin Chardonnay 2017

95 points

Boschendal Jean Le Long Prestige Cuvée MCC 2009

93 points

Boschendal Heritage Collection Grande Syrah 2015

92 points

Boschendal 1685 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Boschendal Brut MCC non-vintage

Boschendal Brut Rosé MCC non-vintage

Boschendal Grande Cuvée Brut MCC 2014

91 points

Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay 2018

Boschendal Appellation Series Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Boschendal Appellation Series Elgin Pinot Noir 2017

Boschendal Heritage Collection Black Angus 2016

90 points

Boschendal 1685 Sauvignon Blanc 2018

“I am extremely impressed with the quality of what I tasted in 2019,” says Atkin. “2016 and 2018 were tricky vintages … but the best wines from both years are impressive. I consider 2017 to be one of the best-ever Cape vintages…You all deserve enormous credit for that in the face of some challenging conditions,” he concludes.

The final detailed results will appear in the complete Tim Atkin’s Special Report 2019, which will be released on 3 September.