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African Odyssey - December 2016

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Tim Atkin MW
12/01/2016


Tim Atkin MW "embarks on a wine safari of the issues, the people and the places that everyone is talking about" in the Cape. 

He highlights Elgin as one of five regions you should stock. "It was the Stellenbosch Farmers Winery, in collaboration with Paul Cluver and Oak Valley, that saw the valley's potential in the 1980s - and how right they were."

"The subsequent development of Iona on a steep site cooled by Atlantic breezes, helped to cement the area's reputation for crisp, pithy whites in particular. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir do very well here, but so do Sauvignon Blanc" and "Riesling". 

Atkin then went on to include Oak Valley as one of the best producers. 

Wines

TOP GOLD - Top 100 National Wine Challenge 2019

TOP GOLD - Top 100 National Wine Challenge 2019

TOP GOLD - Oak Valley awarded Platinum status for the quality of their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir across the estate - South African Wine Index 2019

SILVER - Veritas 2018

CRITICS' CHOICE - 4.5 Stars - South African Wine Guide's Platter's Rating 2019

, South Africa

2018

TOP GOLD - Top 100 National Wine Challenge 2019

TOP GOLD - Top 100 National Wine Challenge 2019

TOP GOLD - Oak Valley awarded Platinum status for the quality of their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir across the estate - South African Wine Index 2019

GOLD - Veritas 2018

CRITICS' CHOICE - 4 Stars - South African Wine Guide's Platter's Rating 2019

, South Africa

2018

TOP GOLD - Oak Valley awarded Platinum status for the quality of their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir across the estate - South African Wine Index 2019

TOP GOLD - Top 100 National Wine Challenge 2019

SILVER - Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

CRITICS' CHOICE - 5 Stars - South African Wine Guide Platter's Rating 2019

CRITICS' CHOICE - 93 Points - Tim Atkin's South Africa Report 2019

, South Africa

2018

TOP GOLD - Oak Valley awarded Platinum status for the quality of their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir across the estate - South African Wine Index 2019

TOP GOLD - Top 100 National Wine Challenge 2019

CRITICS' CHOICE - 4.5 Stars - South African Wine Guide's Platter's Rating 2019

CRITICS' CHOICE - 90 Points - Tim Atkin's South Africa Report 2019

, South Africa

2018

CRITICS' CHOICE - 4.5 Stars - South African Wine Guide's Platter's Rating 2019

, South Africa

2018

TOP GOLD - Top 100 National Wine Challenge 2019

CRITICS' CHOICE - 4.5 Stars - South African Wine Guide's Platter's Rating 2019

, South Africa

2018

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