Launches Inaugural South African Sweet Wine Report

South African Sweet Wines have been pitted against one another and an international contender in the inaugural Sweet Wine Report. The South African Wines proved their quality and according to the Report they "can stand alongside the same from anywhere in the world" with very good results.

The inaugural Sweet Wine Report focused on wines in the categories of Natural Sweet, Noble Late Harvest, Straw Wine, Hanepoot and Muscadel.

Wines were tasted blind by the panel of three with scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

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To see which of the award-winning Sweet Wines Hard to Find Wines has available, read on!


Grand Duc Noblesse NV

GlenWood Grand Duc Noblesse NV

91 Points
Stunning dessert wine produced from Semillon and a dash of Sauvignon Blanc, cosseted in oak for 3 years. Hedonistic yet superbly balanced with deep layers of kumquat, honey and fynbos.


A bottle of Buitenverwachting 1769 2015

93 Points
Noble Late Harvest dessert wine produced by Buitenverwachting in Cape Town's Constantia Wine Route. Honey and apricot embrace a sweet sticky liquid with a lingering sugary aftertaste.


Orange River Cellars
Straw Wine

A bottle of Orange River Cellars Straw Wine

91 Points
The grapes for this wine were air dried for 3 weeks before crushing. Allowed to ferment in second fill 225-litre oak barrels. Amber colouration with white stone fruit and peach and just a gentle hint of spiced almonds.


Orange River Cellars
Red Muscadel NV

A bottle of Orange River Cellars Red Muscadel

91 Points
Orange-red colouration, a lighter style of fortified wine. Raisins and sultanas with a light fruity sweetness and just a hint of orange peel.

Orange River Cellars
White Muscadel NV

A bottle of Orange River Cellars White Muscadel

90 Points
A deep golden hue, intense ripe fruit blossom and dried figs. Light and fresh with a balanced sweetness.