Food & Wine
Nederburg’s Private Bin Edelkeur Noble Late Harvest
Nederburg’s strength in the making of noble late harvest wines that offer remarkable maturation and collectability potential, has been affirmed at the 2017 Old Mutual Trophy Show.
The 2009 vintage of the Paarl cellar’s famous Private Bin Edelkeur Noble Late Harvest scored a remarkable 96 points, earning it the trophy for best museum class unfortified dessert wine, as well as a gold medal. The rating of 96 is one of the highest awarded at the show. The wine was also the top scorer in the overall museum class category. Museum class comprises white wines that are at least four years old, and all other wines at least eight years old.
Meanwhile, Nederburg Private Bin Eminence Noble Late Harvest 2007 was awarded a gold medal, and 94 points in the museum and boutique classes. Boutique class includes wines that are considered non-dessert, non-fortified with a production volume of between 600 and 900 litres.
Silver medals went to Nederburg Private Bin R163 Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Heritage Heroes The Anchorman Chenin Blanc 2015 and Heritage Heroes The Brew Master 2014, a Bordeaux-style red blend.
Nederburg’s Private Bin wines are made for exclusive sale at the annual Nederburg Auction, and not readily available for purchase.
The winery’s Heritage Heroes collection of wines is however on offer from fine wine outlets, the farm in Paarl and online at www.vinoteque.co.za. Heritage Heroes The Anchorman Chenin Blanc retails for around R150, and Heritage Heroes The Brew Master for approximately R170 a bottle.