Tim Atkin MW | 10th South Africa Special Report

Delaille Raubenheimer @ladywineland chats to Tim Atkin MW about his 10th South Africa Report - released on the 6th of September.

A lighthearted but equally insightful discussion about the South African wine industry.

Some of the topics include: giving greater focus to drought-resistant varieties, upcoming wine regions, identification of sub-regions, lighter-style reds, vintages to look out for and diversity in the wine industry.

...and planting the seed of including a Chenin-based blend category in his next report! (fingers crossed).

Overall, Tim has made it clear in his report that he is is “amazed by the remarkable progress” the country has made since his first report issued in 2013.

Stand-out categories amongst the top-scoring wines this year are not only Chenin and Shiraz/Syrah as in the recent past, he says, but also Bordeaux blends, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. “South Africa has proved it can make almost any wine style well, while its best wines belong among the world’s elite.

To purchase the report, where more detail can be found, visit www.timatkin.com.