De Trafford Wine Spectator Scores
Seven De Trafford Wines scored 90 points or more in the Wine Spectators latest report on South African wine titled “Hidden Gems: South Africa’s rich array of high quality waits to be discovered.”
The next highest were Ernie Els, Fairview, Reyneke and Rust & Vrede with five 90+ scores each. The highest scoring wine was Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2006 with 95, followed by De Trafford Shiraz 2008 and De Trafford Straw Wine 2008 as well as Buitenverwachting’s Maximus 2009, Cape Point Isliedh 2010, 4G 2010 ($320), L’Ormarins Anthonij Rupert Cab Sauv 2007 and Reyneke Reserve White 2010 all scoring 93.
De Trafford Shiraz 2008 93
De Trafford Straw Wine 2008 93
De Trafford Elevation 393 2006 92
De Trafford Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 91
De Trafford Chenin Blanc 2009 91
De Trafford Blueprint Shiraz 2008 91
De Trafford Merlot 2007 90
Although most of these wines are sold out from the farm they may still be available in certain markets. Please let us know if you are interested and we can help you source them.
“David Trafford continues to set the pace with his De Trafford Shiraz 2008 (93)” – James Molesworth
It is interesting to compare the Wine Spectator scores with the Platter wine guide for the Shiraz (now Syrah 393) over the last few years:
Wine Spectator Platter
Shiraz 2005 94 5 stars
Shiraz 2006 93 4 ½ stars
Shiraz 2007 95 5 stars
Shiraz 2008 93 5 stars (Red wine of the year)
Syrah 393 2009 Not yet tasted 4 ½ stars
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David, Rita, Heindie, Xenia, Waldo and the De Trafford team.