The 10-Year-Old Wine Report 2022 is now live

Media release:
9 March 2022

The good reputation of the 2012 vintage is confirmed is pleased to present the 10-Year-Old Wine Report 2022 – featuring wines from the 2012 vintage.

58 entries from 31 producers were received and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by the three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

Taken as a whole, the line-up showed extremely well with 72.4% (a total of 42 wines) rating 90 points or higher.

The Top 10 was as follows (some of these appear in the 2012 vintage theme online auction that Strauss & Co is running until 14 March):

– Tokara Director’s Reserve White 2012
94 – Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2012
93 – Constantia Glen Two 2012

94 – 
Rust en Vrede Estate 2012
94 – Usana The Fox Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
92 – De Grendel Rubaiyat 2012 & Vergelegen G.V.B Red 2012

93 – 
Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Noble Late Harvest 2012
93 – Nederburg Private Bin Edelkeur 2012

93 – 
De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2012

To read the report in full, including key findings, tasting notes for the top wines and scores on the 100-point quality scale for all wines entered, visit



Wine magazine was published from 1993 until 2011 and now lives on in digital form. It covers everything to do with South African fine wine.

Christian Eedes is editor. After graduating from Stellenbosch University with a BA Honours in philosophy, he joined Wine magazine in 2000 and served as editor between May 2008 and December 2009. He has completed a wine evaluation course and a small-scale winemaking course under the auspices of the Department of Viticulture and Oenology at Stellenbosch University. His experience includes tasting for the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show and Platter’s South African Wine Guide in addition to various other local and international competitions.

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