Tim Atkin MW – South Africa Special Report 2020

Tim Atkin MW released his South Africa Report in September and we were delighted to be awarded First Growth status for the third consecutive year.

Tim also included a quote from our Cellar Master, Carl Schultz, “It’s comparatively easy to make great wine in a year like 2015 or 2017 but harder in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019. You need to read the harvest, not recipe it”

Hartenberg Gravel Hill Syrah 2016 – 95 points & selected as one of Tim’s top Syrahs

Hartenberg Riesling 2018 – 93 points – “..reliably impressive Riesling .. engagingly bone dry .. and a lively, refreshing finish”

Hartenberg Chardonnay 2018 – 92 points – “.. showing a nice combination of citrus, toast and baking spice flavours”

The following current releases are available through our estate & here online:

Hartenberg The Mackenzie 2016 – 94 points – “.. fresh cassis and bramble fruit, vivid acidity and well handled 80% new wood”

Hartenberg The Stork Shiraz 2016 – 94 points – “.. focused, dense and profound”

Hartenberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 – 93 points – “.. cedarwood, damson and blackcurrant”

The following wines have not yet been released but are available to reserve:

Hartenberg The Eleanor Chardonnay 2018 – 95 points & Whites Of The Year –  “The Eleanor has been one of the Cape’s top Chardonnays for as long as I can remember”

Hartenberg The Megan 2018 – 94 points – “Serious, intense and richly perfumed”

Hartenberg Merlot 2018 – 93 points – “.. a wine that offers great value for money”

Hartenberg Shiraz 2018 – 92 points – “.. fig and damson fruit, and the structure to age”

Email cellardoor@hartenbergestate.com for further information and to reserve.

Carl makes a special wine for the Cape Winemakers Guild, of which he was invited to join in 1996. His Hartenberg CWG Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 received 95 points, was selected as one of Tim’s top Cabernets, and was recently auctioned through Bonhams in London.

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