The Spier Creative Block 3 2011 won the International Trophy for Red Rhône Varietals under £15, winning plaudits for its “lovely complex nose of coffee and smoke over generous black fruit” as well as its “delicious pure and vibrant fruit on the palate” and “excellent spiciness balancing with layers of complexity”. It was also commended for its “fine-grained tannins and superb freshness with lingering dark fruit, and a savoury, smoky finish”.
The Spier 21 Gables Pinotage 2011 won the Regional Trophy for best South African Single-Varietal Red over £15, earning praise for its “high-voltage personality” while the Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2012 won Regional Trophy for best South African Chenin Blanc over £15, and was described as a “quintessential South African Chenin in an understated style”, acclaimed for being “vibrant and expressive – a really tasty example”.
The success of the Spier 21 Gables range continued with a gold medal for the Sauvignon Blanc 2013 and silver medals for the range’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 and Pinotage 2012. Silver medals were also given the Savanha Naledi Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 and Spier Signature Sauvignon Blanc 2011.
Spier’s nine bronzes included medals for the Creative Block 2 2012 and 2013 vintages, the Creative Block 5 2011 and 2012 and the Signature range’s Merlot 2012 and Chenin Blanc 2013.
Congratulations to our Spier winemaking and viticulturalist team. We are very proud!