Last year, the 2012 vintage won a Veritas Double Gold, was included in the ABSA Top 10 Pinotage competition and was declared Best South African Wine by the Japan Wine Challenge where it also received a trophy for Best New World Red Wine.
The IWSC also awarded a host of other Spier wines with Silver Outstanding medals:
21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
21 Gables 21 Chenin Blanc 2014
Creative Block 5 2012
Creative Block 3 2012
Creative Block 2 2014
Groote Kaap Viognier 2014
See the full results here: www.iwsc.net
About the 21 Gables Pinotage 2013
Made with grapes from Stellenbosch, this full-bodied wine matured for 18 months in French, American and Hungarian oak barrels. Flavours of caramelised black cherries, violets and liquorice is accompanied by hints of all spice and dark chocolate on the nose. The same fruity complexity can be found on the palate, which has a smooth entry followed by velvety tannins. It has great ageing potential.