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Accolades

We’ve had some great ratings and accolades over the last few years. While we enter very few competitions we’re really proud to share with you what the world thinks of our wines.

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Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson MW has been writing about wine since 1975 and is responsible for many reference books on wine including the Oxford Companion to Wine and, with Hugh Johnson, The World Atlas of Wine. All ratings out of 20.

Sijnn 2007                                           Wine of the Week Dec 2010
Sijnn 2010                                            16.5
Sijnn Syrah 2012                                 16.5
Sijnn Touriga Nacional 2012              17
Sijnn Off-Centre 2012                        16+

“The overall impression is of a South African red that is unusually lively, complex, confident and creditable…. I have a nasty feeling this wine is likely to become more expensive as it establishes the reputation of this exciting new region.”
– Jancis Robinson

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The Wine Advocate
Robert Parker is widely acknowledged to have been the most influential wine critic in the world. He now has a team of tasters and Neal Martin is responsible for tasting SA wines.
Sijnn 2008                                           89
Sijnn 2009                                           89
Sijnn White 2010                                90
Sijnn White 2011                                 91

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Wine Align
Wine Align is the leading Canadian publication. SA wines are tasted in Canada by a handful of tasters. These scores were by John Szabo.

Sijnn Red Blend 2009                        92
Sijnn White 2011                                 91

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Tim Atkin
British Master of Wine and award-winning wine journalist, broadcaster & commentator. Tim also judges several international wine competitions.

Sijnn 2013                                            95
Sijnn 2010                                            93
Sijnn White 2014                                93
Sijnn White 2012                                 91
Sijnn Touriga Nacional 2013             94
Sijnn Touriga Nacional 2011              93
Sijnn Syrah 2013                                 94
Sijnn Syrah 2011                                  91
Sijnn Cabernet Sauvignon                  91
Sijnn Mourvedre 2013                       93
Sijnn Trincadeira 2013                       92
Sijnn Viognier 2014                             91

“If you were looking for evidence of how recently Syrah has risen to prominence in South Africa, you could do worse than visit Sijnn in Malgas and Porseleinberg in the Swartland – remarkable vineyards at opposite ends of the winelands. These very different sites are producing two of the finest examples of the grape in the country and yet their first vintages were in 2007 and 2010, respectively”.

– Tim Atkin, Decanter Sep 2015

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Stephen Tanzer
Stephen is an American wine critic, editor and publisher of the bimonthly International Wine Cellar since 1985.

Sijnn 2007                                              91
Sijnn 2008                                             90
Sijnn 2010                                              89+
Sijnn White 2009 & 2013                    90
CWG Touriga Nacional 2009               92

“Candied blackberry, violet, lavender, wild herbs and pepper on the sweet nose, along with a slatey quality that reminded me of a wine from llicorella
soil in Priorat…”
– Stephen Tanzer

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Wine Spectator
This US magazine is also available online. Full time tasters (James Molesworth for SA) taste wines blind every day and publish comprehensive vintage reports.
Sijnn Red Blend 2007                         90
Sijnn Red Blend 2008                         91
Sijnn Red Blend 2010                          93
Sijnn White 2009                                89
Sijnn White 2010                                 91
Sijnn White 2011                                  90
Sijnn White 2012                                 93
Sijnn Syrah 2012                                  93
Touriga Nacional 2012                        92
CWG Touriga Nac 2009                      92

“I think it’s important for anyone who appreciates the efforts that go into making wine to try and track down a few bottles of Sijnn. There are few projects that epitomize such a soulful, pioneering approach to winemaking.
– James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

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IWSC

Sijnn 2010                                           GOLD
Sijnn Touriga Nacional 2012             Silver Outstanding
Sijnn White 2013                                Silver

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Classic Wine Trophy 2012
Sijnn 2008 – trophy for best red blend

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Platter Wine Guide
This is the leading local guide, all wines are tasted sighted and 5 star wines nominated and then tasted blind by a panel.

5 stars
Sijnn Syrah 2011

4.5 stars
Sijnn White 2011-2013
Sijnn Syrah 2012
Sijnn Touriga Nacional 2012

4 stars
Sijnn 2007-2010
Sijnn White 2009 & 2010
Sijnn Touriga Nacional 2011

3.5 stars
Sijnn Saignee 2011
Sijnn Low Profile 2009, 2011 & 2012

3 stars
Sijnn Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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Top 100 SA Wines 2014
Sijnn 2010
Sijnn Touriga Nacional 2011

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