Best of Platter: Wines with star quality
The John Platter Wine Guide is one of the most important and renowned awards for wines in South Africa. For more than 40 years, experts have assessed hundreds of wines every year, continuing the legacy of wine pope John Platter and awarding the coveted stars – with the top rating of five stars being akin to an accolade.
Content: 0.75 Liter (€29.27* / 1 Liter)
Content: 0.75 Liter (€83.93* / 1 Liter)
John Platter – The ‚Wine Pope‘ for South Africa
The John Platter’s Wine Guide with its Stars is easily the internationally most renowned and most competent wine guide for South African wines and, until today, the best-selling yearbook of its kind. For 40 years, the John Platter’s Wine Guide has been published annually and is now counting more than 600 pages. John Platter is considered to be a ‘Wine Pope’ and his opinion – to be precise the opinion of the 12-person degustation team – influences the market value of South African wines. John Platter himself has retired in the beginning of the last decade, but his team stays true to his course. Every year, it tastes and rates hundreds of noble bottles from approximately 900 wineries in South Africa; this means that almost all South African estates can be found in his guide. Besides the wine rating with Platter Stars, the best white wine, red wine and the winery of the year is chosen. The Platter’s Guide also includes a section with information about grape varieties, regions and the vintage.