Region 'Red South Africa' - Year 1993

Rating Drinkability Style
starstarstarstarstar drink now A small and disappointing vintage

Weather Conditions

An unmemorable, average year, in weather and yields; many producers reported "so-so fruit"; - and life-expectancy. A vintage quickly overshadowed by its big, powerful successor 1994.

Best Appellations

Stellenbosch, Klein Constantia, Paarl, Durbanville. (Drink most now, a few (especially Cabernets) may be kept for another 2-3 years).

Best Producers

Stellenbosch: Rust en Vrede (Estate blend & Cab.Shiraz); Grangehurst (Cab.Merlot); Thelema ( Cab. & Merlot); Jordan (Cab.); Meerlust (Bordeaux blend Rubicon); Kanonkop (Bordeaux blend, Paul Sauer & Cab. & Pinotage); Saxenburg PC (Shiraz); Blaauklippen (Shiraz); Yonder Hill (Merlot). Constantia: Klein Constantia (Cab. Res); Buitenverwachting (Bordeaux blend, Chrstine). Durbanville: Diemersdal (Pinotage). Paarl: KWV Cathedral Cellar * (Cab.) ; Backsberg (Shiraz); Fairview (Shiraz, Merlot Res.).