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Flagstone’s 2018 Michelangelo Awards Posted on September 30 2018 by
Award season is in full swing and the medals are coming in thick and fast for Flagstone Wines.
The Michelangelo Awards is the largest wine and spirits competition on the African continent. Since its inception Michelangelo has differentiated itself from other competitions in using a judging panel comprising a majority of international wine and spirits experts. For this year’s judging, 30 judges from 16 nationalities were called upon to score the record number of entries.
Lorraine Immelman, founder and CEO of the Michelangelo Awards says that the judges were unanimous in their view that South Africa was making the finest wines in its history.
“This year’s judges included British Masters of Wine, sommeliers, wine and spirits producers, educators, spirits experts and influential journalists from Europe, the Far East and the Americas, some of whom have judged on numerous Michelangelo Awards panels in the past,” says Immelman. “The quality of wines are at a noticeable all-time high."
Flagstone's Wines brought home 2 Double Gold Medals and 7 Gold Medals:
Flagstone Music Room Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Flagstone Word of Mouth Viognier 2018
Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz 2015
Flagstone Writers Block Pinotage 2016
Flagstone Tributary Chenin Blanc 2017
Flagstone Truth Tree Pinotage 2017
Flagstone Fiona Pinot Noir 2016
Flagstone Treaty Tree Cab Sauv/Malbec/Merlot 2016
Flagstone Poetry Cinsault Rosé 2018