A blind MCC tasting with Top 12 Wines

What a better way to spend the day after work than to mingle with new people and taste some good wine!

Top 12 wines is a public blind tasting event that happens every Thursday and Friday in Cape Town or JHB (Also around the world) from 18h00 – 19h30.

Upcoming dates: 16, 23, 30 March (Thursdays).
Times: 18h00 – 19h30
Price: R100 per person.

You do not need to be a wine expert, simply list out of the 6 wines you taste, what is your most favourite and least favourite wines. I am looking forward to the one on 30 march because it is a Malbec night <3


The last one I attended was at the awesome Molo Lolo Lodge in Cape Town and it was the “Rosé MCC” category.

And even some awesome breads and cheeses from France!


You cannot see any of the labels so you have no idea what the brand name or prices are. It is just all about the wine. Sit, relax and let the hosts entertain you.


When we taste the wines, we like to share how everyone rates.

I have a system going…

3 (colour); 7 (smell) and 10 (taste) will give you a score out of 20.


But everyone has their own rating system so it is entirely up to you how you would like to rate it.

The results are tallied up and then the labels are revealed!

Here are the results:

Rank Wine Price
1 Silverthorn The Genie MCC Shiraz Brut Rosé R 197
1 Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Cuveé Rosé Brut MCC R 164
2 Lord’s MCC Brut Rosé R 150
3 Villiera Tradition Brut Rose MCC R 115
5 Domaine des Dieux Rose of Sharon Brut Rosé MCC R 164
6 Perdeberg MCC Pinot Noir Rosé R 117


The Genie: Fresh raspberries and sherbet flavours supported by a velvety texture, fine mousse and lengthy finish. 100% Shiraz.

It turned out that the one we all enjoyed the most was also the most expensive. It is after-all called “The Genie” – Magic in a bottle 😀


Afterwards, you can socialise, watch the sunset and sip on the left over wine.


And with views like this…you never want to leave!

Will I see you at the next one?


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