Michelangelo trophies and special awards are presented to the highest scoring wines and spirits in their respective class or category, by score and panel consensus. Below you will find this year’s 21 top stars of the show. A Michelangelo TROPHY wining wine represents both the top 1.1% of all entries received, as well as best in class. To be placed in the top 21 of 1,890 entries testifies to sublime, world-class quality and excellence!
BEST OLD VINES WINE WINNER
BEST WINE-BASED RTD WINNER
MULTI COLOR CORPORATION TOP SCORING WINE GRAND PRIX WINNER
MICHELANGELO MUSEUM CLASS TROPHY WINNER
AFRICAN CELLAR SUPPLIERS WHITE BLEND TROPHY WINNER
AFRICAN CELLAR SUPPLIERS METHODE CAP CLASSIQUE TROPHY WINNER
KUEHNE & NAGEL CHENIN BLANC TROPHY WINNER
KUEHNE & NAGEL SAUVIGNON BLANC TROPHY WINNER
KUEHNE & NAGEL TOP PRODUCER TROPHY WINNER
BEST LOW NON-ALC SPIRITS WINNER
BEST SPIRITS-BASED RTD WINNER
MULTI COLOR CORPORATION DESSERT WINE GRAND PRIX WINNER
MICHELANGELO MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT TROPHY WINNER
MANTIS CABERNET SAUVIGNON TROPHY WINNER
MULTI COLOR CORPORATION TOP SCORING SPIRITS GRAND PRIX WINNER
KUEHNE & NAGEL CAPE BLEND TROPHY WINNER
AIRLINK GIN TROPHY WINNER
MICHELANGELO WHISKY TROPHY WINNER
KUEHNE & NAGEL SHIRAZ TROPHY WINNER
To receive a Michelangelo Platinum medal, wines and spirits need to score at least 96 out of a possible 100 points. This in itself, is a remarkable feat. Only 14 entries globally achieved this remarkable level of excellence in 2021. These 14 outstanding products fall in the top 0.74% of total entries received in 2021.
A Michelangelo Double Gold medal represents a score of 93 out of a possible 100 points - or higher. This year 114 Double Gold medals were awarded. The Double Gold medals represent the top 6.03% of all entries received in 2021. This is a truly remarkable feat – to outshine almost 94% of all entries received in Africa’s largest and most prestigious wine & spirits competition.
Michelangelo Gold medal winners are awarded at least 89 points out of a possible 100, putting these 599 fantastic products in the top 31% of all entries received in 2021.
For a Michelangelo entry to earn a silver medal it has to score at least 86 out of a possible 100 points. This year our panels awarded 24 silver medals to absolutely sublime wines and spirits.