SA Red Wines A

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South African Red Wines : A

Platter ratings :

1* plain and simple | 2* pleasant drinking | 3* characterful, appealing | 3.5* very good / promising

4* excellent | 4.5* outstanding | 5* superlative; a South African classic

 

Abingdon Syrah 2008 A

Abingdon Syrah 2008 | Platter 3.5*

Platter 2010 “Emphatic choc-mocha oak notes but also bright red fruit, scrub & pepper, refreshing acidity, spicy tail. Best lightly chilled.”

Allesverloren Shiraz 2009 | Platter 4*

Platter 2011 “Meaty, berry aromas, with vanilla note (from new Am brl part of oaking). On the elegant, unshowy, even subdued side; firmly balanced. Needs few yrs to show best, will keep longer.

 

Alvi's Drift Drift Fusion 2009 A

Alvi’s Drift Fusion 2009 | Platter 4*

Platter 2013 “Suave combo cab, pinotage & in 09, shiraz. Berry & clove appeal, supportive tannins, savoury & dry finish despite grain sugar & new American oak.”

Alvi’s Drift Shiraz 2015 | Platter 3*

 

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Anura Arpeggio Shiraz Mouvedre Vignonier 2013 | Platter 3.5*

Platter 2017 “Slightly less harmonious than last-made 11, 13 is mostly shiraz/syrah (10% mouvedre, 5% viognier) with floral nose, ripe berry falavours & sublte oak spice notes. Coastal WO.

Ashton Kelder Pinotage Limited Edition 2010 | Platter 4*

Platter 2012 “Inky 10 boasts luscious wild berry fruit, exotic spices … muscular & powerful with dense tannins needing year/2 to mellow” /0917