South African Red Wines : B
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
Bon Courage Inkara Cab S 2016 | Platter 4*
Platter 2009 “Hint [of] cedar a clue to variety in 06, loads mocha and dark choc richness to prune fruit. Lovely concentrtation, tannins add needed texture, some dryness to finish. RS seems high at 4.7g/l, dtracts from serious intent. New Fr oak 18-24 mths …”
Brampton | Cab S 2008 | Platter 4*
Platter 2011 “… classically toned with blackcurrant & leafy nuances from dashes merlot, cab f. Firm fruit tannins need year/2 to mesh with subtle oak details from 16mnths older Fr/Am brls.” /0917
Brampton OVR 2009 | Platter 4*
Platter 2012 “Well-made, juicy & accessible merlot-led Bordeaux blend, 09 rich fruit with underlying serious structure and oaking.” /0917
Platter 2013 “Sappy … now shiraz-led blend. Supple, structured & balanced, with appealing dusty spice undertone. Accessible earlier than 09, with 3-4 years development.”
Brampton OVR 2011 |
Apparently not listed in Platter.
Platter 2015 “Cab-led blend with shiraz, merlot 12 (3.5*) ex tank, vanilla-infused plum & prune nose, note of savoury spices; just enough grip for food. Great refinement came from 10.