SA Red Wines D

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South African Red Wines : D

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

 

Darling Cellars Black Granite Shiraz 2013 A

Darling Cellars Black Granite Shiraz 2013 | Platter 3.5*

Platter 2015 “Powerfully aromatic black pepper spicing to berry fruits on savoury 13, very satisfying & vibrant red-fruited finish.”

De Grendel Merlot 2009

De Grendel Merlot 2009 | Platter 3*

Platter 2012 “Red berries, herbal note on nose of 09. Juicy fruit, soft tannins on palate but green character persists. Oak well judged.”

De Villiers Merlot 2014 A

De Villiers Merlot 2014

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Delheim | Cab S 2007 | Platter 4*

Platter 2010 “Intriguing fennel nuance … white pepper & lead pencils; more asure than usual but classic cab. Will age beautifully.”

De Morgenzon DMZ | Concerto 2008 | Platter 4*

Platter 2010 “Attractive 08, floral perfume, lavender & licquorice – hits the right Rhône notes. Grippy yet polished fruit with sour cherry, sweet spice. Refreshing sublety (13%alc); super potential.” /0917

Du Toitskloof Dimension 2010 A

Du Toitskloof Dimension Nebbiolo 2010 | Platter 3.5*

Platter 2014 “Bold, just off-dry 10, earthy berries & variety’s naturally firm tannins, good balance & spicy nut conclusion.”

Du Toitskloof Pinotage Merlot Ruby Cab 2013 A

Du Toitskloof Pinotage Merlot Ruby Cab 2013 | Platter 3*

Platter 2015 “Soft, succulent plum fruit on charming 13, just-dry with a moreish and savoury conclusion.”