South African Red Wines : G
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
Glen Carlou Cab S 2006 | Platter 4*
Platter 2008 “NEW. With 13.8% alc, subtle fruit, dry yet chalky finish, 06 most classically styled of all the reds. Restrained core of cassis, dark choc & cedar ex-14 mths oak (Fr/Am 60/40), sappy, fine tannins; combines elegance with ageability.”
Goedverwacht | Great Expectations Shiraz 2013 | Platter ?
Apparently not listed in Platter.
Grangehurst Pinotage 2001 | Platter 4*
Platter 2007 “Gd varietal aromas lead to powerful, sweetly fruity flavours awaiting integration with big dry tannins. Impressive & rather tough mid-2006; few yrs should do some softening. Like others, fermented in open tanks, then to basket press.”
Guardian Peak SMG 2011 | Platter 4*
Platter 2014 ” … has black cherry vibrancy from unoaked grenache while shiraz still leads mourvèdre, as in 10. Ripe yet layered. Ample spice & and lightly tannic tail. WO Stellenbosch.