SA Red Wines S

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South African Red Wines : S

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

 

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Seven Oaks Padre Red Nose Merlot / Cab S 2012 |

Solms Langarm 2012 A

Solms – Astor Langarm 2012 | Platter 3.5*

Platter 2014 ” Characterful & complex interplay of pinotage, touriga, shiraz, mouvèdre. Improved 12 is just off-dry, packs in the flavour; keep case or 2 handy to impress your guests.”

 

Solms Delta Shiraz 2013 A

Solms Delta Shiraz 2013

Apparently not listed in Platter.

 

Spice Route Chakalaka 2013 A

Spice Route Chakalaka 2013 | Platter 4.5*

Platter 2016 ” … more satisfying even than 12, with white pepper, wild scrub & red berries, intriguing slate-like minerality. Full-bodied, with tannin frame.”

Spice Route Terra de Bron Syrah 2012 A

Spice Route Terra de Bron Swartland Syrah 2012 | Platter 4.5*

Platter 2016 “Lucious 12, elevated in older French barrels, is built to age for a decade or more … Spiced with black pepper, it has a grippy tannin structure, great fruit depth, incipient complexity & refinement.”

Spier 21 Gables Pinotage 2010 | Platter 4.5*

Platter 2013 “Coffee, orange-rind highlights on plum & mulberry toned 10 from Stellenbosch grapes. Concentrated but not heavy, balanced 14.7% alcohol, dry conclusion. Ups ante on lush 09.”

Springfield Work of Time 2009 A

Springfield Work of Time 2009 | Platter 4.5*

Platter 2016 “Aptly named cab franc, merlot, cab & petit verdot (39/34/17/10) from old vinyards … balanced & complex, an elegant step up on muscular and brooding 08.”

Stark Conde Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 A

Stark Condé Cab S 2013 | Platter 4*

Platter 2016 ” … 13 not quite as intense as [as 12, 4.5*]. Bright fruit framed by sappy dry tannins; well crafted with good length & prospects.”