SA Red Wines V

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South African Red Wines : V

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

 

Van Loveren Pinot Noir 2012

Van Loveren Blue Velvet Pinot Noir 2012 | Platter 2.5*

Platter 2014 “Lightly oaked 12’s tannins youthfully gawky but lovely pure pinot fruit, very sippaple & reasonably priced.”

Van Loveren Blackberry Cab S Shiraz 2014 A

Van Loveren | Blackberry Cab S Shiraz 2014 | Platter 2*

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Vergenoegd Runner Duck 2009 | Platter 3*

Platter 2012 “Powerful, just-dry … blend touriga, malbec, cab f … Robust, spicy, meaty with floral tones & rounded tannin.”

Villiera Touriga Nacional Shiraz 2012

Villiera Touriga Nacional Shiraz 2012 | Platter 3*

Platter 2014 “Temptingly perfumed & flavoured 12 touriga, shiraz blend is vibrant  & tasty with gorgeous grip. Over-delivers on price.”

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Vriesenhof Pinotage 1999 | Platter 4*

Platter 2002 : “Burgundy beckons from … glass in red berries, forest floor before turning full-frontally local with ripe mulberries in almost agressive envelope of juicy acidity and fruit tannins.”

Vruchbaar Cab S 2005 A

Vruchtbaar Cab S 2005 | Platter 4*

Platter 2009 “Warm-vtge 05 shows powerful cassis, interleaved with dried herbs & smoky oak spice. Already accessible but will reward few yrs cellaring. Unfiltered.”

An accurate review. In August 2015 this was very drinkable, despite not being cellared in at the best of temperatures.

Apparently no longer listed in Platter from 2016.