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South Africa

South Africa, Pinotage, Hill and Dale, Stellenzicht, 2007

N/ Nice oaks.  Cherry. Clean cassis. Burlap. Light banana. T/ Medium mouthfeel.  Bright acid for a red. Black cherries, currants.  Slight tannic bite. Brilliant. 91

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South Africa, Pinotage, Kaapzicht, Estate Wine, Stellenbosch, 2002

N/ Raw, red game meats. Pleasing, light banana aroma that dissipated over the first 45 minutes. Fat, ripe, plums.  Gentle, sweet oak. Light smoke and burlap. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Big, bold red and purple fruits, even after so many years in the bottle!  Long, but slightly chalky, finish. Note: I’m sure the recommendation from the maker that this […]

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Dessert Wines, Sweet Wines, Ice Wines, Late Harvest

The Underworld of Legendary Sweet Wines Rotten Grapes, Mouthwatering Fungal Funk, Barnyard Stench, Snow Jobs, and Respectable Shrinkage $130,000 paid for a single bottle of white wine stands as a record, while $2,300,000 was spent once coughed up for a collection of sweet wines from the famous Château d’Yquem in Bordeaux that included a bottle from […]

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