This isn’t the latest release, but it’s still available and currently looking rather nice.
Spier Creative Block 3 2009, Coastal Region, South Africa (£14.99 Hawkshead Wines)
Rich, rounded & spicy, with a slightly rustic but rather attractive tomatoey edge to its fleshy plum and dark berry fruit, notes of herbs and spice, still some vanilla tinges from the oak aging and a warm, welcoming finish. Still has some tannin and freshness to hold it together, so don’t be surprised to see it still in good nick in five years’ time. S
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