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Wine Tasting Video: Syrah/Shiraz from South Africa & India October 3, 2012 at 9:19 am

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Fratelli Classic Red 2011, Maharashtra, India (contact Hallgarten Druitt)
Buoyant young wine with vibrant plum and raspberry flavours and plenty of freshness – wouldn’t object to half an hour in the fridge before serving. B-

Ridgeback Vansha SGMV 2010, Paarl, South Africa (£9.99 The Real Wine Company)
Full and ripe but never jammy, this has chunky cherry, plum and berry flesh, a touch of violets and an overcoat of vanilla-tinged smoky oak. B

Excelsior Paddock Shiraz 2010, Robertson, South Africa (£6.99 The Real Wine Company)
Not a bruiser but still plenty of dark fruit flavours with herby, meaty overtones, notes of earthy black pepper and a fresh, spicy finish. S-

Seven Springs Syrah 2010, Overberg, South Africa (£12.55-£13.99 Loki Wine, Bijou Bottles, Proteas Wines, Underwood Wines, C. A. Rookes, S.H. Jones, Frasers Budgens (Yarnton), City Beverage Company)
Full but fresh and fragrant, combining plush plummy richness and plenty of red/blackcurrant and berry fruit with hints of pepper and mint – a lovely combination of precision and bounce. S

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Categorised in: Cabernet Franc, Grenache, India, Mourvedre, Overberg, Paarl, Robertson, Syrah/Shiraz, Viognier

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