May 2013 - South Africa - All Wines

This month's Wine feature is South African - All Wines
South Africa - All Wines Reviews
202263
Nederburg
2012 Winemaster's Reserve, Special Late Harvest Western Cape
Deep golden yellow color. Enticing aromas of peach pie, fig preserve, and honeyed nuts with a satiny fruity sweet full body and a long, satisfying mineral, apricot cake, and spice nuanced finish. A lovely dessert wine that is an absolute steal.
93 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202267
Nederburg
2012 Winemaster's Reserve Chardonnay
Golden yellow color. Aromas of roasted pineapple, grilled apple, and coconut flakes with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, slightly creamy, very refreshing finish. A well balanced and unpretentious chardonnay for everyday pleasure.
91 points $10.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202266
Nederburg
2012 Winemaster's Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
Silvery straw green color. Classic varietal aromas and flavors of grapefruit, roasted pepper, and wild grass with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a very polished, quartz like mineral accent on the finish. Stylish and balanced for sipping or the table.
90 points $10.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202264
Nederburg
2011 Foundation Chenin Blanc
Straw green color. Steely aromas suggest peach pit, balloon, and lemon skin with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a more fleshy peach and honeyed orange and kiwi driven palate with a delicate smoky mineral finish. A very nice arc of flavors.
89 points $10.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202265
Nederburg
2010 Winemaster's Reserve Pinotage
Deep ruby color. Dense savory aromas of beef sauerbraten, olive, and sour cherry with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a tangy, herb and spiced nut accented finish. A really food friendly red that will be great with braised meats and roasts.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202268
Nederburg
2012 Foundation, "Lyric" Western Cape
Aromas of honeyed melon, fig, and grapefruit custard with a supple fruity medium body and a lovely yellow apple, Meyer lemon and mineral accented finish. An attractive sipper or pair with scallops.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202144
Chaza
NV Moscato
Bright, floral honeyed apricot and golden raisin aromas and flavors with a silky fruity sweet medium body and a tangy, fuzzy peach, melon and mineral accented finish. Tasty.
85 points $4.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202269
Nederburg
2010 Winemaster's Reserve Shiraz
Deep garnet black color. Aromas of marinated and roasted peppers and nuts, olive,peppercorns, and dried raspberries with a supple, dryish medium body and a crisp, nutty finish with dusty tannins. A nice table wine for red meats.
85 points $10.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202270
Nederburg
2010 Winemaster's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep garnet color. Aromas of berry compote, olive tapenade, and dried meats with a supple, dryish medium body and a lightly smoky, dusty earth finish.
84 points $10.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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