More Reviews

Reviews for 2014

December 2014 - South Africa - All Wines

December 2014 - South Africa - All Wines
This month's Wine feature is South African - All Wines

South Africa - All Wines Reviews

Arabella 2013  Shiraz
91 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright dark garnet blue violet color. Attractive, smoky aromas and flavors of ripe black fruits, penetrating smoky black berries, black olives, and black pepper with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, long finish with firm tannins and moderate oak.
91 points $9.99 Best Buy
Arabella 2013  Merlot
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright dark violet garnet color. Attractive aromas and flavors of black plums, black currants, and fruitcake roasted nuts with a supple, lively, dry-yet-fruity full body and a polished, involved, long finish with firm tannins and moderate oak.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Arabella 2013  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright dark garnet violet color. Complex aromas and flavors of dark fruits, roasted black currants, black olives, and nice toasty oak with a tannic, crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and a mildly astringent, complex, medium-long finish with dusty tannins and moderate oak.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Leatherwood 2012  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Bright dark garnet violet color. Complex aromas and flavors of cassis, red flowers and spring water, charcoal wood smoke, and silly putty - clay with a tannic, crisp, dry full body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish with firm tannins and moderate oak.
89 points $13.99 Best Buy
Arabella 2014  Viognier
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright medium golden straw color. Complex aromas and flavors of musky peach, quince, and lemon custard with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, nuanced, medium-long finish with fine tannins and light oak.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Arabella 2013  Chardonnay
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright clear straw emerald color. Complex aromas and flavors of tangy apples, toasted bread crust, kiwi fruit, and turned earth with a chewy, bright, dry-yet-fruity full body and a mildly astringent, complex, medium-long finish with firm tannins and moderate oak. A rich, warm white that is very non confrontational and could work with a broad range of rich cuisine.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Leatherwood 2012  Shiraz
88 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Bright dark garnet violet color. Smoky, complex aromas and flavors of smoky blackberries, mocha, pomegranate, and toasty oak with a tannic, crisp, dry full body and a mildly astringent, intricate, medium-long finish with fine tannins.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
Arabella 2014  Chenin Blanc
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright light straw emerald color. Complex aromas and flavors of honey suckle, stone fruit, bubble gum dust, and potters clay with a lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a mildly astringent finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Arabella 2013  Pinotage
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright medium ruby blue violet color. Aromas and flavors of baked cherry tart, tree bark, red rhubarb custard, and potters clay with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry full body and a mildly astringent, complex, medium-length finish with firm tannins and light oak.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Arabella 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale straw emerald color. Attractive aromas and flavors of lemon curd, crenshaw melon, and dusty bamboo with a chewy, bright, dry medium-to-full body and a captivating finish.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Leatherwood 2013  Viognier
86 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Bright medium straw emerald color. Aromas and flavors of quince, grilled peaches, turned earth, and steamed green bamboo with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity body and a warming, complex finish with fine tannins and light oak.
86 points $10.99 Best Buy
Smirk 2014  Moscatel
85 points
$15.99
Pale silver color. Aromas and flavors of orange blossoms, lychee, and honey with a soft, bright, fruity body and a seamless, stimulating, breezy finish displaying notes of potpourri and earth. A nice floral white sipper.
85 points $15.99
Shortcut: http://www.tastings.com/Calendar-Wine/Review-2014-12-08-South-Africa-All-Wines.aspx