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93 • Rietvallei 2008 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Robertson $16. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Lush mocha, marinated olive, grilled pepper, pipe tobacco, and spicy cherry bon bon aromas with a smooth silky fruity medium-to-full body and a generous, smoked nut, baked apple, and cedar finish with fine tannins. A delicious, vibrant, and graceful cab. (tasted on Sep-20-2010)
92 • Ozzie Ba Ru 2003 Shiraz, Hunter Valley $17.95. Best Buy. Certified Organic
Deep ruby black color with a fading rim. Complex aromas of baked cherries, olive tapenade, boysenberry butter, pine cone, and smoky cedar. Very supple with a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body. Tangy and tart on the finish with baked apple custard and forest floor notes. A very stylish and mature, Old World styled shiraz for the table; pair with roasted lamb. (tasted on Sep-09-2010)
92 • Beyerskloof 2007 "Synergy", Stellenbosch $17.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Earth aromas of dried cherry and tomatoes, roasted herbs and nuts, black currants and cocoa with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth toffee, cranberry and roasted pepper finish. Elegant in an Old World style; serve with boar. (tasted on Sep-20-2010)