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92 • Bosman Family Vineyards 2008 Adama Red, Wellington $17.99. Best Buy. Fair Trade Certified
Aromas of espresso, charred peppers and herbs, forest floor, and baker's chocolate follow through on a supple entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with good depth and tangy baked berry and root vegetable notes. Finishes with crisp, powdery tannins. Very savory and table friendly; pair with lamb and pot roasts. (tasted on Apr-15-2010)
88 • Herding Cats 2008 Merlot-Pinotage, Western Cape $7.99/3L Cask. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Aromas of blackberry custard, sweet baking spices, and smoky cedar follow through on a buoyant entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with savory green tomato, pepper, and carrot notes. Finishes with a wisp of vanilla and lightly crunchy tannins. A very nice everyday sipper or gourmet burger wine. (tasted on Mar-05-2010)
86 • Saxenburg 2007 Guinea Fowl Red, Stellenbosch $14.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of sour cherries and citrus, vanilla, herbs, cabbage, and pickles follow through on a round, satiny entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with very good intensity, tanginess, and smoothness. Finishes with pencil shaving, cocoa, and chalky, pithy tannins. (tasted on Apr-15-2010)