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Capewine of South Africa

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In order preference. 

1. ’03 Vinum Africa Cab Sauv $14 A +2 * 051706

2. ’03 Bradgate Syrah $10 A +1 *

3. ’04 Fairvalley Pinotage $9 A- = *

—distinct S. African funk

4. ’04 Bradgate Chenin Blc/Sauv Blanc $9 A- +1 *

—59 Chenin,41 Sauv/
5. ’05 Fairvalley Sauv Blanc $10 A- +1 *

 

Domaines & Estates with Martin Ormerod

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In order preference. 

1. ’00 Angelo Sassetti Brunello Pertimali $45 A+ +15 *** 051606

—everything Brunello wants to be/bit Int’l/ripe fruit, tobacco & firm tannins

2. ’02 Delas Crozes Hermitage Launes $22 A- -6

—old world barnyard/nature of Syrah/tired on edges/dirty bacon & yum

3. ’03 Durand Syrah old vine $11 A +5 ***

—inky fruit/pork in the barn/meat, cherry, berry, & spice

4. ‘nv Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace $22 A +4 *

—oysters & the elegance of sparkling apples

5. ‘nv Lolonis Ladybug White $13 B+ -3

—French Colombard,Semillon,Chenin Blc,Chard/drysweet with no Identity

6. ’03 Marquis Philips Roogle Red $14 B -5

—60Shiraz,40Cab/Vodka & diluted Big Red with acid in the house

 

Facing the Leftovers

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In order preference. 

1. ’03 Avignonesi Rosso $13 A +3 ** 051606

—40Prugnolo,30Cab,30Merlot/Old Tuscany kissed by the New

2. ’05 Echeverria Chard Unwooded $15 A- -3 *

—tropical side/not what you expect, but refreshing nonetheless

3. ’03 Powers Cab/Merlot $13 B+ -4 (day after)

—65Cab,35Merlot/not a life changer

4. ’04 La Sera Barbera Il Falo $11 B+ -2 (day after)

—light bodied & reminiscent of Piedmont

5. ‘nv Hogue Harvest White $9 B+ -2

—spicy sweet side vine of the vat

   

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