Nederburg Ingene 2007

86+ points

An Italian blend which is promising. Restrained oak, sensible wine making. Lacks the classic acid backbone and tannin of an Italian wine. Perhaps the alcohol overshadows things a bit much. But it lacks the green flavours often present in South African wines.


La Motte Shiraz 2008

88 points

A very dependable South African Shiraz. Young but with soft slightly milky texture and some syrupy fruit. Good flavour lifted by alcohol.

I wonder if these wines age? I suspect they peak at 6 years old (2014 for this wine) or earlier.