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27 Sep 2012 by Richard Hemming
The final morning of Cape Wine 2012 has dawned, and I am looking forward to another full day of conference-hall tasting more than I ever would have expected. South African wine is on top form, and there are several factors that are making the difference. Firstly, the Cape rubber aroma seems a thing of the past. For a long time this was a defining feature of South African red in particular, seemingly across all varieties. I remember a study not long ago that could not conclude the origin of this distinctive pungency, but many suspected leaf-roll virus in the vineyards was to blame. Regardless, it seems to...

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