A step up in South African red winemaking
14 May 2003 by JR
A recent line-up of 47 red wines from South Africa tasted blind for British Airways Club Class was one of the most consistent we tasters for the airline have come across for some time. As I have probably said before, in this exercise I and the BA wine team score the wines in various gradations of alpha, beta and gamma (A, B and C) with alpha wines being really outstanding and gammas faulty in some way. I gave only one alpha, to the luscious but appetising, almost Merlot-esque Journey's End Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Stellenbosch imported into the UK by Western Wines, progenitors of Kumala, etc. There's hint of mint but the wine is very...

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