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  • Richard Hemming
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  • Richard Hemming
20 Dec 2012
 


'New world fruit, old world structure.' That was the shorthand phrase I learned for my MW studies in order to identify South African wine. As far as generalisations go, it was usually pretty helpful, describing an overt fruit character which is uncommon within Europe, but tannin and acid levels that are uncommon without.

There was one…