South African assortment


For a guide to all these regional and stylistic collections of tasting notes, see Sorting through the assortments.

South Africa is our third geographical assortment of tasting notes this season. This is a wine region which has matured in both the breadth and depth of its wine offering, and despite a bit of a sleeping-beauty period in the early years of the 21st century, when supermarkets around the world were flooded with cheap mass-produced wines draped in clichéd (and often embarrassingly irrelevant) African-themed marketing ploys, it is clear that some winemakers had a vision for something better and kept...