South African brilliance 2023 – reds

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A follow-up to our 133 tasting notes on current SA sparkling, white and rosé wines, including a complete vertical of arguably the best Syrah grown in Swartland, complete with labels printed on the ancient machine above, reconditioned by winemaker Callie Louw himself.

Jancis writes Fortunately I’m no great rugby fan so feel no animosity towards South Africans, who managed to beat the English team in the World Cup at the very last minute on Saturday. I wish the Springboks well in the final this weekend against New Zealand. Battle of the giants? 

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