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Smokin’ Wine

I always thought that the smoky quality of South African wines came from the addition of Pinotage in the blends but, after having the 2oo1 Rust en Vrede blend, I think this may just be a property of South African wine. This was a massively concentrated wine with a ton of smokiness that will probably [More]

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2004 Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon

I was definitely looking forward to trying this wine, being a big fan of South African wine. At first, this had so much green pepper and mint that I was reminded of Chilean Cabs that I hate. I brought it home and, 6 hours later, I am ready to recant. It has wonderful rich fruit, [More]

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