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  • 2007 Rupert & Rothschild Baron Edmond – South Africa, Coastal Region (1/29/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violet, cassis, plums and boysenberries. Flavors of boysenberries, black cherries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.

    NOTE: I purchased this bottle at the winery and flew it home with me as checked baggage so the provenance is impeccable for this bottle. (93 points)

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  • 2007 Rupert & Rothschild Baron Edmond – South Africa, Coastal Region (11/17/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, chocolate, plum and black berries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and boysenberries. Medium to slightly tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2006 Tokara Director’s Reserve – South Africa, Coastal Region, Stellenbosch (11/4/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non-blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of thistle, boysenberry, violets and pepper. Flavors of cassis, boysenberry and plum. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.

    Bottled under screw cap. 12 years old. Hasn’t suffered at all due to the screw cap in my opinion. (93 points)

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  • 2016 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay – South Africa, Cape South Coast, Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (10/12/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lemon verbena, yellow pears and sea breeze. Flavors of lemon, lime, yellow pears, yellow apples and minerals. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2007 La Motte Pierneef Collection Shiraz-Grenache – South Africa, Coastal Region, Franschhoek Valley (11/21/2017)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, currants and plums. Earthy flavors up front of Bing cherries, red berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the next couple of years. (92 points)

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  • 2007 Vrede en Lust Boet Erasmus – South Africa, Coastal Region, Paarl, Simonsberg-Paarl (11/6/2017)
    WIML92.

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Here we are 5 years later when I said open the next bottle 2-5 years later.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violet, dark chocolate, herbs du Provence and a dash of black pepper. Flavors of Bing cherries, red raspberries and red plums. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now.

    Bottled under stelvin and aged well. No visible sediment. Last of my two bottles I hauled home as luggage from South Africa. Impeccable provenance. (92 points)

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  • 2015 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay – South Africa, Cape South Coast, Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (4/7/2017)
    WIML93

    Tasted blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout.. Nose of matchstick, mixed yellow fruits and wet stones. Bright flavors of lemon and tart green apples. Bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold.

    I’m highly confident this is one of two wines I contributed to this tasting. I’ve had this wine before.

    My guess was this is New World, South Africa, Chardonnay, Walker Bay, 2015 Hamilton Russell Vineyards. (93 points)

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