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2009 De Trafford Wines Elevation 393 Stellenbosch
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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013

(the label admits to 16% alcohol):  Medium red-ruby.  Sexy aromas of blackcurrant, blueberry, musky spices and flowers.  Supple, sweet and generous but with good shape and definition to the dark berry, pepper and spice flavors.  Not a meaty style of syrah and not obviously alcoholic either.  Finishes with dusty, building tannins and sneaky length.

95 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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South Africa has produced wines in the area of Cape Town since the 17th century, but the country's significant place in the U.S. market is far more recent. During the era of apartheid, trade sanctions imposed on imports from South Africa kept these wines out of the U.S. and many other markets, with the effect that local South African winemakers had little incentive to produce wines that could compete in a global setting...
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