Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Two Oceans South Africa 2009 Shiraz

Two Oceans South Africa 2009 Shiraz, $5.99-$10.99, 88 points, is a wine I first tasted over a year ago, but I just opened my first bottle last night. At the tasting almost everyone was pleased with this inexpensive wine; my mistake was not buying a case. 
The aroma has hints of the oceans themselves, but plum dominates with a bit of cedar, cooking sweet spice, and warm rose.
The color is dark strawberry to ruby.
The Two Oceans Shiraz, though a bit thin, is very smooth, and a medium body carries pleasant flavors of strawberry, juicy blackberry, and light-earthy cherry cola.
The finish is a suppressed ginger rather than a peppery finish.
This is a nice dry table wine, not much in the way of tannin, but maybe just what the average table needs for a refreshing, young, and accessible serving wine, or an everyday quaffer.


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  1. Dennis I recently tried the Two Oceans 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot. I would've given it about an 89. I emailed you a photo (from my phone, not a great photo). I really enjoy wines from this vineyard, I'll keep a look out for the Shiraz. Thanks for the review!

  2. Ben, thanks for the record shot and for your encouraging comments, my guess is that Jackie Olivier from Premium Wines will be glad to see this!