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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