Two Oceans Shiraz 2009, W.O. Western Cape 375ml


Shiraz… ahhh the darling grape of inexpensive New World red wines.  The 2009 Two Oceans Shiraz doesn’t jump out as South African wine, it is a pretty generic Shiraz.

 

Where the Indian and the Pacific Oceans meat in South Africa’s cape area, you get all sorts of micro climates, born from temperate winds and intense sun, rising cliffs, rolling hills and elegant plateaus.  Too bad none of those shape this wine.

 

On the nose you have raspberry and muted strawberry, which carry into the gulp.  The fruit is intense, the wine is sufficiently fresh and low in tannins.

 

Musical Match: Elevator Music.  Nothing to bother you, but just a disappointment knowing how good music can be.  Well executed, devoid of character.

 

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