Co-op Fairtrade South African Shiraz 2020 review - WineUncorked: Wine Reviews and Tips

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Oh dear, we are back to the rubber tang haunting South African red wines. A phenomenon noticed by UK influential wine reviewers in the early 2000s that was thought to be so serious to potential sales that wine growers embarked on a wholesale strategy to identify the causes and put a stop to them. Many wine growers have succeeded in removing the rubbery taint, caused by virus-ridden grape vines and choice of wooden barrels among other things, but this one has slipped through. The spicy plum flavours are overlaid with a distinct burnt rubbery flavour. There are better Shiraz out there.

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Type: Red wine
Grape variety: Shiraz/Syrah, Zinfandel
Vintage: 2020
Country: South Africa
Special characteristics: Fair trade
Region: Western Cape
Supplier: Co-op
Price when reviewed: 6
What the label says: spicy and brambly
Alcohol %: 14
Format: Bottle with screwcap

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