Great Buys from South Africa II | WYPR

Great Buys from South Africa II

May 10, 2017

Al and Hugh give some additional picks for South African wines. Click on the photo for the list of recommendations. 

Essay Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape '15 

Sauv blanc with a touch of semillon, à la white Bordeaux

Quality: ★1/2

Price Range: Less than $20

Ernie Els Chenin Blanc, "The Big Easy", Western Cape '15  

Fine chenin blanc with golden delcious apple flavors

Quality: ★★1/2

Price Range: Less than $20

Ernie Els "The Big Easy Red", Western Cape  

A deep brooding Cotes du Rhone imitator with good flavor

Quality: ★★1/2

Price Range: $20-$40

Protea Rosé, Western Cape 

Uses Rhone varietals to make a dry rosé that delivers character

Quality: ★★

Price Range: Less than $20

Rust & Vrede Merlot, Stellenbosch, '14   

A very complex, smooth merlot, good oak and sound structure

Quality: ★★1/2

Price Range: $20-$40