When I think of South Africa, I think about District 9 and the Prawns. I think about the hot swimmer in Muriel's Wedding. I think about Nelson Mandela and how many babies were named Winnie and Nelson in the 80s. But, I rarely think about their winemaking industry. Tonight, though, I'm enjoying this 2008 Porcupine Ridge Syrah from South Africa. With the tasting notes "spicy, rich, aromatic, textured, and lingering" plus a Staff Pick sign at K&L, I was essentially destined to try it. I can't refuse a Staff Pick!
Now that I've tasted this Porcupine, I'm glad apartheid is over. I would hate to have missed out on this and other nice wines from South Africa. So, thanks for that, too, Nelson. Cheers!