i picked up a bottle of this shiraz recently at my local grocery store (Price was a big factor as it sells for about $7). south africa is one of those wine producers that most people don't pay much attention to. i have tried a few and haven't been disappointed yet. that trend continues with this wine. the nose was earthy and loaded with cherry and raspberry. the palate is plums and earth and i also got a really interesting tar like note. for the price this is really a nice shiraz. a bit different than the aussie varieties, not as much in the peppery, spicy arena. give this one a try and tell me what you think.