South Africa may be improving more rapidly than any of the other regions I currently cover. My tastings used to be dominated by rustic Pinotage and green, bitter Cabernet Sauvignon bottlings. In the last five years, Pinotage has moved to the background and Syrah has emerged as South Africa's best red varietal.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 31, 2005.
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