A friend brought this wine to the table, straight from her visit to South Africa. A Shiraz from the Stellenbosch region that I found out costs about $9. We were sitting outside on a warm humid evening in very low light so I could not really see the color. The nose was very impressive: layers of plum, oak, spice and blueberry. Alas, very thin and watery on the palate. A huge disappointment as I was relishing the flavors I had already smelt. I coaxed the plum and berry components out, and managed to enjoy the wine once I got over the weight. The overall impression was that this could have been a really good wine, the acidity, balance and tannins were all lined up. 2 stars and 82 points.