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by Fred McMillin
"The last time I can remember being this excited about wines from a new source was shortly after someone asked, 'Didja know Australia is making some good wines?' Now it is South Africa!"
...Randall Murray of Knight-Ridder News
"South African white wines...are exciting and delightful, with world class finesse."
...Robert Lawrence Balzer's Newsletter
...Hugh Johnson's World Wine Atlas
The Franschhoek '96 Blanc Fume by the L'Ormarins Estate has a lush, rounded mouthfeel and a relatively luxurious texture through the finish.
...Charles Laverick, Wine Enthusiast
The Rest of the Story
And that's our Wine of the Day. Here are the details.
Only For Wine History Buffs
Note: This Fume is imported by Maisons Marques & Domaines, Oakland, CA. For much more about another of their South African imports, see the Dec. 18, 1998 WineDay titled " Fleur Du Cap Is On the Map."
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