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    Spice Route Chakalaka 2008
    Other Red Blends - South Africa

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    • WS90
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    Professional Ratings: 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: South Africa

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 104908

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Vibrant red colour. Ripe, dark fruit aromas with cloves coming through on the nose. Medium to full bodied with ripe spicy plums and dark cherry fruit flavors. Oak is restrained, but provides structure to back up the ripe flavors.

    Blend: 51% Syrah, 16% Carignan, 11% Mourvedre, 11% Souzou, 8% Grenache, 2% Tannat, 1% Petite Sirah

    The blend of red varietals represents a fusion of flavors, as does the unique, spicy South African relish from which Chakalaka takes its name.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Rich, but stylish and alluring, delivering mulled plum, currant and fig notes laced with black tea, supported by a nice graphite edge on the smoky finish. Drink now. 2,800 cases made.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    B G (5/6/2011)
    Great wine, nice dark color, nuanced dark fruit and tea notes. Versatile and a pleasure to drink. Wish I could get more.
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    drosen12 (5/15/2011)

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