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    Other Red Blends - South Africa


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    Professional Ratings: 89 International Wine Cellar, 87 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: South Africa

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 107234

    Winemaker's Notes:

    A full bodied red wine with purple-red hues and good depth of color. Concentrated red berry fruits of dark cherries, plums and spicy fruit cake flavours provide an uplifted intensity. The nose is clean and pure with layers of rich dense fruits. Oak provides a caramel/mocha complexity. The long brooding palate has an abundance of soft round juicy red berry fruits. The vibrant sweet palate has aniseed spice and black pepper complexity with mineral gravely texture providing some dryness. Fine soft powdery tannins add structural focus and length.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Dark red. Expressive aromas and flavors of crushed dark berries, tree bark, licorice, pepper and spice cake. Offers lovely sweetness but the mid-palate is also given good shape by a firm edge of acidity. I find this both riper and more structured than the last vintage I tasted, the 2007. Finishes with substantial but ripe, broad tannins.

    89 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    A blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Shiraz, 14% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec, this clean, approachable red offers notes of black plum, cherry, cocoa and spice on the nose and mouth. A peppery heat on the tongue lingers through the medium finish, as do the dusty tannins.

    87 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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    User Reviews:

    PB (1/4/2012)
    Had the 2008 and it was great, this was the 2009 and much much different. It was still good but not as good as the 2008

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