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    Spice Route Chakalaka 2009
    Other Red Blends - South Africa

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    • WE90
    • WS90
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 90 Wine Spectator, 90 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: South Africa

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 109001

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Spice Route's signature style has always been robust, spicy red wines, rich in character and certain to enhance every occasion. This blend of red varietals represents a fusion of flavors, as does the unique, spicy South African relish from which Chakalaka takes its name. South Africa's past has brought together many different cultures, creating today's "Rainbow Nation" of which we are justly proud.

    Chakalaka shares this heritage… the relish being a complex blend of flavors known to lift the spirits when enjoyed with our traditional foods, as we are confident this fine wine will do when paired with your favorite dishes.

    Blend: 37% Syrah, 21% Mourvedre, 18% Carignan, 10% Petite Syrah, 10% Grenache, 4% Tanat

    Critical Acclaim:

    Dark and winey, with lots of sappy kirsch, blackberry and plum sauce notes supported by dark licorice and sweet spice through the finish. Shows nice range and character. Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignane, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Tannat. Drink now.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator

    A super-interesting blend of 37% Syrah, 21% Mourvedre, 18% Carignan, 10% Petite Sirah, 10% Grenache and 8% Tannat, the bouquet is loaded with assertive aromas of black currant, licorice, black olive, whole tobacco leaf, cigar box spice and leather. Creamy but firmly textured, like crushed velvet, with a rich boysenberry and plum juiciness to the palate.

    90 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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    User Reviews:

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    Russell Semm (6/19/2013)
    Young and lots of fruit Reminds me of southern France style wines
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    Scott Citino (10/10/2011)
    This is a wonderful blend from South Africa with plum and blackberry fruit and a very spicy finish. Very nice!
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    Craig Sharman (8/27/2012)
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    Leo87 (12/10/2012)

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