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Spice Route Chakalaka 2009

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  • WE 90
  • WS 90
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Winemaker 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... View More

Critical Acclaim

WE 90
Wine Enthusiast

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.

WS 90
Wine Spectator

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.

Spice Route

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Spice Route, , South Africa
Spice Route
Five centuries ago the ancient mariners braved uncharted seas to round the Cape in search of exotic spices. Their nerve and dash inspired Charles Back to found the Spice Route Winery in 1997. Charles had bought the farm Klein Amoskuil, and this Malmesbury based farm is now home to Spice Route's Swartland terroir styled wines. The Spice Route Winery has found its signature wine style in the warm rolling hills along the Cape West Coast.... View More