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Spice Route Chakalaka 2008

Other Red Blends from South Africa
  • WS 90
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Winemaker 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

WS 90
Wine Spectator

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.

Spice Route

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Spice Route, South Africa, 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