2009 Spice Route ChakalakaBlend from South Africa
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- 90 Jay Miller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90 Jay Miller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"A blend of 37% Syrah, 22% Mourvedre, 18% Carignan, 10% Petite Sirah, 10% Grenache and 4% Tannat raised in 25% new oak, the 2009 Chakalaka has a fresh bouquet with vibrant dark berried fruits, wild hedgerow and a touch of blueberry. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, very good acidity and a vivacious finish of vibrant red fruits that beg another sip. For $20.00 this is great value."
90 - Jay Miller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Carignan / Carinena, Grenache / Garnacha, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Petite Sirah, Syrah / Shiraz|
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||cherry, strawberry, raspberry, licorice, anise, black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, violet, oak, smoke, toast, vanilla, jam, dark berry fruit, high tannin, black pepper, currant, blueberry, cedar, spice box and light tannin|
|Nose||violet, rose petal, oak, smoke, mushroom, vanilla, toast, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, mint, spice, currant, blackberry, boysenberry, blueberry, jam, spice box, cedar, lavender and incense|