Spice Route Chakalaka 2011

$19.99

SKU 08941991507

750ml

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Intense red-purple in the glass. Initial smoky cloves and savoury notes give way to a plum and black cherry nose with hints of sweet oak spice. Medium bodied with well-integrated oak and fruit, this wine has a smooth tannin structure and lingering spice flavors.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country South Africa
Region Swartland
Brand Spice Route
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine SpectatorDisplays weight and cut, offering delicious flavors of steeped plum, pastis-soaked black currant and blackberry preserves that are lined with charcoal and roasted apple wood notes, all melded through the finish. Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignane, Tannat, Grenache and Petite Sirah. Drink now through 2014. 2,500 cases made.

James Molesworth, October 15, 2013