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Indaba Mosaic 2013

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot, 9% Malbec, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc Jammy black currant and black cherry fruits greet the nose wrapped in a thin veil of spicy oak and with some inky, violet tinged top notes. Smooth on entry then this turns slightly angular in the mouth with attractive open and clear fruit that has a very subtle bitter shading. There’s nice acidity here keeping this fresh in the mouth and late arriving dried herb and violet accents add complexity. There’s not much of a finish but this remains clean and fresh in the mouth. Eminently drinkable and not facile or sweet, finishing on a lovely sour cherry note. This is a great value on a little wine that punches above it’s weight class. 87pts

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Indaba:
“Indaba” is the Zulu word for “a meeting of the minds,” or a traditional gathering of tribal leaders for a sharing of ideas. The brand was created as a celebration of the democratization process in South Africa, and from its inception, the wines have conveyed the spirit of South Africa to American consumers. A portion of the proceeds from the Indaba wines supports a s... Read more
“Indaba” is the Zulu word for “a meeting of the minds,” or a traditional gathering of tribal leaders for a sharing of ideas. The brand was created as a celebration of the democratization process in South Africa, and from its inception, the wines have conveyed the spirit of South Africa to American consumers. A portion of the proceeds from the Indaba wines supports a scholarship for formerly disenfranchised South Africans who are interested in wine-related careers. Through growth of the brand and via the affiliated scholarship, Indaba is proud to be a part of the positive changes that are altering the face of South Africa’s wine industry. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Indaba Mosaic

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,186
3.50 5
07/29/2014

65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot, 9% Malbec, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc Jammy black currant and black cherry fruits greet the nose wrapped in a thin veil of spicy oak and with some inky, violet tinged top notes. Smooth on entry then this turns slightly angular in the mouth with attractive open and clear fruit that has a very subtle bitter shading. There’s nice acidity here keeping this fresh in the mouth and late arriving dried herb and violet accents add complexity. There’s not much of a finish but this remains clean and fresh in the mouth. Eminently drinkable and not facile or sweet, finishing on a lovely sour cherry note. This is a great value on a little wine that punches above it’s weight class. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,186
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 10/29/2013

Blue fruits and spicy herbs greet the nose along with a little green anise seed and some sweet gum notes. Fairly fruity in the mouth with enough acidity to give this a touch of an edgy feel, there are no obvious tannins allowing the slightly inky, blue fruits to open nicely on the palate. This is broad with lovely slightly candied blackberry fruits emerging on the midpalate along with slightly dusty tannins and a violet note. Turning a bit tart and everso slightly astringent on the backend, there’s a nice blend of rusticity and complexity here, that really holds one’s interest and the finish is both fairly long and reveals attractive complexity to the fruit here. This is succulent and fresh, if just a bit hot on the finish. 86pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,186
4.40 5
07/29/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,186
4.30 5
Vintage: 2012 10/29/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Indaba Mosaic

External Review
Vintage: 2012 10/28/2013

Direct and fresh, offering plum and cherry fruit lined with notes of toasty vanilla and anise. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 10/28/2013

Brambly blackberry, dark chocolate, licorice and a peppery accent on the nose. Densely packed and juicy, with bright acidity framing the cassis and spice flavors. Just a bit syrupy owing to its four grams of residual sugar but the soft finish nonetheless manages good grip. Ready to drink — and an excellent value.



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