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Obikwa Merlot Stellenbosch NV

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I purchased this 2009 Merlot with a 2009 Chardonnay from Coles Supermarket under the Buy 1 Get 1 Free deal. The Chardonnay is okay: fruity and fresh, but the Merlot has a very smokey smell, no aroma and a very woody taste. It is dry but has absolutely no berry flavour. The aftertaste was almost kind of rubbery. I couldn't make any sense out of this - it does not taste like wine to me. Even my local bottle shop's South Australian clean skin has a better texture and aroma than this Obikwa 2009 Merlot. Despite the beautiful story and history behind this brand name, I'm disappointed.

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Winery: Obikwa
Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Obikwa:
A South African Winery specializing in classic South African grape varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage and Chenin Blanc. Their website is fun and friendly - suggest you go take a look. They present a good sense for green values - using lightweight packaging and sustainable wine production techniques.

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1.00 5
01/27/2011

I purchased this 2009 Merlot with a 2009 Chardonnay from Coles Supermarket under the Buy 1 Get 1 Free deal. The Chardonnay is okay: fruity and fresh, but the Merlot has a very smokey smell, no aroma and a very woody taste. It is dry but has absolutely no berry flavour. The aftertaste was almost kind of rubbery. I couldn't make any sense out of this - it does not taste like wine to me. Even my local bottle shop's South Australian clean skin has a better texture and aroma than this Obikwa 2009 Merlot. Despite the beautiful story and history behind this brand name, I'm disappointed.


Snooth User: darkhorse27
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0.00 5
01/09/2010

Seriously, can you do something about the nose? Seven times out of ten, it's brutal




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