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Sebeka Pinotage Blend Cabernet Pinotage 2007

Member Review by drdebs:

58% Shiraz, 42% Pinotage. 13.5% alc.vol. Jammy and full of red and black berries in th aromas. Major hit of vanillin oak and some spice on the midpalate, along with some mocha. Spicy finish. Good with chili, burgers.

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Sebeka:
South African culture is deeply rooted in tradition and is powerfully bonded to the land. With sweeping landscapes, magnificent wildlife, and bustling cities, today South Africa is a crossroads where unique indigenous cultures and modern lifestyles meet. Sebeka® wines are a prime example of how “Old World” traditions blend with “New World” styles to create a distinct taste experience for the ad... Read more
South African culture is deeply rooted in tradition and is powerfully bonded to the land. With sweeping landscapes, magnificent wildlife, and bustling cities, today South Africa is a crossroads where unique indigenous cultures and modern lifestyles meet. Sebeka® wines are a prime example of how “Old World” traditions blend with “New World” styles to create a distinct taste experience for the adventurous wine aficionado. With a 350-year winemaking history, South Africa is quickly emerging as one of the premier winegrowing regions worldwide. We invite you to pursue the real story, exploring the preconceptions and misconceptions that often swirl around a glass of South African wine. We invite you to experience South Africa, and its vibrant and turbulent viticultural history. “Since 1652…” The wine industry in South Africa, like its citizenry, has suffered economic, political, and developmental turmoil over the past 100 years. These political forces have been extremely influential in the development of vineyards as well as in the creation and exportation of wine. In 1652, Jan van Riebeeck, commissioned by the Dutch East India Company, established a food supply station for their fleet of merchant ships at the Cape of Good Hope in Africa. This powerful trade company was aware that 40% of a ship’s crew could possibly suffer from scurvy during an extended ocean voyage; therefore, they mandated a daily supply of wine for its sailors to prevent this incapacitating disease. Wine in South Africa flourished around the time of the European settlement; the first European vine went into the ground in 1655 at the southern tip of Africa, which led to the production of the first wine in 1659. Read less

Member Reviews for Sebeka Pinotage Blend Cabernet Pinotage

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Snooth User: drdebs
6497901
3.50 5
11/01/2008

58% Shiraz, 42% Pinotage. 13.5% alc.vol. Jammy and full of red and black berries in th aromas. Major hit of vanillin oak and some spice on the midpalate, along with some mocha. Spicy finish. Good with chili, burgers.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497901
3.50 5
02/02/2009

Not bad blend of 59% Cabernet and 41% Pinotage. The cab provides green peppe aromas, which give way to a cherry and smoke flavor profile. The pinotage is evident in the smoky chocolate and roasted coffee aftertaste. Would be great with smoked turkey or chili. NB: I upped this tasting note on 2/8. Opened recorked bottle and it is gaining some weight, and the mocha notes are coming forward. Excellent QPR.


Snooth User: George Parkinson
220047883
4.00 5
08/04/2009

color-bing cherry juice nose-black tea, coco, plums mouth-berries, licorice,and toast finish-medium buy it drink it share it


Snooth User: Emiabata
85205107
3.00 5
02/25/2009

The nose is full of black berry. It is full body, smooth and round. The finish is complex and long lasting. It is an excellent wine for less than $10. My first Cabernet Pinotage and I am impressed.


Snooth User: renaegreenbay
1264754
2.50 5
01/25/2009

Initially, the wine had a strong ammonia smell with an equally harsh finish. After it breathed for a couple of hours it was more acceptable.


Snooth User: Hawk
45799283
2.50 5
11/09/2008

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Sebeka Pinotage Blend Cabernet Pinotage

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Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

Sebeka Cabernet Pinotage 2007 750ML



Tasting Notes:

Our 2007 Sebeka Cabernet‐Pinotage is a fruit driven wine that features the blackberry, currant and herbal notes typical of Cabernet along with red fruit, acidity and smoky earth notes typical of Pinotage, South Africa’s signature varietal.   Bright, ripe berries and subtle oak flavours of chocolate and mocha promise what is delivered on the palate.Well structured and beautifully balanced.  Attractive notes of fresh red berries are backed by longer lingering dark fruit, all supported by good tannins and the velvety finish of toasted oak. Drink now or cellar for another 2 ‐ 3 years


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