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Spice Route Red Blend Swartland Chakalaka 2009

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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 flavours.

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External Reviews for Spice Route Red Blend Swartland Chakalaka

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Dark and winey, with lots of sappy kirsch, blackberry and plum sauce notes supported by dark licorice and sweet spice through the finish. Shows nice range and character. Syrah, Mourvandegrave;dre, Carignane, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Tannat. Drink now.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
04/20/2013

Spice Route's signature style has always been robust, spicy red wines, rich in character and certain to enhance every occasion.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

A super-interesting blend of 37% Syrah, 21% Mourvandegrave;dre, 18% Carignan, 10% Petite Sirah, 10% Grenache and 8% Tannat, the bouquet is loaded with assertive aromas of black currant, licorice, black olive, whole tobacco leaf, cigar box spice and leather. Creamy but firmly textured, like crushed velvet, with a rich boysenberry and plum juiciness to the palate.



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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 flavours.

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