Spice Route Red Blend Swartland Chakalaka 2009
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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.
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.