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2005 Anwilka Red Wine Stellenbosch
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2005 Anwilka Red Wine Stellenbosch

Producer: Anwilka
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: South Africa
Region: South Africa

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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March 2007

Ruby-red. Aromas of raspberry, currant, licorice and spicy oak. Suave on entry, then broad and fine-grained in the middle, with a sneaky intensity to the flavors of raspberry and spice. A tad medicinal and dry on the back half, finishing with fine tannins and some chocolatey oak. (Another bottled sampled in New York was darker in color and blacker in its aromas and flavors, with a more pronounced mineral and violet character, but came off as a bit musclebound and hard-edged. This bottle, which I rated 89+?, was in need of time to harmonize.) (Bordeaux Wine Locators, Tumwater, WA)

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About South Africa

South Africa has produced wines in the area of Cape Town since the 17th century, but the country's significant place in the U.S. market is far more recent. During the era of apartheid, trade sanctions imposed on imports from South Africa kept these wines out of the U.S. and many other markets, with the effect that local South African winemakers had little incentive to produce wines that could compete in a global setting...
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