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2006 Uva Mira Vineyards Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon Cellar Selection Stellenbosch
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88(+?)? Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2011

(a 63/37 blend):  Deep ruby-red.  Plum, cassis and licorice on the slightly warm nose.  Thick but lively on the palate, with sound acidity perking up the flavors of crunchy black fruits, licorice and shoe polish.  A rather new-style wine but not yet complex and in need of more nuance and give.  The oak-driven tannins are a bit dry.

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