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2007 Spice Route Wine Company Chakalaka Swartland
Producer: Spice Route Wine Company
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Rhone Blend
Origin: South Africa
Region: South Africa
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87 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2009
($26; shiraz, mourvedre and carignan) Bright red-ruby. Aromatic nose combines blackberry, violet, dark chocolate, mint and dried herbs. Very ripe but spicy and juicy, with hints of roasted berries and game supported by a firm spine of acidity. I'd drink this moderately deep wine in the next year or two.