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2009 Neil Ellis Wines The Left Bank Western Cape
Producer: Neil Ellis Wines
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: other red varietal
Origin: South Africa
Region: South Africa
89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2011
(a blend based on 47% cabernet sauvignon and 35% shiraz): Dark red. Expressive aromas and flavors of crushed dark berries, tree bark, licorice, pepper and spice cake. Offers lovely sweetness but the mid-palate is also given good shape by a firm edge of acidity. I find this both riper and more structured than the last vintage I tasted, the 2007. Finishes with substantial but ripe, broad tannins.
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