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Chakalaka

Spice Route - Chakalaka 2016

South Africa
Red Wine from Western Cape · South Africa
Price: £100.00
Case Rate: £16.67
Ex Tax: £83.33
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Wine Region: Western Cape
Winery: Spice Route
Wine Maker: Charl du Plessis
Grape: Shiraz Mourvedre
Grape Percentage: 29% Syrah, 29% Mourvedre, 13% Grenache, 13% Carignan, 8% Petit Syrah and 8% Tannat
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now -2020
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Rating 88 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: Western Cape
Winery: Spice Route
Wine Maker: Charl du Plessis
Grape: Shiraz Mourvedre
Grape Percentage: 29% Syrah, 29% Mourvedre, 13% Grenache, 13% Carignan, 8% Petit Syrah and 8% Tannat
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now -2020

Wine tasting notes

Intense red-purple in the glass. Initial smoky cloves and savoury notes give way to a plum and black cherry nose with hints of sweet oak spice. Medium bodied with well-integrated oak and fruit, this wine has a smooth tannin structure and lingering spice flavours.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2012) - 88 pts

eRobertParker.com #215 Oct 2014 - Neal Martin - The 2012 Chakalaka is a blend of 29% Syrah, 29% Mourvedre, 13% Grenache, 13% Carignan, 8% Petit Syrah and 8% Tannat that is raised in French and American oak for 22 months. It has a smoky, dark chocolate-scented bouquet that is reasonably well defined, the American wood lending a touch of espresso with time. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe juicy tannins, good acidity and a touch of piquancy on the dark plum, dark chocolate and raisin finish. A crowd-pleaser.


Wine Spectator (2012) - 90 pts

Dec 15, 2014 - Enticing, with warmed fruitcake, fig paste, blackberry coulis and licorice snap notes coiled together and carrying through the wood spice- and bramble-edged finish. Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Carignan, Tannat and Petite Sirah.


Platter's South African Wine Guide (2012) - 4 stars

2012 is a compact, meaty, delicious 6-way shiraz/mourvèdre-led blend. Plentiful restrained sweet fruit, violet perfume & fragrant spice; harmonious, groomed & well built.


Tim Atkin (2012) - 91 pts

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