Stellenzicht Wines 2013 Red ESCape (W.O Stellenbosch) South Africa
Availability: BCLDB stores
Cost: $12.99 +taxes
Date Tasted: May 26th, 2016
Tasting Notes: Composed of Syrah and Pinotage fruit sourced from the Stellenbosch region of South Africa, the playful Red ESCape opens with a surprising, yet effective blend of smoky-earthy-meaty notes and sweet, candied red fruit aromas on the intriguing nose. The off-dry palate follows with a similar contrast of juxtaposed characters with smoky, dusty tannins enveloping sweetened, dark cherry and spicy, blueberry fruit flavours. The finish is short, but thankfully, crisp, thanks to plenty of wild berry acidity balancing the residual sugar.
Pair with sweet'n'spicy BBQ ribs or other spiced, grilling meats. Drink now-2017.
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