2015 CHAKALAKA, Spice Route. Swartland, South Africa
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Area: Spice Route's wines are (for the most part) from Swartland, the warm area north of Cape Town, close to the west coast, now source of many of SA's trendiest wines - old vine Chenin Blanc and intense, spicy reds made mainly from bush vines.
Grape Variety: 46% Shiraz, 15% Carignan, 13% Mourvèdre, 10% Tannat, 8% Petite Sirah, 8% Grenache, all matured for a year in French and American oak barrels.
Producer: Spice Route is the creation of Charles Back who also owns Fairview in Paarl and Goats do Roam. They have 100 hectares of vineyard in Malmesbury and Darling. Winemaker is Charl du Plessis. Chakalaka takes its name from a spicy South African relish.
Old Bridge Rating: A jumble of grape varieties giving a unique and lively array of flavours. Full bodied, broad and peppery.
18.00 £16.00 per bottle
This wine does not qualify for a further case discount