Tuesday, January 16, 2007

South African Wine

In my quest of widening my knowledge on other wine than California wine, I last night tried a Bordeaux blend from South Africa. The 2002 Raka, Quinary has won several awards from all over the world and the winery is located just an hours drive from Cape Town, nearby the coast.
This wine has black currant, smoke and a hint of coffee on the nose. On the palate you again have the dark berries that struggles through the smokey tobacco, with a medium length finish of firm tannins. This wine was a little bit to restrained when first opened so I let it air for about 1 hour and if definitely improved and came to its right.
I could not find this wine online through my regular resources. I bought this bottle at a Vino 100 store for $25. If you happen to run into it one of these days I definitely think it's worth trying if you're just like me curious to try something different. If on the other hand this price range is a little bit of a splurge for you I would pick up a bottle that I know I really like instead...

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