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2012 CHAKALAKA, Spice Route. Swartland, South Africa

Bin:  605

Alcohol percentage:  14%


Spice Route are based in Swartland, the warm area north of Cape Town, close to the west coast, now source of many of SA’s trendiest full reds

Grape variety:

29% Syrah, 13% Carignan, 29% Mourvedre, 13% Grenache, 8% Tannat, 8% Petite Sirah; all matured in French oak (25% new) for 13 months


Spice Route is the creation of Charles Back who also owns Fairview in Paarl and Goats do Roam. 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. Gold Medal and Trophy in the 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards

Food match:

Inevitably we suggest something spicy – a gentle chicken curry or even lamb would work; but nothing too fiery!

Press review:

Previous vintage:
Five stars, Decanter Magazine’s tasting of South Africa over £10, April 2012 – “Stylish va-va-voom”
Gold Medal and Trophy, Decanter World Wine Awards 2012


£13.78 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£13.05 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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