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Ayama The Cloof Cellar Blend Tinta Barocca Pinotage Shiraz 2005 Wine Review

Ayama The Cloof Cellar Blend Tinta Barocca Pinotage Shiraz 2005

Ayama The Cloof Cellar Blend Tinta Barocca Pinotage Shiraz 2005

W.O. Darling, South Africa

Community Score: 4.4/5

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Price: $20.95

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Ayama

Agent: The Merchant Vintner Ltd.

Product: 37408

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Natalie's Score: 89/100

This wine is a blend of Tinta Barocca, Pinotage and Shiraz grapes, and 25% of it was aged in French oak for 12 months. Opens with big, ripe notes of black fruit, steeped tea, cigar box and black pepper. Juicy acidity and a generous texture with lush, full-bodied weight.

Tinta Barocca Pinotage Shiraz food pairings: beef daube, black pepper crusted cheese, pork mole poblano, ostrich, creamed onions.

This was reviewed February 14, 2009 by

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