Obikwa Shiraz 2011 Wine Review
Western Cape, South Africa
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 87/100
A full-bodied red with lots of toasty oak and black fruit aromas. Terrific price. Crack one open on movie night.
Shiraz food pairings: poultry, veal and red meat dishes.
This Obikwa Shiraz 2011 was reviewed on January 3, 2012 by Natalie MacLean
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|Shelley Harris rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:|
A deep rub red medium bodied wine with a balance of berries and smoky spices. Paired this wine with a spicy pasta sauce filled with Italian sausages and fennel-scented meatballs.
|Grapes were sourced from both bush and trellised vineyards in Stellenbosch, Paarl, Malmesbury and Worcester. These vineyards have been established at varying altitudes, from 50m to 180m above sea level.|
The grapes were harvested by hand from the beginning of February at between 23° and 25° Balling. Four days of skin fermentation was allowed to extract sufficient colour and fruit, without excess harshness. After pressing malo lactic fermentation occurred. Post blending, maturation took place on American oak for 2 -3 months prior to a single cross-flow filtration before bottling.
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