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Waterkloof Circle Of Life Red 2017 Wine Review

Waterkloof Circle Of Life Red 2017

Waterkloof Circle Of Life Red 2017

Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2020-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Waterkloof

Agent: FWM Canada

Natalie's Score: 91/100

A lush and layered Syrah, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc red wine blend with ripe dark cherry, plum, savoury herb, smoky and white pepper flavours, vibrant on the palate. Great value under $20. Pair with bison burgers.

Food pairings: grilled game sausages, pork chops, tri-tip roast beef.

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This Waterkloof Circle Of Life Red 2017 was reviewed on July 28, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2015 

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • AGLC
  • 746439

Reviews and Ratings

Craig Haynes - WSET3 FWS SWS IWS rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

So much to enjoy in this red blend from South Africa’s revered Stellenbosch appellation. Striking deep ruby and purple hues. Enticing aromas suggestive of raspberry and red currants backed by floral blooms, sweet cedar and balsamic notes. Mouth coating waves of red berries and spice flavours that held fast through the finish.

Waterkloof created this delicious red blend - 26% syrah, 26% petit verdot, 24% merlot, 24% cabernet franc - with organic and biodynamic practices.

Reviewed on April 24, 2021
From the Stellenbosch wine region, Waterkloof Circle Of Life Red 2017 is a smoky, smooth and full-bodied red wine blend of 73% Syrah, 16% Merlot and 11% Petit Verdot grapes. Rich and lush with ripe black plum, dark cherry, savoury herb and white pepper flavours finishing long and smoky on the palate. Great value under $20. Pair with bison burgers. - Community Wine Reviews

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