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2017 Balance Shiraz

2017 Balance Shiraz
Volume: 750 mL , Alcohol: 14%

Type

Red

Blend

100% Shiraz

Nose

Stemmy black cherries mashed up in a Dr. Pepper can

Palate

Jammy, juicy, and easy drinking adult cola with a touch of baking spices

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More about this wine from Western Cape, South Africa
Shiraz has about as bad of a rap as millennials living in their parents' basement. That negative reputation dates back to the days when South Africa was known for only producing bulk wine with little soul or inspiration from a region making wine since the 1500s. Winemaker Nico Grobler likes to say, "South Africa is one of the oldest winemaking soils, but South Africans are just figuring out what to do with it."

This bottle of Shiraz aka Syrah is a prime example of South Africa wine finding its soul and place in the wine scene. It's an excellent BBQ wine or a braai as they say in the Western Cape of South Africa. The juice is big, jammy, and bold and feels like Dr. Pepper got into the wine business.
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