Swartland, Coastal Region

Spice Route

Chakalaka Red Blend 2016

Deep purple in color with a short reddish rim.

Pretty nose with cedar, vanilla, wild flowers, chocolates, coffee and black pepper.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing black fruits with cedar, earth, herbs, black pepper, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates and tobacco leaf.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a tasty red blend from South Africa. Soft and smooth with nice complexity. Nicely balanced with a soft mouthfeel.

Needed 4 hours to open up properly, so be patient.

A blend of 36% Mourvedre, 22% Shiraz, 13% Carignan, 11% Grenache, 9% tannant and 9% Petite Sirah.

14% alcohol by volume.

91 points.
— 5 days ago

Tom, Philip and 5 others liked this


The Chocolate Block Cinsault Blend 2020


Definitely a keeper for any dinner — 21 days ago


Stellenbosch Cabernet Franc

Grapemarketplace. A tannin light red with tobacco and spices. — a month ago

Kanonkop Estate

Kadette Stellenbosch Pinotage Blend 2021

Een van mijn favoriete rode wijnen. Heerlijke geur. Lekkere smaak. Mooie afdronk. Soepel. Niet zwaar. Drinkt makkelijk weg. Geen hoog alcohol gevoel. — a day ago


The Wolftrap Syrah Blend 2021

What a bargain. You would never guess the price is under $10. — a month ago


Rubicon Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Very pretty, well constructed, nice bouquet through finish. A very thoughtful gift. — 9 days ago

Paul liked this

A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines

Swartland Red Rhone Blend 2015

Vintage 2015 | chocolate, overripe plums, lots of bitters, excellent balance. One of the 101 wines to try before you die (Margaret Rand - lovely booklet) — a month ago

Bob, Paul and 7 others liked this

Jam Jar

Sweet Shiraz 2022

Tasty. Very sweet and black cherry — a month ago