Spice Route

Chakalaka Red Blend

9.0135 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Swartland, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Mourvedre, Shiraz Blend
Pasta, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, White Rice, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Nick Hindle

Not a bad South African blend, love the 42% Shiraz. Subtle woody aroma, balanced full bodied flavor. Great spicy plum notes on the tail.

Not a bad South African blend, love the 42% Shiraz. Subtle woody aroma, balanced full bodied flavor. Great spicy plum notes on the tail.

2 people found it helpfulJan 13th, 2014
Jeffery Pyke

Great new-world blend. Lots of oak integration. Smooth fruit, spice and tannin. Quality acid levels.

Great new-world blend. Lots of oak integration. Smooth fruit, spice and tannin. Quality acid levels.

1 person found it helpfulMar 10th, 2015
Eileen Hallmark

Boom! Chakalaka. #drinkmoresouthafricanwine

Feb 9th, 2014
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.5

One the best Syrah blends from South Africa. Rich, fruity and bold. 45 minutes to open. $19 / 90pts

One the best Syrah blends from South Africa. Rich, fruity and bold. 45 minutes to open. $19 / 90pts

Oct 21st, 2013
Pamela Peterson

Fabulous!

Fabulous!

Sep 19th, 2017
Justin Abrahamsson

Tastes like Africa

Tastes like Africa

Jul 18th, 2017
Doggfather

Very dependable and flexible wine. Great for a Friday summer evening with pizza.

Very dependable and flexible wine. Great for a Friday summer evening with pizza.

Jul 9th, 2017
Tim McCoy

Very smooth freshly opened. Decanted I would imagine would be awesome. 2013

Very smooth freshly opened. Decanted I would imagine would be awesome. 2013

Jan 15th, 2017
Sylvie

2013 - 50% Syrah .
Was excellent with cumin skirt steak. Spices mixed very well with dinner. Good tannin but not tart, nice blend.

2013 - 50% Syrah .
Was excellent with cumin skirt steak. Spices mixed very well with dinner. Good tannin but not tart, nice blend.

Nov 1st, 2016
Jean-Pierre Haché

Excellent avec fondue chinoise.

Excellent avec fondue chinoise.

Oct 15th, 2016