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Rhebokskoof Mourvèdre Grenache Shiraz 2010

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape-esque.

More and more wines appearing with some Grenache in them and I’m really excited about the potential of this variety under local conditions. Rhebokslkoof has just released its Mourvèdre Grenache Shiraz 2010, the precise blend being 50% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache and 20% Shiraz from vineyards in Paarl and Wellington. The varieties were matured separately in 85% French and 15% American oak barrels, 20% new for 12 months, blended and then returned to barrel for a further six months. On the nose, red fruit, spice and hint of reduction. Medium bodied in structure, it’s approachable without being facile. Not a million miles away from Chateauneuf-du-Pape and good value at R82 a bottle. Score: 16.5/20.

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