Dionysus says: “After all the hoopla regarding the Wine Mag Shiraz Challenge I went out and bought a bottle of Obikwa 2009 Shiraz at my local Pick ‘n Pay.
Having drunk Obikwa Merlot before and hated every sip I really wasn’t expecting much. But to my surprise the wine was worth its best value rating and 3 stars. A few minutes in the glass and the wine opened up beautifully, lovely red fruit and just a touch of spice. A nose that didn’t overpower you but rather said come inside and taste. On the palate the same thing, beautiful elegant fruit, nothing overpowering, just fine fruit, a hint of soft delicate tannins and beautiful freshness. This is not a big wine, it won’t last more than 2 years at best, but it is oh so drinkable right now.
This wine had me thinking of Cinderella. On the outside it really not that pretty, packing ain’t going to win any awards. But as soon as you pour it into a glass and take that first sip it is magically transformed into something more beautiful and elegant. What’s best, it was R24 per bottle and now it’s now only R20 per bottle! That’s R240 for a case of 12… “
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