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A gift from friends, I was not expecting anything- but was pleasantly surprised. This wine is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Viognier that lives up to its name. Very chocolatey on the nose and palate. The mocha just kept coming. A rather steep 14.5% alcohol did not bother me as the wine is balanced with excellent fine grained tannins that has a nice long finish. Very dark in the glass, there is a full-bodied feel to this wine, my style. An interesting blend of grapes from the Western Cape, this winery made 765 barrels. I would say 5 stars, just because it is well made, is interesting and has cellaring potential. I’m not sure what flavors will emerge eventually, but it’s sure to be good. 91 points.

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