Tasting Notes Week of September 20 ,2012

 

2009 Xavier Flouret uQamata

Delicious, very jammy Bordeaux style blend, South African style. Big black berry fruit spiked with cinnamon and some dark chocolate. Very RIPE flavors. Tasting it blind, one can sense it’s a Bordeaux blend (here it is 40/40 Cabernet Franc and Merlot, with just 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot) yet it has the ancient, deep soil complexity that makes it uniquely from South Africa (here Stellenbosch).


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