Chamonix, Reserve Troika 2015, Franschhoek, South Africa
Tasting Note: A Bordeaux-styled blend that delivers South African terroir to your glass.
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has a nose of cedar, black plum, blackberry, strawberry and blossom.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied red blend is black-and-red fruit filled.
There is flavor concentration and mid-palate complexity along with ripe, grippy, high tannin.
Bottle Note: Vineyards at an altitude of 450m above sea level. A classical blend of 49% cabernet franc, 25% cabernet sauvignon, 13% petit verdot and 13% merlot. This wine spent 18 months in 225L French oak barrels.
Price: $28 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 340 South African Rand (ZAR)
Tasted: Chamonix Winery Tasting Room, Franschhoek, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 20, 2018