Spier Creative Block 5 2014

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Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2017 - 91 points
Top 100 SA Wines 2017 - Double Silver

The Creative Block 5, a Bordeaux-style blend, is created by firm Stellenbosch favourite, Spier. It delights with its ruby-edged, dark red colour. Beautiful blackberry and currant is supported by cedar, dark chocolate and fennel hints that flow into a vibrant palate with great balance and dense tannins. The taste will be enhanced by ageing.

Food Pairing

Slow-cooked oxtail or beef casserole, or fire-roasted wild mushroom risotto with truffle oil.

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon 59%, Merlot 26%, Cabernet Franc 6%, Malbec 5%, Petit Verdot 4%. Merlot has a large part in this wine from South Africa and makes for the silky soft impression at the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon, too, significantly contributes to the cuvee and is responsible for the expressiveness of the currant aromas. The other grape varieties perfectly complement the Spier Creative Block 5 and create a high drinking pleasure.

The Estate
The winery Spier is located not far from Cape Town in the famous South African vinicultural region Stellenbosch. Because the soils are so nutritious here and the climate is balanced, wines of the highest class such as the Spier Creative Block 5 are produced at the yard year after year.

Ageing
Enjoy the delicious Spier Creative Block 5 right away. Due to its great development potential though, this noble wine from South Africa can spend many years in the cellar and develops its full character there. After the harvest, the red wine matured in French barriques for a total of sixteen months which makes it highly storable.
 

Alcohol: 14.4 % vol



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