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South Africa, Franschhoek

Allee Bleue

Allee Bleue Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014

Allee Bleue Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014

Tasting Notes

Jan 2018 - Dark chocolate, cedar spice, light mint, bay leaf and graphite are carried by blackberry and dark plum notes that help define the nose of the 2014 Allee Bleue Cabernet Merlot blend. Medium fuller to fuller bodied, this has a nice supple texture that spreads out through the palate, balancing savory earth tones against red and darker red fruit flavors of raspberry, plum and dark currant. The tannins give structure and backbone to the dry finish with a graphite component pushing up through on the back end. This is somewhat brooding now, the tannins firm and in need of a year or two to completely integrate with the fruit. Although very youthful and evolving the potential is quite evident, saying this is a wine with some serious pedigree that will reward those with some patience. If you drink early decant and have with something that has some fat content to counter the wine’s tannins.

Food Accompaniments

beef, pork, lamb


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

4 Stars 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Minty blackcurrant fruit & plenty of firm tannin on well-structured 14, with a drop of petit verdot, judiciously oaked.



Winemaker Notes

A deep ruby red colour. Intense flavours of fynbos, mint and berries welcome you on the nose. Followed by aromas of cinnamon, lead pencil and dark chocolate. The palate is full flavoured with sweet cherries and a spicy undertone. All these are then beautifully wrapped in supple tannins which give this wine great balance and elegance.



Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

14.5% alcohol by volume

$19.99

13225

Red Blend


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