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South Africa, Paarl

Black Pearl Vineyards

Black Pearl Vineyards Oro 2016

93 pts John Platter - Offering remarkable value!

Tasting Notes

Rich ruby tones, hints of clove and spices; plum, dark berries and licorice flavors are enjoyed on the palette.

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

93 pts John Platter
Offering remarkable value, complex 2016 vintage (Cabernet 78%/Shiraz 22%) blend seduces with hints of cinnamon, aniseed, pepper and fresh sage, mélange of bright red fruit. Well-knit after one year in French Oak, with filigree tannins.

Winemaker Notes

(78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Shiraz) - Black Pearl Vineyards is a single unirrigated vineyard on the slopes of Paarl Mountain. The 4.5 hectares of Shiraz (planted 1998) and 3 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon (planted 1999) thrive on deep, well-drained Oakleaf soil. The high trellising system, severe pruning and canopy management are all managed to ensure low-yielding, stress free, phenolically ripe fruit. The adjoining land, we have made into a nature conservation area to preserve the last 4% of remaining renosterveld in the world, so being environmentally friendly is of utmost importance for us. Pest control is monitored rather than spraying chemicals, and our spray program for mildews uses chemicals with the least negative impact on the earth.

Chemical Analysis




Alcohol: 14%
Total Acid: 5.7
Free/Total Sulfur: 30/95
pH: 3.8
Residual Sugar: 2.7



Red Blend

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