12.24.2009

2006 Sebeka Shiraz: Smoky in a way it shouldn't be.


dec. 24, 2009: this was one of the wines we had at our wedding. it's from the western cape of south africa, and it was better in 2008, which is when we got married. but now, on this christmas eve 2009, it's too smoky for victoria's tastes ... as a shiraz, it's completely counter to the fruity jamminess she's used to with australian shirazes. and she knows the two regions are different; but this south african is too outside the norm. in fact, the sebeka web site says this wine should be enjoyed within a year of being bottled. for his part, greg said this wine tastes like honey ham. gift from victoria's parents. 13.5 percent alcohol.

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