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DELAIRE GRAFF 12 BOTSMASKOP
Item: #380604
Bottle Size: 750ml
$24.95
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DELAIRE GRAFF 2012 BOTSMASKOP BORDEAUX BLEND

Some of you may remember this wine from last year when we were able bring it into the store in a very limited quantity. It quickly sold out and we were unable to satisfy our customer's demand for more-until now! The 2012 vintage is in and it's another winner.

This wine is a beautiful Bordeaux style blend from the premiere winegrowing region of Stellenbosch on the western cape of South Africa. When the buyer and other Hi Time staff tried it, we were blown away by this delicious wine!

In a blind tasting, one would be hard pressed to guess where this wine hails from. The balance, complexity and length of this delicious wine represents an astounding value, which competes very favorably with other red wines from around the world.

This wine begins to draw you in with its deep ruby color and stained tears on the stemware give a preview of the nicely extracted wine. On the nose, dark fruit, red fruit and cassis are framed by well-integrated French oak, which is complementary rather than obtrusive. Baking spices, sweet pipe tobacco, and a dusting of cocoa are evident. A floral element and freshly tilled earth add to the complex bouquet. On the palate, a perfect union of fruit and tannin lay the groundwork for a marriage of flavors with enough acidity to provide lift and definition. The silky tannins envelop the Kirsch and dark berry flavors and caress the tongue, leading to a long finish. This is a wine with structure, but also elegance and finesse which can be enjoyed now or over the next five to eight years.
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