Babylonstoren “Babel” Red Blend
Paarl, South Africa
South African wines, while sometimes hard to come by, can certainly be true gems! Among what little gets exported are takes on classic blends and varietals, as well as unique grapes that only South Africa grows! Certainly a fun adventure to take for any lover of new world wine. This red blend from Babylonstoren is a fun foray into South African blends; Bordeaux varietals, Shiraz, and Pinotage all playing their parts for a wine that is rich, but balanced. From the winery:
“This dry, full-bodied red wine is a balanced fusion of dark-red berry and chocolate flavours with a soft mouth-feel and juicy, lingering finish.
48% shiraz, 13% merlot, 10% cabernet franc, 11% petit verdot, 10% malbec, 7% pinotage. Will age well up to 5 years.”