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Ugaba 2008

Anwilka is Bruno Prats, former owner of Cos d’Estournel, and Hubert de Bouard, owner of Chateau Angelus, joint venture in South Africa with Klein Constantia. Their first wines were released starting with the 2005 vintage. I did not taste yet their first label – Anwilka, but Ugaba, their second, is a pleasant surprise. This blend of 65% Cab Sauv, 34% Syrah and 1% Merlot is their second label. The wine spent 10 months in 30% new French oak barrels.

Color is deep dark red almost opaque. Nose of a youthful wine, with a slight sweet sensation of ripe red berries and elegant French oak. In the mouth this Bordeaux like wine is medium body with round and firm tannins, good acidity that doesn’t make the wine heavy on the palate and nicely balances the 14.5% alcohol. The aftertaste is medium with a pleasant bitterness finishing with dark chocolate and black tea. The wine gains in complexity paired with lamb chops and a Provencal sauce. Very good- wine.

Price:75 RON/17.5 EUR

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