The Oak Valley Blend 2005, Wo Elgin

Red Blend Red Blend
South Africa

$16.95 (214361)

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88 pts
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April 02, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This is a classy merlot-cabernet blend from the cooler region of Elgin. It has fine, floral, elegant fresh black...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A terrific value Merlot-based Bordeaux blend from the more rarely seen (in Ontario), region of Elgin in South Africa....

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Hailing from the cooler Elgin region expect a very lifted, somewhat green/spearmint and olive tinge to the fruit, but...

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Community Reviews (1)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2005 The Oak Valley Blend is medium bodied, with fruity to integrated notes of red and black currants and overpowering coconut. The tannins are subtle to refined (decant for 30 to 60 min) and the finish is medium, yet smooth. The wine is a bit too acidic, without much support from tannins. It can age for up to 5 years, but no longer (despite an impressive 5 cm cork). My impression: NOTHING SPECIAL to NICE, 87.5 pts. Tasted Apr/11.

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