Kiss & Tell personifies the perfect marriage between the Old World and the New World.The only wine in the world to integrate three iconic Old World varietals into a New World blend, Kiss & Tell is a couture Cape offering that delivers a truly enchanting lifestyle experience with a wealth of immediately gratifying sensations that promise a more complex and rewarding relationship with time.
World Wine Championships
Florida International Wine Challenge
Sommelier Challenge International Wine Challenge
Gilbert & Gaillard International Competition
Vitis Vinifera Awards
Varietal: Shiraz (63%) Mourvédre (25%) Malbec (12%)
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Winemaker: David John Bate
Production: 8 barrels
Bottle Sizes: 750 ml
Yield (t/ha): 7 t/ha
°Balling/Harvest: 24 û
Alcohol (%/vol): 14.5%
Residual Sugar: 2.3 g/l
TA: 6.6 g/l
VA: 0.79 g/l
FSO2: 24 mg/l
Oak: 18 months French Oak (Nevers and Alliers)
Combination of new wood and second fill wood
Medium plus toast
Maturation: Barrel matured with MLF (la malo) in barrels
UPC: 6009812400200 (individual bottles)
SCC: 06009812400217 (cases of 6 bottles)
Deep opaque magenta core extending to medium purple rim pushing a watery saffron edge. Clear, brilliant lustre and luminosity with long legs and notable colour extraction foreshadow a complex and full bodied wine.
Sophisticated nuances of wild blackberries, ripe raspberries and fresh black cherries complemented by whiffs of sweet black liquorice and West Indies spices such as whole cloves, nutmeg and black peppercorns. Hints of vanilla, cinnamon and long leaf Cameroon tobacco allude to established oak pedigree.
Mouth filling with soft, sensuous tannins. Well balanced acidity underpins velvety mouth feel. Initial intensity of flavours include sautéed black plums, burnt black cherries and candied black currants finessed by mid-palate nuances of roasted red peppers, rosemary and Burgundy anise. Trailing tones of mocha and melted dark chocolate smoulder seductively in your mouth to deliver a long, luxurious farewell.
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