Sunday, July 12, 2009

Black Pearl Oro 2005

The 2005 Black Pearl Oro is a Shiraz (57%) and Cabernet (43%) blend from South Africa. This extremely dark purple wine is full-bodied but the structure was lacking. It has a black fruit aroma with a hint of chocolate. Later in the evening, I noticed a slight eucalyptus smell like an herbal medicine. The taste is bursting with fruit, particularly blackberry and plum, with some licorice and spice. It is aged for 12 months in 2nd and 3rd year oak. Not overly impressed with the 2005 Oro. Retails for about $19.

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