A hollow and too tannic red from Zimbabwe

Monday, February 23, 2009

Brand NameSabistar Red
Wine NameSabistar Red
Vintage (Year)
BottlerCairn Foods
Wine ClassRed, White
Wine TypeCabernet Franc, Tsolikauri, Ruby Cabernet
Alcohol %13%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating4 (on a scale of 1-10)

Last year, a friend of mine down in Maryland went to Ghana and South Africa, and she picked me up a wine from Zimbabwe. Last night, I finally opened the bottle to see what it was like.

To say the least, this wine is too tannic, too full of sediment (it feels of the smallest grittyness on your tongue), and the taste is what I term 'hollow.'

The wine is composed of a grape called Ruby Cabernet, which is known for it's ability to deal with drought, and Cabernet Franc.

Perhaps I got a bad bottle, but I don't see this wine as something that would be a winner.


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