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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Black Pearl Oro 2008
Black Pearl Oro 2008
(search item no. 110873)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Saturated medium ruby, aromas of dark berries, chocolate, eucalyptus and cedarwood. Juicy cranberry and currant flavors as well as licorice and herbs show depth. Integrated tannins, well balanced with an ultra smooth, lingering finish.

Enjoy with slow roasted shoulder of lamb with anchovy and rosemary stuffing to pick up on the spiciness of the wine. And, of course, any rich meat or pasta dish.

My Notes:

About Black Pearl:

Black Pearl Wines is a winery owned and operated by the Nash family, who relocated from New Hampshire in 1995. We now find ourselves fervently making wine. The vineyard is on the western slope of Paarl Mountain, which is part of the Cape Floral kingdom. Above stretches renosterveld, of which only 2% remains in the country and which the family is conserving in this World Heritage area.

The name "Black Pearl" was inspired by the fact that the vineyard is situated on the slopes of Paarl Mountain, and Paarl Rock resembles a black pearl after it has rained. Black pearls also have rarity value. The name of our blend "Oro" comes from the God Oro, King of the Firmament, who gave the black pearl as a gift to the ocean.