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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Day 7 Drink: Post Road 2006 Penny Black

Post House Vineyard is located along South Africa's False Bay coast in the Stellenbosch region. The first experimental batches of wine were made on the estate in 1996 and it began commercial production a couple of years later.

The winery gets its name from a post office that was once on the property and Penny Black is named for the first stamp printed in the world.

Post Road 2006 Penny Black is a rich purple-black blend of Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Verdot. The wine has a light, fresh nose and the first taste offers hints of fig, light tannins and a good hit of pepper. Good and firm, but not too heavy.

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