Black Pearl's Oro red blend is a delicious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah / Shiraz and Mary Lou's best selling wine. Her small, almost "garage" winery is located in the area of Paarl, to the north-east of Cape Town.
We love the aromas (think strawberries, blackberries and a little bit of sage) along with the smoothness that comes from the mix of oak used in the ageing process.
We love the wines of Black Pearl because they are so authentic, easy drinking and such excellent value for money (her Chenin Blanc is one of the best-selling white wines we stock).
Something about the wine:
Grape : Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah
Ageing : The wine is aged 85% in French oak and 15% in American oak giving it a nice complexity and smoothness
What we're eating it with : just about anything meaty - from a perfectly grilled steak to pasta with duck ragu.