(2014) >From a Stellenbosch original and Pinotage specialist, this 14.5% abv wine has a buoyancy and bounce to the fruit, plenty of ripe red fruits, bolstered by a creamy, but not too toasty or coffeeish oak, letting the fruit sing out. The palate has a rounded, silky textured weight and appeal, with really very good juiciness and fruit-skin tang of cherry and plum skins, and a racy, fresh appeal even though some more of that creamy, lightly toasty oak comes through. Stays bright and focused. A very orthodox and convincing fine wine Pinotage.
(2012) Big, bold fruit, masses of plum and mulberry juicy characters, really solid fruit base, with a touch of earthiness. On the palate it has a lovely svelte, rounded flesh and juiciness to the fruit, the tannins grippy and the wine has real structure. The sweetness and the depth of the fruit stands up to the big structure very nicely.