Beyerskloof Pinotage 2010 Wine of Origin Western Cape, South Africa
Tasted November 2012
Appearance - clear and bright, ruby colour with medium intensity. Slight viscosity with some visible tears.
Nose - clean, youthful aromatics of medium intensity. Mainly aromas of red fruits like ripe strawberry and cherry, some fresh leafy notes and just hints of fresh paint.
Palate - dry, medium but correct level of acidity, medium minus level of ripe, soft but spicy tannins, medium body and alcohol level. Medium plus flavour intensity once again focused on ripe, fresh red fruits like strawberry, cherry and red plum showing some sweet tones, also notes of blackberry, a little red apple peel, some suave spicy notes of black pepper and liquorice. Medium plus length.
Conclusions (16,5/20) - very good quality, well defined fruit profile that's ripe but never losing freshness. Velvet texture spiked by some very fine-grained tannins. Some herbaceous and spicy notes add some complexity, but not that much, and lead to a pleasant lengthy aftertaste. Perfect drink ability. Drink now, ageing doesn't seem to be its purpose, it is showing delicious right now.