Pittsburgh-based wine educator/consultant and South African wine evangelist. Certified Somm, WSET3 Wine & 2 Spirits. Hockey player, polyglot, traveler, Hemel-en...
Yes, yes, yes. Dark red fruits, bergamot, funk, earth. More of this everywhere, please. — 2 days ago
Pure delight — a Beaujolais-esque expression that’s an easy, beautiful drink. — 19 days ago
Add this to the pile of pleasurable Pinots coming from the Hemel-en-Aarde. Berene Sauls is pushing all of the right (Burgundian-inspired) buttons here. — 23 days ago
Honestly, I could use more weight and texture here. There’s a nutty pithiness that’s enjoyable with a burst of lemon and that trademark Chilean “green” streak. Glad I opened this up, but I’m probably not buying again for myself. — 18 days ago
I think this is their most successful Pinot in the past few vintages. A little shy right now, sure, but I think it’s going to be firing on all cylinders in 2-3 years. Restrained, perfumed, and with enough structure to develop nicely. — 23 days ago
Shows off the variety nicely with a waxy, herbaceous character — 23 days ago