Got for $16. Great for the cost. Similar to Josh with a little bolder flavor. — 9 months ago
This is a BIG Pinot. Big, fruit dominated nose, with a little herbal spice on the back end, with hints of black olive and rose permeating throughout. Big palate and body, with an herbal, hay or thyme palate, tannic, with a salinity that’s prominent, with black olive, some tar, and even a smokiness hitting the end, with dark cherry, plum, and a peppery spice showing up loud on the palate. Really good entry to South African Pinot. — 3 months ago
Quite good — 9 months ago
Strong smell... light taste of french oak. Great taste — 4 months ago
Extremely fruity and crisp chardonnay with little butter taste — 6 months ago
I did not get to write notes on the last three wines, just scores. We had to get to Russell Hamilton.
However, I wish I had been able to write them as these were the wines I was looking forward to spending some time on.
Peter & Andrew Allan of Crystallum are the third generation of winemakers and sons of the man who pioneered Pinot Noir winemaking in the Hemel-en-Aarde which; is what drew me to the region that is about another hour plus SE of Stellenbosch and a very good area to produce Pinot Noir.
Photos of; Gabrielskloof Cellar Door entrance, Estate vine, tasting lounge and their courtyard. — 5 years ago