Cinsault

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Ashbourne Pinotage/Cinsault 2018

David T
8.9

This was the other wine we tasted chatting in the tasting room.

While this blend is 80% Pinotage and 20% Cinsault, it’s a bit of a head scratcher as the varietal of Pinotage is a crossing of Pinot and Cinsault. Not sure why you would blend these two varietals. I’ll just copy over some of Anthony’s thoughts in a interview from 2017 when they first released this blend.

“I have always been intrigued by the idea of creating a Pinotage with a youthful, fresh, fruit purity un-tarnished by any oak influence. The Hemel-En-Aarde region produces wonderful Pinotage, but it's tighter and more taut – this is a very different expression,” he said.

I would only add that this blend was fresh, easy to drink and enjoyable. Most people in a blind tasting would simply call, “Pinotage.”

Photos of; Hamilton Russell Vineyard, another granitic soil structure from a different vineyard and a long view of the property with Anthony & Olive’s up on the hill.
— 2 days ago

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Shay A

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I had wondered about this. Still haven’t tried any of their wines.
Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A : Even though Mark worked with his buddy Justin Smith at Saxum for several years his wines are much more restrained. All that said the ones I have tasted are very good. The James Berry Syrah is great. I really like this Rosé. I believe they still have some available in their website.