Riebeek Cellars

Pinotage

8.551 ratings
8.47 pro ratings
Swartland, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Pinotage
Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Beef, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pork, Venison, Potato, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Kaitlin Ohlinger

I find this Pinotage completely delightful for a grape that gets a bad rap. Bright fruit, mocha, smoke. Really quite pleasant.

I find this Pinotage completely delightful for a grape that gets a bad rap. Bright fruit, mocha, smoke. Really quite pleasant.

Jul 28th, 2017
MaJ CappS

Juicy extraction. Very easy.
Touch of acidity, great wood.

Juicy extraction. Very easy.
Touch of acidity, great wood.

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2015
Andrew Suchocki

For a varietal that usually tastes like dirt, I find this to be local, delightful soil. Nose of chocolate, jammy. Again, tolerable! 2013 vintage

For a varietal that usually tastes like dirt, I find this to be local, delightful soil. Nose of chocolate, jammy. Again, tolerable! 2013 vintage

1 person found it helpfulApr 5th, 2015
Ivy Hover

Marketing Director & Tech Guru for Left Coast Cellars

8.7

light for a Pinotage, but pleasant. good value

light for a Pinotage, but pleasant. good value

1 person found it helpfulDec 17th, 2014
Sheri Pattillo

Consulting Sommelier Texas Hill Country

8.4

Easy drinking Pinotage. I don't mind the rubberbands. Smoky, vegetal nose but cranberry and char on the palate. Nice change of pace.

Easy drinking Pinotage. I don't mind the rubberbands. Smoky, vegetal nose but cranberry and char on the palate. Nice change of pace.

Jul 1st, 2015
Ed Matthews

Super fruity and light bodied, this is not old-school stinky Band-Aid Pinotage, still this ended up in sangria. A very simple wine and very tiresome to my palate.

Super fruity and light bodied, this is not old-school stinky Band-Aid Pinotage, still this ended up in sangria. A very simple wine and very tiresome to my palate.

Nov 16th, 2013
Ntobeko Ntusi

Quite fruit. But young. And not altogether as balanced. Vintage 2016.

Quite fruit. But young. And not altogether as balanced. Vintage 2016.

Jul 22nd, 2018
Kerim Mesen

Not bad.

Not bad.

Mar 5th, 2018
Michelle Tracy

A nice, light, inexpensive red

A nice, light, inexpensive red

Jan 9th, 2018
Anne Nelson

Amazing Pinotage

Amazing Pinotage

Feb 25th, 2017