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Stellenbosch Pinotage

8.968 ratings
8.11 pro ratings
Stellenbosch, 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
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Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.1

Pinot noir/cinsault hybrid from South Africa. soft, feminine, red fruit opening. Smoke on the finish as the wine airs out. Elegant, balanced. Great choice for large parties served with unsubstantial finger foods to please a range of wine drinkers, approachable for new world drinkers and inoffensive to more seasoned palettes.

Pinot noir/cinsault hybrid from South Africa. soft, feminine, red fruit opening. Smoke on the finish as the wine airs out. Elegant, balanced. Great choice for large parties served with unsubstantial finger foods to please a range of wine drinkers, approachable for new world drinkers and inoffensive to more seasoned palettes.

2 people found it helpfulJan 26th, 2013
Kyle Tung

Nice legs. Slight bite and softer Pinotage. Good considering price!

Nice legs. Slight bite and softer Pinotage. Good considering price!

1 person found it helpfulMay 14th, 2015
Armstrong Dash

A taste of berries

A taste of berries

1 person found it helpfulOct 20th, 2014
Elizabeth Pope

great for the low cost

great for the low cost

1 person found it helpfulMar 15th, 2014
Fra Vu
9.1

Thabit needs to learn how to drink wine!

Thabit needs to learn how to drink wine!

1 person found it helpfulJan 22nd, 2014
A A Rodriguez

Long after taste. Smooth, plummy and fruity... Bring back very good memories

Long after taste. Smooth, plummy and fruity... Bring back very good memories

1 person found it helpfulApr 21st, 2013
Kathleen Shealy

Smooth with a little bit of spice. It's interesting in a good way.

Smooth with a little bit of spice. It's interesting in a good way.

1 person found it helpfulJan 28th, 2013
Matt Trader

Pinotage is quite an interesting hybrid. It's definitely at times a distant cousin of Pinot Noir, but at the same, not at all related. Such an interesting nose to this one! Cocoa bean, rubber bandaid (YES, specifically the fabric like bandaids; a kind of synthetic smell that's not necessarily off-putting, more of just an identifier.), tobacco, and coffee flood the nostrils. The pallet is quite expansive, with notes of blackberries, allspice, chocolate covered coffee bean, and a rich lingering finish. It's a great option if you are wanting something different and all you drink is Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Pinotage is quite an interesting hybrid. It's definitely at times a distant cousin of Pinot Noir, but at the same, not at all related. Such an interesting nose to this one! Cocoa bean, rubber bandaid (YES, specifically the fabric like bandaids; a kind of synthetic smell that's not necessarily off-putting, more of just an identifier.), tobacco, and coffee flood the nostrils. The pallet is quite expansive, with notes of blackberries, allspice, chocolate covered coffee bean, and a rich lingering finish. It's a great option if you are wanting something different and all you drink is Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Apr 15th, 2016
Nenad Kesin

Classic Pinotage, somewhat overripe red berry fruit, soft tannins, excellent value for money.

Classic Pinotage, somewhat overripe red berry fruit, soft tannins, excellent value for money.

Sep 30th, 2019
Catherine Leith

Red berries, plums, and slight spice. Smooth finish.

Red berries, plums, and slight spice. Smooth finish.

Sep 23rd, 2019