Val de Vie Estate

Barista Pinotage

8.7479 ratings
8.57 pro ratings
Paarl, 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
Ed Hodson

Sommelier Starling Diner, Editor Champagnifique.com

Plum, cherry and --not surprisingly, given the name-- notes of torrefacted coffee bean. Atypical, but crafty: someone has found a way to vinify this grape variety in such a way that the usual markers folks have problems with (rubber, sulphur, band-aid) are hidden behind coffee aromas and flavors. Here's a phrase I thought I'd never utter: I like this Pinotage.

Plum, cherry and --not surprisingly, given the name-- notes of torrefacted coffee bean. Atypical, but crafty: someone has found a way to vinify this grape variety in such a way that the usual markers folks have problems with (rubber, sulphur, band-aid) are hidden behind coffee aromas and flavors. Here's a phrase I thought I'd never utter: I like this Pinotage.

5 people found it helpfulJan 31st, 2015
Meeter B

I'm not sure this should qualify as wine. Either I got a bad bottle of wine or this is supposed to taste like a used suppository.

I'm not sure this should qualify as wine. Either I got a bad bottle of wine or this is supposed to taste like a used suppository.

1 person found it helpfulAug 27th, 2016
Olga Kosyak

Super!

Super!

1 person found it helpfulAug 25th, 2014
Denis Roudenko

16/20 (90/100)

16/20 (90/100)

1 person found it helpfulMay 10th, 2014
Stacy Markow

Smoke and coffee covered cherries on the nose. Fruit forward with a juicy acidity. Surprisingly delicious.

Smoke and coffee covered cherries on the nose. Fruit forward with a juicy acidity. Surprisingly delicious.

Oct 5th, 2014
Kyle Schlachter

Writer Colorado Wine Press

8.0

Not bad... for pinotage...

Not bad... for pinotage...

Feb 28th, 2014
Crystal Anne

Amazingly smoky!!! LOVE.

Amazingly smoky!!! LOVE.

Aug 24th, 2018
Stepan

Great wine!

Great wine!

Jul 25th, 2018
Denis

One of my favorite wines of all time

One of my favorite wines of all time

Jul 5th, 2018