Val de Vie Estate

Barista Pinotage

8.7445 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
Alex Yates

Good, but a little sweet

Good, but a little sweet

Feb 3rd, 2018
Doug Ulrich

Very smooth

Very smooth

Jan 31st, 2018
Tim McCoy

Smooth. Described as having a coffee finish. Not noticeable right off

Smooth. Described as having a coffee finish. Not noticeable right off

Jan 15th, 2018