Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Pinotage 2011


Pinotage is the result of an ostensibly unlikely crossing of pinot noir and cinsaut that has proven popular in South Africa.  It's a particularly saturated purple in colour, with aromatics of plum, earth, glazed cherry, spice, ash and smoke.  The palate is quite a powerful expression of pinotage, with a full body, and an earthy and smokey short to medium length finish.  I found this wine did not achieve a balance in its taste profile that fully came together - the fruit characters seemingly at odds with some very earthy and smokey characters.  Acceptable

Abv: 15%
Price: $20
Vendors: Check http://www.wine-searcher.com/
Website: http://durbanvillehills.co.za
Region: Durbanville

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Tasted: 2014
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