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Laibach Pinotage Simonsberg-Stellenbosch 2010

Member Review by Astarte10:

On the nose it is yeasty with some chocolate, candied cherry and butter. Strangely immature considering it has had 14 months in small new French oak barrels (anyone know why or disagree?). But on the palate one can really taste the wood. It is heavy, bitter and very dry. Sour, but lacks a fruity sparkle. Smokey, ashy, stoney, coarse tannins with a lot of alcohol flavor. I've had better pinotage.

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At Laibach Vineyards we are committed to producing wines of outstanding quality, that best reflect the unique terroir and the microclimate of the Simonsberg ward near Stellenbosch, one of South Africa's prime wine-growing areas for noble cultivars. Therefore we use a blend of tradition and innovation, adhering to a philosophy of continuous improvement. The history of our wine farm can be traced... Read more
At Laibach Vineyards we are committed to producing wines of outstanding quality, that best reflect the unique terroir and the microclimate of the Simonsberg ward near Stellenbosch, one of South Africa's prime wine-growing areas for noble cultivars. Therefore we use a blend of tradition and innovation, adhering to a philosophy of continuous improvement. The history of our wine farm can be traced back until the year 1818. Originally named "Good Success" and owned by Dutchman Daniel Johannes van Ryneveld from Amsterdam, this vast farm extended to most of the catchment area in the valley enclosed by the Simonsberg, Kanonkop and Klapmutsberg. Later on it was divided in three farms: Warwick, De Goede Suces and the remainder of the farm Good Success, which has become Laibach in 1994, when entrepreneur Friedrich Laibach realized his 30-year dream of owning a vineyard. Today the deep red soils have been replanted with virus-free new clones and a new winery has been built. The picturesque Laibach vineyards are flanked by the renowned vineyards of Kanonkop, Warwick and Lievland. Ultimately, our wine quality is forever linked to the land where our grapes are grown. Site selection is essential in the making of fine wines, because flavour starts in the vineyards. The Simonsberg terroir with its lean deep red soils (Glovelly, Glenrosa) and cooling maritime winds from nearby False Bay is ideal for red wines of body and complexity. The unique meso-climate produces grapes of concentrated fruit and excellent structure. The various heights of our North-East facing vineyards ensure ripening at different times, allowing each vineyard block to be hand-harvested at optimum ripeness. Around the Simonsberg vineyards have been cultivated and wine made for over three centuries. The premium quality of the Simonsberg wines is proved by an array of awards. At harvest, we look for fully matured grapes. We then handle them with extreme care, gently moving them into the winery, where the whites are destemmed and pressed. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. The red grapes are also pampered. After careful selection the red grapes are fermented the traditional way in open fermenters with regular manual punch downs and pumpovers for 10-12 days. After an extended maceration before pressing and a setting the red wines are gently fed via gravity into our underground barrel maturation cellar, to be aged for 12-18 months in small oak barrels, where they undergo malolactic fermentation. We try to make wine in the most traditional and natural way while using the most advanced preserving technologies. We try to maximize soft handling and to make the best of what mother nature gives us on this unique viticultural terroir - wines that reflect both the identity of the different grape varieties and the terroir. Read less

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Snooth User: Astarte10
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Vintage: 2006 04/20/2009

On the nose it is yeasty with some chocolate, candied cherry and butter. Strangely immature considering it has had 14 months in small new French oak barrels (anyone know why or disagree?). But on the palate one can really taste the wood. It is heavy, bitter and very dry. Sour, but lacks a fruity sparkle. Smokey, ashy, stoney, coarse tannins with a lot of alcohol flavor. I've had better pinotage.


External Reviews for Laibach Pinotage Simonsberg-Stellenbosch

External Review
Vintage: 2007 02/24/2010

Laibach Pinotage 2007: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift, lagerfähig 7 - 10 Jahre ab Jahrgang, Jahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: StellenboschWeingut: LaibachRebsorte: 100% PinotageRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein


External Review
Vintage: 2007 04/19/2010

Pinotage 2007 - Laibach: Pinotage 2007 - Rotwein von LaibachDer Laibach Pinotage 2007 zeigt eine fast tiefschwarze Farbe mit roten Reflexen im Glas und weist einen komplexen Duft nach einer Flut von Aromen nach Beerenfrüchten und reif getrockneten Bananen auf. Am Gaumen zeigt er sich fruchtig mit harmonisch eingebundenem Tannin. Hier können Sie einen eleganten, kultivierten und weichen Pinotage mit einem schönen Alterungspotenzial bekommen, der sich zum Essen z.B. zu mariniertem Straußenfleisch eignet. Weingut: LaibachLand: SüdafrikaRegion: StellenboschRebsorte: PinotageInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,5 g/lRestsüße: 3,5 g/lEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18 °CFassreife: in Barriques gereiftLagerfähigkeit: 7 - 10 Jahre ab JahrgangAuszeichnungen des Laibach Pinotage 2007:4 Platter Stars Rotwein > Südafrika > Stellenbosch




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