Pinotage Reserve 2006
Wine: Beyerskloof Pinotage Reserve Region / Country: Western Cape South Africa Vintage: 2006 Grape: 100% Pinotage ABV: 14.5% Price: $198 Tasting Date: 12 February 2011 Appearance: Clear, opaque ruby, paler rims, legs Nose: Clean, medium(+) intensity with developing aroma of black cherry, plum, smoke, chocolate, sweet spice, baked cherry Palate: Dry with medium(+) acidity, medium tannin showing ripeness but a bit coarse. Medium(+) alcohol level and medium(+) body. Medium intensity flavor of smoke, black cherry, cloves, rubber, black pepper, plum and coffee. Medium(+) length, with robust tannin and lively acidity, showing balance, with a warming alcohol, a soft fruit, grippy grain and fleshy tannin, with baked ripeness but still expressive freshness. Conclusion: Good quality level because it is quite well balanced with complexity in flavor and aroma. The length is relatively long and approachable. Ready to drink but can develop further, which will benefit from a further ageing of 1-2 years.