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New York Wine Exchange USD 23.99 750ml

Warwick Estate Pinotage Simonsberg-Stellenbosch Old Bush Vines 2007

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This wine has a garnet colour with an intense mix of berries and fruits on the nose. The sweet and fresh pallet compliments the intense nose of this medium bodied wine. The ripe fruit and spicy finish makes this a very accessible and balanced wine.

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Warwick Wine Estate:
Warwick wine estate was known as the farm ‘Good Success’ from 1791 until 1902. After the Anglo Boer war, Colonel Alexander Gordon from Warwickshire regiment bought the farm and renamed it ‘Warwick’ as a tribute to his regiment. In 1964 the farm was purchased by Stan & Norma Ratcliffe, at the time there was not a single vine on the farm. However, Stan and Norma Rat... Read more
Warwick wine estate was known as the farm ‘Good Success’ from 1791 until 1902. After the Anglo Boer war, Colonel Alexander Gordon from Warwickshire regiment bought the farm and renamed it ‘Warwick’ as a tribute to his regiment. In 1964 the farm was purchased by Stan & Norma Ratcliffe, at the time there was not a single vine on the farm. However, Stan and Norma Ratcliffe soon realized the potential of the terroir and began planting Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet Sauvignon vines gave high quality grapes, which were soon in demand from wholesalers and other wineries. Norma became more and more interested in the making of wine and began to study the subject. Soon a cellar was in place and in 1984 the first Warwick vintage was released (a Cabernet Sauvignon). It seemed Norma had the talent for making great wines and production soon increased. The Trilogy, since 1986, a Bordeaux style blend soon became one of the flagships of the South African Wine Industry. The farm today is still very much a family affair. In 2001, Mike Ratcliffe, Stan and Norma’s son assumed the role of Managing Director. He graduated from Adelaide University with a wine marketing degree. Read less

External Reviews for Warwick Estate Pinotage Simonsberg-Stellenbosch Old Bush Vines

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Packed with ripe fruit and classic varietal flavors. Green bananas, licorice and sweet red berry tastes. Softness and sweetness on the palate show good ripeness and drinkability but slightly mask its good cellar potential.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Medium red. Oaky aromas of red berries, cherry and smoke. Supple and smoky but slightly dry-edged sweetness and stuffing. Less fat than the silky-sweet, slightly rustic rsquo;99 version. Finishes with light tannins and a bit of unabsorbed acidity.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Fleshy but persistent, as sage, briar, black currant, braised fig and mineral notes show nice length. This shows a twinge of the grapersquo;s rusticity, but itrsquo;s harnessed in the fruit.



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This wine has a garnet colour with an intense mix of berries and fruits on the nose. The sweet and fresh pallet compliments the intense nose of this medium bodied wine. The ripe fruit and spicy finish makes this a very accessible and balanced wine.

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