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  • Pinotage

    History of the grape: In 1925, Stellenbosch University Chief Horticulture Professor Abraham Izak Perold created the P...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Umkhulu Pinotage 'The Big One' 2002


    Definitely took some getting used to, but by the end of my glass I was singing its praises! One of the few times I can recall being really surprised by a wine. I'm not even sure how to characterize the flavors except original. Read More

    Wine review by clintob

  • Umkhulu Pinotage 'The Big One' 2002


    This wine has a somewhat hot nose accompanied by a fruity aroma. This is followed by a strong full-bodied flavor in the mouth marked by the taste of fruit - the plum is especially noticable. The strong sensation of tannins reduces the balance of this wine somewhat, and despite being also slightly on the dry side of my usual scale of preference, ... Read More

    Wine review by h2o1

  • Umkhulu Pinotage 'The Big One' 2002


    Powerful molasses and earth nose. Attack is very light -- I found that the real taste (leathery and dry) didn't begin to show until the wine was completely saturating my mouth. There's a lot going on here. Somewhat hot but in a pleasant way. I think within a year or two it will be even better to drink.The eucalyptus sticks around for a long time... Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Umkhulu Pinotage 'The Big One' 2002


    To start off with, this blend of pinot and cinsault is decidedly a rather strange wine. That said, I'd have to say it's a new favorite. The color is something of an orange pink. Plenty of the mint that South African wines are famous for on the nose, along with some bananna walnut bread. On the attack -- which is very smooth -- is some more of th... Read More

    Wine review by kabir

  • Umkhulu Pinotage 'The Big One' 2002


    Intriguing nose of plums, eucalyptus and oak. In the mouth an attack of surprisingly strong tannins, but its counterbalanced by minty notes, fruit and vanilla from the oak. A slightly barnyard and mineral finish. Good. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


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