(From 2005 Vintage) Bright, saturated ruby-red. Aromas of crushed blackberry, mulberry and minerals, with a medicinal suggestion of band-aid. Then dense and vibrant, with excellent intensity to the slightly high-toned crushed berry and spice flavors. Plenty of incipient complexity here, but this dry, fruit-driven pinotage needs a couple years in the bottle. Finishes very long and spicy, with a sexy note of woodsmoke.
(From 2010 Vintage) Good bright, dark red. Musky, soil-driven aromas and flavors of strawberry, black olive tapenade and chocolate. Supple and intense if a bit funky, with harmonious acidity framing and intensifying the mid-palate fruit. Very suave in texture but distinctly idiosyncratic in its flavors, although there's plenty of lurking red fruit here. Finishes with sweet tannins and a strong lingering olive element.
Delish. Earthy dark fruit. Very dirty, which is a trait I have come to expect from South African wines. Deliciously musty but not in a moldy, corked way. Tasted a bit like I imagine the dirt in my garden would taste like if you added some just past prime blackberries to it. I opened this last night and it was good but it tastes a million times better after a day of airing out.