02 September 2005

Pinot Noir with a Side of Bamm

Tamara Lover at www.gothamist.com asks "How could you ever improve on Pinot?" and acknowledges that maybe you can't but that "South Africa has found a way to kick it up a notch."

Tamara says Pinotage makes a wine "that is unique, seductive and vibrant. Pinotage is a little more forceful than Pinot Noir with a bolder aroma that is a combination of raspberry, banana and meaty, spicy notes. The first sip is alluring and unexpected – not as aggressive as you would expect from the scent. The texture is soft and smooth and unfolds to reveal tart raspberry and black cherry notes with a spicy finish."

Tamara recommends 2004 Graham Beck Pinno: "At just $8.99 a bottle it’s approachable, distinctive with a little bite – we like to think of it as Pinot Noir with a Brooklyn edge."

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