26 February 2008

Fleur du Cap 2005 Pinotage

This has a delightfully bright carmine red colour, giving the impression of a wine much younger than its 3 years, and there’s a bit of glass staining too.

Not much nose, but what a deceptively inviting wine. Very soft and fruity on the front palate with a creamy middle backed with soft tannins. It is tad hot on the finish – I should have chilled it more; the label claims 15%abv although the factsheet from the Pinotage Top 10 (yes, it won in 2007) shows 13.57%. I think 15% is correct.

I’m looking at the bottle as I type this and notice it has only about 2 centimetres left. How did the bottle empty so quickly? The wine is so incredibly more-ish. Oh, its all gone now…

Producer: Fleur du Cap
Vintage: 2005
Winemaker: Justin Corrans
Variety: Pinotage
Appellation: Coastal

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