24 February 2010

Pinotage is a Majestic New Year Resolution

Lawrence Bowden manages Majestic’s Leith Walk wine warehose. His new year resolution is to “be more adventurous; to stop playing it safe and get out of the repetitive gastronomic rut I’ve been in for the past year. I’ve stopped buying wines I know I like in order to get to grips with varieties and styles I normally avoid and I’ve filled my wine rack with Pinotage.”

He reports on three Pinotage’s from the Majestic range:

Zalze Pinotage 2008 - “By the second glass I was nearly enjoying it”

Beyerskloof Reserve 2007 - “fruit here shifts to darker berries” with “hints of coffee”

Kanonkop Pinotage 2007 – “have to say that, despite not being the world’s biggest fan of Pinotage, I really did enjoy this wine”

Read Lawrences full report on Majestic’s blog here


  1. What is the best Pinotage from SA that I am likely to find in Houston Texas?

  2. Kanonkop !

    I couldn't find any Pinotage stockists in Houston listed in wine-searcher.com but it is available in TX -- there's a shop in Dallas listing it.