30 June 2013

WOTM - L’Avenir Estate Pinotage 2005


My Wine of the Month for June is L'Avenir Estate Pinotage 2005.
Showing signs of full maturity, with plenty of sediment, this is a sleek elegant city slicker of a wine.

I believe this was the last vintage that Francois Naudé was responsible for , shortly afterwards the estate was bought by Laroche and Francois handed over the winemakers baton to Tinus Els.

By the time the 2005 vintage was bottled the labels had changed to the brown Laroche label, but this bears the old label at the request of The Wine Society in the UK who’d were stocking several other L’Avenir wines.

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