31 May 2017

WoTM - Diemersdal Pinotage Reserve 2014

My Wine of the Month for May is Diemersdal Pinotage Reserve 2014.

Diemersdal Estate in Durbanville, north of Cape Town, has been making wine for more than 300 years. Current owners, the Louw family, have been farming there for six generations  since 1855. Durbanville’s hills and proximity to cold sea breezes make it a prime site for steely Sauvignon Blanc and cool-climate Pinotage.

Diemersdal Estate makes expressive, impressive Pinotage. This 2014 Reserve (they also make a non-reserve) was a Pinotage Top 10 winner in 2015, and is drinking beautifully now and would probably benefit from longer aging.

On the nose are lovely black forest fruits. It is very dark.In the mouth there's a tautness at first soon followed by an explosion of cherry, cassis and vanilla flavours that coat the palate. There’s a long sweet silky finish. Delicious.

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