Deep inky colour, with bold aromas of mocha and caramel. Aromas of deep and fleshy fruit, with ripe plums and blackberries. Medium to full bodied, with lovely richness and sweet fruit on the finish. Tannins give lovely structure and oaking is well handled so as not to dominate the fruit.
We had good rain through the growing season and then there was also rain during the harvest. However, because Pinotage is an "earlier" ripening variety this harvest rain did not have too much of an impact, with most of the grapes having been harvested before the rain came. Oaking treatment was slightly more restrained to allow the fruit-forward nature of the vintage to come to the fore. (Anthony de Jager)