Diemerrsfontein Wellington Pinotage 2007
Deeply translucent purple red in colour, vibrant in its hue.
Sweet oak, toffee and mocha on nose - has a milky overtone too - like iced coffee. An intriguing aroma - unlike any red that comes to mind. And it doesn't remind me of Pinotage either!
Even more intriguing in palate. Is this is a sweet wine? The caramel and mochaccino (coffee/choc) flavours would have you think so, but then a bitter finish (as you get with coffee) kicks in. Tannins have upfront grip and dissolve away on finish, there's earth and leather and all manner of savoury things with fruit reminiscent of ripe purple fleshed plums and red guava jam. Lashings of smoky cedary oak too. A voluptuous full-bodied red, it finishes spicy and dry and the aftertaste lasts for ages.
A fascinating wine - you have to keep tasting it. It's even better the next day - when juicy red berry flavours push their way through.
This wine was a gift from Peter May when he came to visit. Peter - we liked it! No, we loved it! Thank you for the experience.
Alcohol is stated at 14% vol and the bottle has a screwcap closure. Interestingly, the back label says, "The original coffee / chocolate Pinotage now in its 7th great vintage. It befriends - It converts - it seduces"
People - you just have to try this! It's totally yum!