Dark in color with a rich nose of dark cherries and some dark chocolate. On the mid palate the wine displays some dark cherries to match the nose along with dark chocolate, some licorice and even some medicinal notes. The wine is creamy in texture and long notes of dark chocolate persist. Theres lots of notes of depth and complexity that I have a hard time describing. It’s quite rich. There’s some nice tannins to the long finish along with some sweetness. I would give it an 88-89. I am not well versed in Pinotage so can’t say whether this is a good one or not. It certain is a unique flavor.
From the LCBO web site:
Barista Pinotage 2013—VINTAGES#: 172585 | 750 mL bottle
STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity $14.95
Release Date:February 21, 2015
Alcohol/Vol 13.9% Made in: Western Cape, South Africa By: Vinimark Trading Sugar Content:6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity Varietal: Pinotage Description This wine is Integrity & Sustainability Certified by the South African Wine and Spirit Board. The rich coffee aromas and flavours are produced by fermenting some of the carefully selected grapes in oak. The resulting wine will offer up red berry fruit, smoke, spice and, of course, coffee. Try this with braised beef, or with a hearty beef stew.