Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Welbedacht Wine Estate Wellington Pinotage 2008 86+ Points

Welbedacht Wine Estate Wellington Pinotage 2008 86+ Points

Medium clear, bright, ruby red with purple rim, high concentration, high viscosity, no evidence of gas or sediment.

Clean, high plus intensity, very ripe plums, sultanas, Christmas fruitcake, dark stone fruit in eau de vie, rich and complex, earthy dark rocks minerals, generously wooded, spicy cloves, nutmeg, perhaps a combination of American & French oak?

Some hints of vegetative greenness appears after 36 hours of aeration, high alcohol, 14 ABV on label, could it be higher> 14.3?

Dry, confirms fruit, medium acidity (possibly acidified), medium plus tannins, high alcohol, confirms fruits, with plum compote and tamarind paste as new flavours, rich style, pure fruit, oak showy but well managed, unobtrusive, fine expression of a Wellington Ward Pinotage, without a doubt amongst the finest.

Served at 14 degrees Celsius, with a grilled medium rare aged beef rump nature, speckle of Maldon salts, mangetout, baby carrots in butter and roasted beetroot, clear jus, extra virgin olive Oil from Wellington.

Now until 2018+