Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hidden Valley Western Cape Pinotage 2009 87+ Points

Hidden Valley Western Cape Pinotage 2009 87+ Points

Clear, bright, ruby cherry/crimsom red with purple rim, medium plus concentration, medium plus viscosity, no gas or sediment.

Clean, medium plus intensity, ripe plums, cherries, strawberries, blueberries, earthy, toasty and smoky, spicy note, matchstick, floral with hints of lavender, aromatic/nose at present slightly overpowered by oak, but might integrate with time.

Dry, medium plus acidity, high tannin but ripe and grainy, medium plus alcohol new flavors of tea leaf, plums and touch sappy, vibrant style medium plus lenght and medium plus complexity, need +/- 2 years to start expressing it's full potential or served now at 13 degrees celsius with a flame grilled venison loin and creamy black pepper sauce, from 2013 until 2019 if cellared under optimum conditions