Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lemberg Tulbagh Pinotage 2010 83 Points

Lemberg Tulbagh Pinotage 2010 83 Points

Clear, bright, ruby red with puirple rim.

Clean, initially very reductive, with aeration reveals a medium plus intensity with leesy complexity, properly brun off after 90 minutes in decanter.

Ripe plums, dark cherries, cranberry, earthy note, hints of varnish, delicately oaked, probably older oak, spicy cinnamon, cloves, camphor and incense stick.

Dry, the very high alcohol ( 14.5%) lends some sweetness, full bodied, fresh, medium acidity, savoury black olives, saturated ripe plums, raisin note, hints of dark chocolate, medium tannin, medium lenght.
Now until 2018.

3000 bottles produced - 12 months in French barrels (225 & 300 L)