Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Darling Cellars Premium Darling Pinotage 2009 76+ Points

Clear, garnet with slight brown rim, advanced color evolution for a 2009, clean with slight soapy character, stewed plums with some overipe red fruits note, high alcohol evident, spicy cinnamon, nutmeg and tobacco character evolving between secondary and tertiary note.

Dry with medium plus slightly hard tannins, tad overextracted, lean, savoury character with some black olives in brine note, high alcohol evident (14%) not totally integrated, salty element,full bodied and robust style indeed, but fruit fading, suggest drinking up to possibly 2015.