Simonsig Redhill Pinotage 2009 has struck the high notes by being the only South African wine to crack the Top 100 Cellar Selection 2013 list compiled by Wine Enthusiast, one of the world’s most influential magazines devoted exclusively to wine and spirits.
Scoring 92 points and a spot amongst the world’s best - tasting director, Lauren Buzzeo, who reviews wines from South Africa, Languedoc-Rousillon and Israel for the magazine, says the Simonsig Redhill Pinotage is “an excellent example of the variety done right.”
With its annual Top 100 Cellar Selection list, Wine Enthusiast magazine, based in the USA, aims to inform its readers and wine collectors about exceptional wines with excellent ageing potential from all over the globe.
Brimming with assertive dark-fruit aromas the palate of the Redhill Pinotage bursts with the vibrant flavours of boysenberry, mulberry and plum and is rounded off beautifully with spicy notes of vanilla, pepper and bittersweet cocoa powder. Whilst this concentrated, balanced wine is delicious with a big steak now, its gentle tannins provide the structure to develop more depth and nuance with some time in the cellar.