Worthy successor to the excellent 2009 (90 Points) with marginally less alcohol, more approachable and more nuanced, yet still a full bodied offering, structured freshness with savory edges, the red fruits are delicately ripe, there is no oak aesthetics here and far better integrations than 2009 vintage lending greater definitions and a sense of seamlessness, with just the perfect mid palate stuffing, it is clear that site specific Pinot Noir in Roberston district have the potential to rival with the best Pinot regions,districts and wards of South Africa.
I am confident we should see this transformation within the next 3 to 5 years and De Wetshof Estate leading the pack in the valley, already the 2012 Nature in Concert tasted out of barrels (conservative 91 points at this stage) is indeed seductive and outstanding and I reckoned will be an even better drops once final blend made and when it will hit the market by 2016+
Alcohol: high | 14 %abv
Notes: strawberries | currants | cranberry | cherry pip | roasted pinenuts
Ideal drinking occasions: wintertime and romantic dinner
Serve with: roasted venison loin with sweet potato mash, mushrooms medley, truffle oil
Drink: now until 2022+