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Bosman Family Vineyards Pinotage 2008

Bosman Family Vineyards Pinotage 2008

 Bosman Family Vineyards Pinotage 2008

Lelienfontein – South Africa

Grape Variety – Pinotage

ABV – 14%

Deep, dark purple in colour. Rich but soft fruit with some jammy notes backed up by vegetal and leather aromas. On the palate, dry, full bodied soft red berry fruit and a touch of green peppers on the back. Good, short tannins, acidity with good length.

For some people Pinotage is a bit of a hit or miss variety. I like this variety. It’s a very diverse grape with the ability to produce big, beefy wines as well as soft, subtle wines.

This wine is no exception. It’s a lovely, soft, delicate wine. The palate offers up different levels of fruit and greenery. Once the fruit dies away you are left with more earthier notes and a good, warm sensation on the palate, even a touch of rubber.

This is one of those wines I describe as “Dangerous Wines.” Dangerous in the positive. It’s so easy on the palate. The wine isn’t over the top. It goes down very smoothly.

Drink on it’s own or with red meats.

To read my interview with Corlea Fourie, winemaker at Bosman Wines, click on the link below.

UK supplier Thierry’s.

Thierry's - UK wine importer and distributor

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