Pinehurst Pinotage (2004): Wine Review


2004 Pinehurst Pinotage
Where found? Moreson, Franschhoek
How much? R39

Drunk with? Lunch; An assortment of delectable homemade curries.
Did it suit? Quite well
Value for money? Yes
SA Blog recommends? For (somewhat pricey) fun with friends.

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Tasting notes
Pinehurst is the Moreson estate’s vin de table range, and, as table-wine pinotages go, this one is a bit expensive. But the quality of the grapes – which derive only from the estate’s boutique-sized vineyards – shines through. The classic pinotage pluses – candy-like fruitiness and fine-grit mouthfeel – are there without the classic minuses – cough mixture sweetness, most notably – and the wine makes a great fit for a spicy meal.