2010 Kaapzicht Pinotage, Stellenbosch

 

2010 Kaapzicht Pinotage, Stellenbosch,  $17

Kaap Pinotage 2010 1

Recently I had the opportunity to try my first Pinotage and I have to say I loved it.  So, when presented with another opportunity to experience another vintners Pinotage, I had to take advantage of it.  Needless to say, the experience wasn’t quite the same.  While Kaapzicht 2010 Pinotage is interesting it doesn’t have the complexity of the first Pinotage I tried.  Kaapzicht has a beautiful deep ruby color and a pleasing aroma of black fruit.  From the first sip you will find medium tannins, a dark chocolate flavor, a slight tobacco flavor and that’s about it.  But to be fair, the first Pinotage I tried was a 2006.  It had the opportunity to age for 4 years longer than the Kaapzicht and develop more complex nuances and flavors.  I think I will buy another bottle of two of the Kaapzicht and let it age to see if the flavors develop into something more reminiscent of the 2006 Fort Ross Pinotage.

Overall, a very drinkable wine.  I wouldn’t be afraid to give this as a hostess gift and I would be glad to receive it.  Don’t be afraid to try this wine; but maybe purchase two bottles, one for now and one to age.  And yes, I think it will age well.

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