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88? Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2011
Moderately saturated medium red. Very reduced nose offers soil-driven dried rose, smoky minerality and tar, along with leather and musky bonfire notes. Silky on entry, then edgy in the middle, displaying limited fruit ripeness to its flavors of smoke, earth and herbs. Turned a bit more gamey with aeration and showed a whiff of burning asphalt without really losing its reductive character. A second bottle was similar. Disappointing for this wine, which in the best years can be South Africa's top pinot.