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2010 Southern Right Pinotage Hemel en Aarde Valley Walker Bay
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2010 Southern Right Pinotage Hemel en Aarde Valley Walker Bay

Producer: Southern Right
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinotage
Origin: South Africa
Region: South Africa

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90? Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2013

Good bright, dark red.  Musky, soil-driven aromas and flavors of strawberry, black olive tapenade and chocolate.  Supple and intense if a bit funky, with harmonious acidity framing and intensifying the mid-palate fruit.  Very suave in texture but distinctly idiosyncratic in its flavors, although there's plenty of lurking red fruit here.  Finishes with sweet tannins and a strong lingering olive element.  You've been warned.

86 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About South Africa

South Africa has produced wines in the area of Cape Town since the 17th century, but the country's significant place in the U.S. market is far more recent. During the era of apartheid, trade sanctions imposed on imports from South Africa kept these wines out of the U.S. and many other markets, with the effect that local South African winemakers had little incentive to produce wines that could compete in a global setting...
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Pinotage

Pinotage is a recent addition to the wine world, having been created in South Africa in 1925, by Stellenbosch University Professor A.I Perold. Perold crossed the Pinot Noir and Cinsaut grapes with the aim of acquiring the best qualities of both parents: classic Pinot Noir flavors with a bountiful crop from sturdy, disease resistant vines. Initially, Pinotage failed to meet this promise, and...
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