Yesterday we ventured to Majestic Leicester and picked up a bottle of this Pinotage. It's not a grape we usually drink, maybe because we don't often drink Pinot Noir and this grape is a cultivated blend of Pinot Noir and Hermitage (now known as Cinsault)
Quite a classy label, I like the darkness with just a splash of red, a great match to the wine itself. In the glass it was a deep red with a flash of scarlet highlight, unusual though as the highlight was at the bottom of the glass more than the top rim of the wine.
Aroma wise I could instantly smell ripe sour cherries, new carpets (?), light pepper and a subtleness of blossom.
Taste wise the cherries were still there, lovely sourness but not overpowering, along with dark hedgerow fruits. Very light tannins and no oak for me, a nice final peppery tinge with a full rounded finish. Both Nick and I detected a hint of chocolate, the high percent dark chocolate with it's bitter yet sweet flavour.
Very nice wine, thanks David, it has been added to our Majestic buying list.