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Medium ruby with a touch of garnet on the rim with a watery sheen (14% ABV).  The nose has classic Pinotage aromas of ripe raspberry, red plum, creosote, blackberry, a touch of vanilla and dark red licorice.  The palate is dry with medium (+) acidity and medium tannins.  Medium bodied, I get dark red fruit flavors with the tar note I love in this varietal.  Blackberry sneaks in as does some licorice, both black and dark red.  The mouthfeel is a touch astringent at the back end where the finish is medium in length.  Charred wood and blackberry are the two main flavors that are left.  I like this wine and will pair it tonight alongside Cowboy steaks with baked spuds and grilled asparagus.  89 points from me for this $8, yes, eight bones, bottle makes it a 5 star effort.  Drink this vintage till 2025.  Salut….