$13, 4 stars, 87 points, Naked Wines, Pinotage, South Africa, western cape
Opaque, deep purple colored with slow moving legs (14% ABV). The nose has aromas of dark plum, black cherry, purple licorice and a touch of smoke and coffee. The palate is dry with medium (-) acidity and bold tannins that cover my cheeks. Flavors of black cherry, blackberry and black plum with coffee and smoke on the back end. There is a touch of bitterness on the finish showing perhaps some greeness in the tannins? Full bodied with a medium finish, this is going to pair well with my grilled Tri-tip and Boerewors sausage. Not overly complex or rich, it is tasty and easygoing wine with short term cellaring capacity. I would drink this 87 pointer till 2025 and for $13 it’s a 4 star effort to stock up on for barbecues and parties. Salut….