Stellar awards for the 2021 vintage

Nov 15, 2023

Platter’s Guide 2024 – 5* / 97 points “The pinotage whisperer coaxes another stellar performance from his vines – sleek, harmonious, with a polished tannin structure & 2 years 70% new oak supporting unfolding layers of flavour: plums, hedgerow fruit, scrub, spice & whiff of sweet cigar. Will age beautifully, minimum 10 years, especially in magnum.” – Winnie Bowman, Platter Taster

Tim Atkin MW – 94 points “Francois van Niekerk only makes one red, but what a wine it is. Combining grapes from a pair of old-vine parcels in Agter Paarl and Wellington, it’s a scented, effortlessl concentrated, well-balanced Pinotage with stylish 70% new oak, detailed, layered tannins, plum, liquorice and blackberry flavours and the concentration to age. 2024-30″

ABSA Top 10 Pinotage 2023 – Top 10 Winner

Veritas Wine Awards 2023 – Double Gold

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