M&S Classics No.16 Pinotage review - WineUncorked: Wine Reviews and Tips


Pinotage may have started life as the Pinot Noir grape but it got crossed with another French grape called Cinsault to enable it to better survive the hot South African sun. The resulting grape had a hard life being accepted - mainly because the wines had a tendancy to smell like a bicycle tyre. That rubbery smell is still evident here, but only very lightly. The style seems quite homebrew to start with but it opens out quite deliciously into flavours of fresh cherries and violets with the softness of milk chocolate. Worth a try.

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Type: Red wine
Grape variety: Pinotage
Vintage: 2020
Country: South Africa
Special characteristics: Fair trade, Vegan
Region: Swartland
Supplier: M&S
Price when reviewed: 8
What the label says: lightly oaked, intense and fruity
Alcohol %: 13.5
Format: Bottle with screwcap

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