Clear, bright ruby red with purple. Clean nose with fresh strawberry, blueberry, black cherry, and licorice. Dry, medium tannin, medium-full body, medium alcohol and acidity; cooked raspberries and blueberries, cherry, strawberry. A long finish that’s like blueberry pie with cinnamon. This is honestly one of the better South African wines I’ve had—I love trying new ones, though many of them come across lacking something. This totally makes me happy that I’ve kept trying. I would definitely drink this again!

Palate Press Wine of the Week- Lions Drift Pinotage

2008 Lions Drift Pinotage – Breedekloof, South Africa

Selected as the Palate Press Wine of the Week, May 30 – June 6, 2010, by the readers of Palate Press: the online wine magazine.

Clear, bright ruby red with purple. Clean nose with fresh strawberry, blueberry, black cherry, and licorice. Dry, medium tannin, medium-full body, medium alcohol and acidity; cooked raspberries and blueberries, cherry, strawberry. A long finish that’s like blueberry pie with cinnamon. This is honestly one of the better South African wines I’ve had—I love trying new ones, though many of them come across lacking something. This totally makes me happy that I’ve kept trying. I would definitely drink this again! Highly recommended. RR

WHO: Lions Drift
WHAT: Pinotage
WHERE: Breedekloof, South Africa
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: $15 (Media Sample)

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