The aroma has a slight funky edge to it, a kind of spicy, cumin-like touch - but where in some Pinotage this cumin aroma can become quite overpowering, here it works beautifully. It doesn't cover the ripe, sweet and (dare I say it?) Pinot-like fruit. Really crisp, refreshing, delineated and pure (another word I never though I would use with this grape) palate; it is nervous like a cool climate wine, though Swartland is supposed to be one of the hotter regions in SA. Nice and moreish (once more a word I never thought I'd use with the grape).
A wonderful wine in many ways: first for bringing me joy with my dinner; and second for proving me wrong about the grape. If one can make good Pinotage, I am sure that others can, too!