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Lourensford Dome Pinot Noir 2017

Chilled this ready to drink with my Sunday roast chicken but not too confident it’s going to last long enough to go with dinner. Going perfectly with a warm sunny autumn day. Light and delicate but with enough bite to ensure you don’t just drink it and forget about it.

Oak Valley Pinot Noir 2013

I’ve got a bit of a love hate relationship with South African Pinot Noir. They’re like a really sophisticated album that all the top music journos go mad for, you know it’s clever and talented but you’re not brave enough to admit that it leaves you feeling a bit dead inside. This one started badly. […]

Chamonix Pinot Noir Reserve 2012

Pinot Noir is a bit of an Emperor’s New Clothes thing for me. You try one that people rave about and feel that you should join in the hype, but the feeling that a naked man is about to jump out is always there. Or maybe that’s just me? Either way, I was slightly underwhelm […]

Paul Cluver Pinot Noir 2013

South African Pinot Noir can be a bit hit and miss (mostly miss in my limited experience), but this one is much more of a hit. More high school rugby hit than Schalk Burger at full pelt, but still a hit. Serve chilled on a warm summer afternoon.