A solid and concentrated wine, with mature fruit, yet vivacious with a structure of harsh tannins.
Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2007 Pinotage ?Superieur? was aged in American oak for 14 months. It initially seems far better controlled than the oak treatment on the Cabernet Superieur reviewed this issue, with a good combination of acidity, some game and power, all with that sweet oak overlay. There is pretty good depth here, and it seems like quite a mouthful, although not always the most charming wine, as the tannins can be a bit hard on the finish, and it is a bit sharp. Add the oak, which increasingly drenches the wine and submerges the fruit as it airs out, and this is a wine with pros and cons. If you like what the oak produces, you?ll love it. If not, you?ll hate it. It does have a chance of integrating its oak better in a couple of years, but its price point coupled with its grape and place of origin may make it a hard sell. Oddly enough, this might have been my sentimental favorite of the group, certainly it is the one I will be most interested in watching develop in the cellar. There were 2,148 bottles produced. Drink now-2018. (Oct 2011)