96 pts Tim Atkin MW 2020
Abrie Beeslaar sources his Pinotage from sandier soils than the ones he uses to make Kanonkop’s Black Label release. The result is a slightly brighter, more scented wine with less weight and concentration but engaging finesse and palate length. Silky and supple, it’s a red that shows the Pinot Noir side of the grape’s personality, with fine tannins and sweet summer berry flavours. 2022-28.
4 ½ Stars 2021 Platter’s South African Wine Guide – 2018 Beeslaar Pinotage
There’s plenty of notably sweet flavour, almost jammy richness & density on 18 (92 pts). 40% new oak, strong tannin structure & powerful 14.5 % alcohol gives more blockbuster effect than usual here.