92 pts James Suckling January 2022
Cherries, dark plums, stewed olives, espresso and dried herbs on the nose. Medium-bodied with crisp acidity. Fruity, crunchy and succulent style of pinotage with delicious, savory olive notes. Sustainable. Drink now.
4 ½ Stars 2022 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Styled for the long haul from Darling & Cape Town fruit, 17 (91 pts) opens out to a heady mix of dark plum & damson, attractive whiff of toasty oak (40% new French), ripe, supple tannin. Rich, juicy texture given firm freshness by acid.
This Pinotage is a sensual rendition of South Africa’s signature indigenous variety. Hand-harvested from low yielding, unirrigated bush vines, with black cherry, mulberry and raspberry fruit, an earthy minerality and beautiful oak integration.