90 pts Tim Atkin MW 2021
Boela Gerber uses 40% new oak on this Pinotage, but it’s very well integrated, demonstrating that the variety loves wood. Smooth, supple and concentrated with alluring bramble and wild strawberry fruit, aromas of lily and violet, fine tannins and supporting acidity. 2022-26.
4 Stars 2021 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Though intended for the deepest part of your cellar (as all GC reds), 18 (89 pts) entices with fynbos aromas, silky texture & light cocoa dusting after 14 months in French oak, 40% new. Red plum, raspberry, blueberry fruit elements better integrated than 17 (87 pts
The wine has an intense ruby red colour. Ripe red fruit like sweet strawberries and raspberries combine with black cherries and plums on the nose, while the delicate use of new oak adds a hint of cacao. The bold, ripe fruit flavours follow on the palate, and the fine tannin structure ensures a long, elegant finish.