4 Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Tasted as preview, 17 (89 pts) not as ripe as 16 (88 pts) 85% older barrels 15 months, wonderfully perfumed, violets, blueberries & plums, some cinnamon, the tannins supple, harmonious. Has poise & presence.
An elegant reference of Stellenbosch Pinotage. The L’Avenir Provenance Pinotage is medium-bodied, exhibiting a fine balance between fruit and spiciness, with a smooth and refined texture.
The nose has attractive notes of cherries and mulberries, complemented by the sweet spiciness that is typical to fine Pinotage. A medium-bodied, with fine-grained, silky tannins. The palate is smooth and offers seductive notes of crushed pomegranate, juicy plums and black cherries.
The palate is refined and sophisticated, with a delicate balance, showcasing the finesse and restrained power of modern Pinotage.