Wine review: 2007 Southern Right Pinotage

The 2007 Southern Right Pinotage was a nice surprise the other night for dinner. I expected it to be more blunt, since it’s so young. But it was very smooth. Almost too smooth. I bet in a couple of years it will be a nice balance with more power. Overall, though, a very good wine, especially for the price around $20.

It’s from Walker Bay in South Africa, a country I’d love to visit one day.
Wine Spectator says 90 points and the quote below, but I think that’s a bit generous:
Smoky and fleshy, but with good aromatics and vibrancy to the black currant, fig, roasted sage and bramble notes. A nice minerally spine lingers through the finish. Drink now through 2010.