Southern Right is re-defining Pinotage with this intense classically styled, clay-grown wine, packed with complex berry fruit, beautiful tannins and subtle wood spice. Full ripeness and the longer hang-time afforded by cooler sites, combined with the complex, more classic fruit aromas and structure resulting from clay-rich soil, make this wine a highly individual expression of South Africa’s unique grape variety.
The 2018 Southern Right Pinotage takes on highly smoky overtones on the nose with blood orange, roasted dates and iron notes bringing aromatic complexity. The palate is lithe and intense with dark fruits that mingle with citrus rind, red fruit and damp earth flavors. Downright delicious now, this will continue to evolve beautifully over the next decade. 92. Owen Bargreen, International Wine Report.