Botanica Wines, Stellenbosch
Botanica Pinot Noir, 2010
The 2010 Botanic Pinot Noir has an upfront, fruit-driven bouquet with ripe fresh strawberries, red cherries and kirsch. The palate is rounded and generous with soft tannins but a fine seam of acidity. Clean, pure red cherries and sloes segue into dark plum towards the smooth finish. This is an accomplished Pinot from Botanic.
Platters Guide to South African Wine 2012: 4.5/5 Start
Food pairing: Nice with duck, poultry but also with grilled shrimp, tuna and cow or goat cheese.