2015 Ashbourne Pinotage (Walker Bay)

Producer
Ashbourne
Origin
Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay, South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Pinotage
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
ready
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
92 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, April 2017
91 points, Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, Oct 2017

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Media Reviews

Neal Martin

The 2015 Ashbourne comes from a single vineyard planted in 1996 at a high density and matured in 400-liter barrels and foudres. It has a potent bouquet with quite a strong medicinal scent percolating through the dense black fruit, the new oak neatly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin. I appreciate the backbone and focus here, slightly grainy in texture with cloves and sage towards the complex finish. 92 points

Tim Atkin MW

After a gap of five years, this is the follow on vintage to the 2010, now released at a younger age when its fruit flavours are more vibrant. With some spice from 10% whole bunches, it’s structured and scented, showing mulberry and wild strawberry sweetness. 91 points

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