RIJK'S PINOTAGE RESERVE 2013
The 2013 Reserve Pinotage is a 6,000-bottle production, a barrel selection from 70% bush vines and the remainder trellised from two or three different blocks. Now this felt quite reduced on the nose at first, blackberry and bilberry at first, moderate delineation, with a quite noticeable almost fynbos-like scent emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy ripe red fruit on the entry, fine tannins and quite saline in the mouth, fanning out nicely with white pepper, clove and a touch of red peppercorns on the aftertaste. This has consistently been a strong performer in recent tastings and the 2013 is another very well-crafted Pinotage.
Robert Parker. The Wine Advocate. 92/100