"Wonderful days don't simply happen. Usually they're made."
Hello everyone! It's my sincerest wish that you have nothing short of an exceptional day. Why exceptional? Well... why not?
This wasn't a wine sampling. Well... actually it wasn't a sampling at all since we each had two glasses. But, this was more of a wine treat.
Chucky's Point Score: 86
Tiffany's Point Score: 92
Appellation: Coastal Region, South Africa
Grape Varietal(s): 100% Pinotage
Price: $5.00 at Eat More Produce
Producer: Ernst & Co.
Tasting notes as follows.
|Chucky's Tasting Sheet|
Chucky's Notes: "Absolutely incredible and tasty wine at this price! It's not a bargain... it's a steal. The bouquet seems timid and mild but the taste pounces upon you like a vegetarian in a yogurt shop! A deliciously fruity blend of bold and soft red notes. Tannins are nicely mild and luscious remnants hang around in my mouth."
|Tiffany's Tasting Sheet|
Tiffany's Notes: "Wow! Love, love, love it! I love the tar and powerful red fruits on bouquet, which really made me want to dive into the glass for a nice swim. Tannins are perfect with a super smooth bold fruity finish! Each sip brings out the fruits and smoothness! I sure hope Chucky will fill up my empty glass!"
From the vintner's web site:
From the label:
"For four generations, the Gouws family has been linked to the fine art of wine making. Just as a fine artwork bears the signature of its creator, so too does our family's flagship wine. Ernst Gouws & Co will always pay homage to our heritage, saluting the traditions of our forefathers."
This is not a good wine. This is a great one! I know that my score seems a little lower than I usually rate the wines but the tallied number is quite misleading. After it was all said and done and when the bottle was empty, Tiffany and I went back to Eat More Produce. But, we were too late. Somebody beat us to the punch. No more bottles of them gem to be had. This was a close-out (let's get rid of these last bottles) special. Andy had gone loco and marked many, many case remnants at $5.00 per bottle. Lucky Chucky! Lucky Tiffany!
This Pinotage was delicious and elegant. It passed an Old World charm onto our palate. Tiffany and I immediately commented to each other what an under-rated grape varietal this is. We also concurred that blind taste testing might lead one to believe this to be a $40+ bottle of vino. Yes my friend... It was that good.
Hi-dee hi-dee I-should-have-bought-more-than-one-bottle-ho my friend.