Blackwater Cuvée Terra Lux Pinot Noir 2011

March 5, 2013
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 2 Comments
Roars with flavour?

Roars with flavour?

Blackwater is the label of Francois Haasbroek, formerly winemaker at Waterford in Stellenbosch. Continuing my fatal fascination with local Pinot Noir, I was compelled to buy a bottle of his Cuvée Terra Lux Pinot Noir 2011, R165 a bottle from Manuka Fine Wines in Somerset West and was pretty impressed.

Wine of Origin specified as “Cape South Coast”, it shows red and black cherry and a hint of musky perfume typical of the variety.  It’s clean and pure with gentle acidity but could do with a tad more structure and tannic grip. Score: 15.5/20.

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  1. Hennie @ BatonageMarch 7, 2013 at 10:19 amReply

    I’d be very interested to hear what you have to say about his 2 white wines. 

  2. harryMarch 5, 2013 at 9:56 amReply

    From barrel samples alone I’d add at least a point to the 2012.

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