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Le Sueur Paradoks 2016


The relationship between Pinotage and its parent grapes Cinsaut and Pinot Noir seems to be a point of fascination for more and more winemakers – Beyerskloof makes a three-way blend under the Traildust label as does Ataraxia under the Serenity label while Lanzerac has just launched Prof 2016, a 60:40 blend of Cinsaut and Pinot Noir as part of the Keldermeester Versameling.

Le Sueur Paradoks 2016

Also in the mix is Louis Le Sueur, winemaker at De Krans in Calitzdorp, with his Paradoks 2016. A 50:50 blend of Calitzdorp Cinsaut planted in 1966 and Outeniqua Pinot Noir, it’s modest but quite charming. On the nose, there’s a little reduction but this blows off to reveal red cherry, strawberry and raspberry plus some fynbos and a little caramel while the palate is light and fresh and the finish gently savoury. Price: R175 a bottle.

Editor’s rating: 90/100.

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