Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2015
By Christian Eedes, 18 May 2018
Kaapzicht, the Bottelary property owned by the Steytler family, is now probably best known for its the 1947 Chenin Blanc, but the top-of-the-range Steytler Pinotage has always been one of the big guns.
The 2015 vintage (R525 a bottle from Wine Cellar) is now out. Matured for 24 months in 100% new French oak, the nose shows vanilla, milk chocolate and cinnamon notes to go with red cherry. The palate is surprisingly medium bodied given an alcohol of 14.63% – it appears slightly sweet on entry, the acidity moderate and the tannins soft while the finish is gently savoury. It’s very deftly made but arguably lacks thrill factor.
Editor’s rating: 91/100.
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