De Bos Walker Bay Pinot Noir 2012
By Christian Eedes, 14 March 2013
Three more De Bos wines, the Fairtrade accredited label from Bosman Family Vineyards in Wellington.
The unwooded Walker Bay Chardonnay 2012 is light and fresh but a bit simple, the Handpicked Merlot noticeably sweet (RS 5.2g/l) while the Bay Pinot Noir 2012 is the most noteworthy – black cherry, obvious but not totally discordant toasty oak, extra-fresh acidity and a saline finish. From vineyards planted between 2006 and 2008, it’s not super-complex but at R95 a bottle, Pinot addicts won’t be constrained by price when it comes to getting their fix. Score: 15/20.