Robertson property De Wetshof makes an array of high-quality examples of Chardonnay every year but the other Burgundian variety which is Pinot Noir proves a more difficult proposition, 2017 being the first vintage to see commercial release since 2013.
The nose is particularly engaging with notes of red cherry, rose water, musk and some pepper while the palate is marked by sweet fruit, vibrant acidity and fine tannins, the finish long and gently savoury. Generally speaking, a rather pretty take on the variety. Price: R315 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 90/100.
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