Bruce Jack Flag of Truce Pinotage 2021
By Christian Eedes, 6 October 2022
“I’m not sure the carbonic, crunchy style of Pinotage has legs,” says Bruce Jack of Bruce Jack Wines referring to the new wave take on this always controversial variety. In any event, he’s come up with his own version in the form of the Heritage Collection Flag of Truce 2021 that might be considered just hipster enough.
Grapes from a high-lying Breedekloof vineyard, winemaking involved 20% carbonic maceration, 20% whole-bunch fermentation and a portion of sun-dried stems added back while maturation lasted 12 months in oak, 15% of which was new.
The nose has a floral top note before plums and red cherry plus hints of fynbos and spice while the palate is pure and energetic – good fruit concentration, bright acidity and, yes, slightly crunchy tannins. A vivid wine that offers great pleasure. Price: R573 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 95/100.
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