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South Africa, Franschhoek

Allee Bleue

Allee Bleue Pinotage 2015

Allee Bleue Pinotage 2015 4 ½ Stars 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Tasting Notes

May 2018 - The 2015 Allee Bleue Pinotage is a beautiful expression of the varietal. Given 14 months of a combo of American and French oak, 50% new, plum, cherry and wild berry notes are tempered with nicely integrated oak influenced notes of coconut, subtle caramel and light vanilla aromatically. Medium fuller bodied this has a core of plump red fruit flavors, strawberry, cherry and darker plum that are bright and concentrated with a vein of acidity giving drive and vibrancy. The tannins give good structural support firming up the finish. This has engaging length with a hint of sour cherry pushing up on the dry, lingering finish. This is just now starting to show glimpses of its true potential and should drink impressively over the next 2-3 years.

Food Accompaniments

Beef Wellington


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

Gold Medal - 2017 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show
4 ½ Stars 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

An excellent example of the grape. 15 generous bramble fruit supported by serious dry tannins & 50% new French & American oak (14 months), hint of coconut & long lingering sour cherry finish.



Winemaker Notes

Intense brick red colour. Upfront fruit bringing to mind ripe cherries and plums followed by sweet vanilla pods , liquorice and some cedar wood, all reflecting the cultivar. The palate is rich, soft and very elegant. A full flavoured Pinotage that depicts the terroir and cultivar.


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Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

14.5% alcohol by volume

$22.99

13267

Pinotage


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