Dominik Mueller

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2020 False Bay Pinotage Bush Vine

Tasting note

Transparent, dark ruby colour with thick tears forming in the glass. Dark fruits, mainly blackberry and sour cherry, slighty cooked. Floral aromas and vanilla complement the primary fruit notes. Let’s take a sip: Medium body, firm and crisp tannins. The acidity is overpowered by red fruits which are on the sweeter side. Overall, the taste is not balanced quite as well as the aromas on the nose, owing to a sharp spiciness in the back. The finish, on the other hand, is persistent. For fans of opulent rather than purely elegant wines.

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Tasted by Dominik Müller on Friday, 10 November 2023.


8Wines with a DM5 to DM8 rating are good wines. They are pure and balanced. They also tend to show some character in the form of the typicity of the grape variety or the region.
/ 20 ("good")
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Wine details

Vintage: 2020
Style:still (dry)
Grape variety: Pinotage
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:False Bay
Country:South Africa
Region:Coastal Region
Appellation: n/a
Vineyard: n/a
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