Pours dark crimson. Strong aroma of red fruits. I was actually surprised at how aromatic it was upon opening. On the palate, mainly cherry, a bit of raspberry and some licorice. Surprising level of tartness, and nice fuzzy tannins. Finish feels maybe a tad hot, but it's not horrible. I feel absolutely no coffee, burnt rubber or any of the Pinotage notes I've read about. Little to no oak for that matter. I tried pairing it with some slow cooker pulled pork and it worked well. As I read that Pinotage can handle some spice, I added some sriracha mayo to the pork. This was a big mistake. The wine made the sriracha taste like the fire of 100 burning habaneros. If I had this blind, I would have concluded that this is some sort of Italian native grape like Lagrein. It definitely gives me that vibe.
Light color and body. Aromas and flavors of cherry and cranberry, finishing off with some nice, light and fuzzy tannin. Better with a bit of air, and when served slightly cooled. Very enjoyable summer wine.