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2019 Francois Van Niekerk Pinotage - 96 PTS - DECANTER

decanter gold 96pts 2021"A full-bodied and brooding wine. Precisely balanced with red cherries, blueberries, coffee, and chocolate with silky tannins and refreshing sour cherry acidity. Serious pedigree here."

- Decanter WWA 2021, 96 points and Gold Medal


2020 Francois Van Niekerk Pinotage - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts

"After 24 months of oak aging, this wine offers subtle baking spices and herbs on the nose. It's full-bodied, with a good tannic structure and excellent acidity lifting a savory palate. Smoke, basil, rosemary and plenty of black and red fruit are accented by cooking spices. Drink now–2030. - Jesica Vargas"

- Wine Enthusiast (October 2023), 92 pts


2020 Francois Van Niekerk Pinotage - 94 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"The talented Francois van Niekerk is the CEO of Wellington Wines, but also makes a little Pinotage under his own label. Combining grapes from Wellington and Agter Paarl (hence the Coastal label), this is a very elegant, considered iteration of the variety, with beautifully integrated 70% new wood, velvety tannins and black cherry and wild strawberry fruit. 2023-28"

- Tim Atkin (South Africa 2022 Special Report), 94 pts