"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"
"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