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2013 Indwe Pinotage - 87 PTS - WA

wa300"A disclaimer: I have never cared much for Pinotage, the indigenous South African grape variety, but this 2013 Pinotage from Indwe, named after the country's national bird, the blue crane, comes across like a light Pinot Noir. Subtle notes of cherries, spice and forest floor are followed by a round, light to medium-bodied, pure, seductive, well-crafted wine that should drink well for a year or so. - Robert Parker"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (November 2014), 87 pts

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2020 Indwe Pinotage - 88 PTS - Silver Medal - BTI

bti silver 2021 b"Dark violet color. Aromas of black plum, black raspberry, leather, rooibos tea, black olive, fruit leather, and vanilla with a satiny, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long olive, beets, clove, and thyme finish with well-integrated, fine, chewy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A bright, food friendly wine with complex savory and fruit flavors; try with otherwise hard to pair game dishes."

- Beverage Testing Institute (April 2021)

 

2020 Indwe Pinotage - Excellent/Extraordinary - Great Value - WP

wplogo"Every now and then, a wine can put a smile on your face and ignite a party with the first sip. For me, those aren’t usually pinotage, South Africa’s red grape, but here’s one that caught my attention. It’s affordable, too, another bonus."

"This delightful red wine is bright in flavor and light in body, almost airborne like the blue crane — South Africa’s endangered national bird — it is named for. Let this chill half an hour in the fridge and then you can chill with your friends and some casual summer grilled foods. Proceeds benefit blue crane conservation efforts of the International Crane Foundation and the Endangered Wildlife Trust. - Dave McIntyre"

- The Washington Post (July 2021)