Spice Route Pinotage 2006

Pinotage from South Africa

Item No. 94759
  • red wine
  • WS90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

An exceptional Swartland block of pinotage, on deep oakleaf soils at Rheeboksfontein, yielded fruit of intense concentration. This block has been used since the inception of the Spice Route Wine Company, and continues to deliver high quality. Another warm Swartland vintage has produced a wine with ripe, dark character.

Colour: Deep ruby, with dark purple tones
Aroma: Dark, sweet fruits with youngberry and dried prunes. Liquorice and pine needles, with vanilla hints.
Palate: Well developed tannins, with integration of brooding fleshy fruits and oak flavours. Balanced medium body, with a full finish.

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Matt Ellis - Wrentham, MA (read all my reviews)

My wife and I had this last night. Very smooth, not too big.
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my "house wine" is Fairview Pinotage: earthy and well priced @ 15. Spice Route is smooth but not much else goin on
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Five centuries ago the ancient mariners braved uncharted seas to round the Cape in search of exotic spices. Their nerve and dash inspired Charles Back to found the Spice Route Winery in 1997. Charles had bought the farm Klein Amoskuil, and this Malmesbury based farm is now home to Spice Route's Swartland terroir styled wines. The Spice Route Winery has found its signature wine...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Pinotage

Pinotage(Pee-noh-TAHJ) South Africa Creation Pinotage is all South Africa. A crossing between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut in the early 1900's created this national variety and the South Africans have worked for decades to tame the grape. Luckily, winemakers discovered how to turn this variety into high-quality wine and their results are delicious. ...

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