2015 Storm 'Vrede' Pinot Noir, Hemel-en-Aarde, South Africa (750ml)
An elegant wine showing beautiful balance and length from the natural acidity—a faithful depiction of the site’s lighter structured, decomposed Granite soils. Displays layers of dark cherry, berry and wood spice. A silky tannin structure compliments the spicy primary fruit perfume.
The 2015 Pinot Noir Vrede has slightly darker fruit than the Ignis this year: dark cherries, boysenberry and wild hedgerow scents that are neatly enmeshed with the 25% new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine delineation. There is plenty of sappy red cherry and raspberry fruit here; it is saline in the mouth with a pinch of black pepper on the finish that has a touch of more structure and backbone.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 92 pts.
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