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Spier Private Collection Pinotage 2005 Review & Tasting Notes

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Wine Flavors

The flavors of the 2005 Spier Private Collection Pinotage are much like the aromas: creamy vanilla and red fruit. It's a dry, full-bodied wine with strong tannins and a lingering aftertaste. The aromas of this 2005 Pinotage are moderate in intensity and consist of vanilla, cream, plum, and other red fruits.

Spier Private Collection Pinotage 2005 Tasting Notes

Color & Clarity
The 2005 Spier Private Collection Pinotage has a deep, dark, purple-red color with nice clarity and strong legs. It's also quite bright for an aging wine.

Nose
The aromas of this 2005 Pinotage are moderate in intensity and consist of vanilla, cream, plum, and other red fruits.

Palate
The flavors of the 2005 Spier Private Collection Pinotage are much like the aromas: creamy vanilla and red fruit. It's a dry, full-bodied wine with strong tannins and a lingering aftertaste.

Food Pairing
  • Cheddar Cheese: The 2005 Spier Private Collection Pinotage acquires a nicer, stronger taste when combined with cheddar cheese. It's a pairing that's definitely worth trying, especially since the cheese helps tame the alcohol.
  • Ostrich: When paired with ostrich this 2005 Spier Pinotage becomes a bit drier and more aromatic. The addition of pepper-jack cheese creates an extra tingly feel as well.
  • Buffalo: The Spier Pinotage becomes more meaty and even gamey in taste when paired with buffalo meat. The meaty taste is one of the hallmarks of Pinotage wines so this is a great pairing to try in order to get that effect.
  • Steak: With regular steak, this Pinotage becomes a bit drier and a little bit more meaty in flavor — but not as much as when this wine is paired with buffalo meat.
  • Salmon with Feta: The Spier Pinotage is a bit drier when paired with salmon and feta and the flavor doesn't last as long.

Overall, the 2005 Spier Private Collection Pinotage should be good with almost any red meat but especially gamier meats like lamb, venison, ostrich, buffalo, etc. It should also be good with pasta and red tomato sauces and pizza — but deeper, darker sauces rather than light, fresh tomato sauces.

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Spier Private Collection Pinotage 2005

Editor reviews

 
Overall Quality 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Austin    November 03, 2011
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Spier Private Collection Pinotage

Pinotage is notoriously difficult to do well, but the Spier Private Collection Pinotage is quite good - not the best Pinotage I've had, but worth trying if you are unfamiliar with this variety of wine. You'll definitely want to have it with meat!

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