3 wines to try, buy and put by

Diemersfontein Estate Pinotage, Wellington, South Africa 2012. Sierra Cantabria Rioja Crianza DOCa Rioja, Spain 2009. Weingut Max Ferdinand Richter, Wehlener, Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer 2009.

26th January, 2014

TO TRY

Diemersfontein Estate Pinotage, Wellington, South Africa 2012, €21.91 from Searsons, Monkstown Crescent, Monkstown, Co Dublin and searsons.com (90)

Always one of my favourites of the new wave pinotages, the latest vintage from the Diemersfontein estate once again offers startling quality. Pinotage was specifically bred for the South African climate: it was a cross between pinot noir and hermitage, the then local South African name for the second-division Rhône and Languedoc variety, cinsault. The problem...

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