93 points – Tim Atkin MW, 2019 Report
90 points – iwsc.net
This collector’s item is made from a selection of only the finest barrels produced from L’Avenir’s famed Block 2 Pinotage vineyard. Produced in the honor of L’Avenir’s former winemaker and a pioneer of Stellenbosch Pinotage Pioneer, Francois Naudé, this wine is L’Avenir’s flagship and the pinnacle of modern, Stellenbosch Pinotage. The first single-vineyard wine from Block 2 was produced in 2004. This was the start of one of the most iconic South African wines. This pinotage has an aging potential of 20-25 years
A symphony of violets, potpourri, dried cranberries and hints of dark chocolate. Fresh and inviting, yet complex, layered, and intriguing. Well-judged oak, fruit purity, and textured richness are hallmarks of this world-class wine. The palate is generous and complex, with fresh cherries and a subtle, sweet spiciness that distinguishes fine Stellenbosch Pinotage.
Vintage 2018 | Varietal 100% Pinotage | Appellation Stellenbosch | Average Age of vines: 17 years
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.5% Ale, Vol. ACIDITY: 5.5 g/L, PH: 3.51, RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.8 g/L