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Top Rated Pinotage

Môreson vineyards in South Africa

Originally cross-bred in South Africa in 1925 between the Pinot Noir and the Cinsault varieties, today, Pinotage is grown all over the world. With a variety of styles, the consistently deep, robust flavor of Pinotage is fruit-forward, smoky and earthy, with notes of bramble. Below are the top Pinotages we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines.

 

L'Avenir
2001 Pinotage
Stellenbosch, South Africa

14/20
$30

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Man Vintners
2005 Pinotage
South Africa
13.5/20

$8

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Môreson
2007 Pinotage
South Africa
13.5/20

$13

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Spice Route
2005 Pinotage
Swartland, South Africa
13.5/20

$18

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Villiera
2007 Pinotage
Stellenbosch, South Africa
13.5/20

$17

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Durbanville Hills
2005 Pinotage
Durbanville, South Africa
13/20

$13

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Simonsig Family Vineyards
2008 Pinotage
Stellenbosch, South Africa
13/20

$14

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