So France and South Africa are the first teams out of the World Cup. The disappointment of not seeing Bafana Bafana progress at home is more than covered by the sneaky glee at seeing the French team implode so publicly.
I have to admit, I’m not a big fan of South African wines. I live in Europe and so there has to be some justification for shipping wines from far flung bits of the globe. I tend to like French Chenin Blanc as much as South African at similar price points, so that’s not a big draw. Pinotage is however, South Africa’s signature wine. The oddity is I just don’t like Pinotage. To me it tastes of burning tyres. It has to be really, really good to taste of burning tyres dipped in wine. I can detect it in homoeopathic quantities and it’s just not nice. I’m aware that this is an unreasonable prejudice, so I don’t drink Pinotage, it has no chance of being good.
I was given a glass of this with no real back out opportunity, and as pinotages go it was fine. It was fruitier and richer than many, but it’s not for me.