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Our Wines (archived) - Pinotage
Darling Cellars "Old Block" Pinotage 2003
An elegant, cool climate Pinotage with a touch of oak. Some spice on the nose as well as an abundance of small red currant fruit. Smooth, medium-bodied palate of generous richness and mouth-feel.
Alc: 15.5  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.69  TA: 5.34  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Old Block" Pinotage 2001 -  SOLD OUT
Veritas 2003 - Bronze
An elegant, cool climate Pinotage with a touch of oak. Some spice on the nose as well as an abundance of small red currant fruit. Smooth, medium-bodied palate of generous richness and mouth-feel.

Alc: 14.52  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.8  TA: 5.10  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Old Block" Pinotage 1999
Veritas 2001 - Silver,/b>
An elegant, cool climate Pinotage with a touch of oak. Some spice on the nose as well as an abundance of small red currant fruit. Smooth medium-bodied palate of generous richness and mouth-feel.
Suggested cuisine accompaniments: Roasted pork knuckles, duck liver paté and Mexican beef fajitas.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 1.6  pH: 3.86  TA: 5.22  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Pinotage 1999

Alc: 13.5  RS: 1.6  pH: 3.86  TA: 5.22  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Premium Pinotage 2009
Red and black berries with spicy wood flavours make up the complex nose of this fine Pinotage. A full bodied wine, with underlying complexity and supporting wood aromas.

Alc: 14.1  RS: 1.5  pH: 3.85  TA: 5.27  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Premium Pinotage 2010
Sweet red and black berries with vanilla wood flavours make up the complex nose of this fine Pinotage. A full bodied wine, with underlying complexity and supporting wood aromas.
Alc: 13.58  RS: 2.03  pH: 3.65  TA: 3.65  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve Old Blocks Pinotage 2013

A very bright nose of ripe plums and cherries. These flavours follow on the palate and are complimented by the soft tannins that ensure the wine compliments most light meat dishes very well.


Alc: 14.39  RS: 1.36  pH: 3.58  TA: 5.43  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve "Old Blocks" Pinotage 2011
An inky black wine with complex fruits and floral hints on the nose. On the palate tannin structure is balanced by flavours of liquorice, dark berries and plums.
Alc: 13.65  RS: 4.5  pH: 3.7  TA: 5.99  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellar Reserve Chocoholic 2013
A delicious and elegant wine that delights the nose and palate with lovely ripe plum flavours with soft tannins and lingering notes of toasty oak characters. A wine that shows a lot of modern styling with the trademark Darling elegance!!
Alc: 14.8  RS: 9.92  pH: 3.6  TA: 5.62  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve Chocoholic 2014
A delicious and elegant wine that delights the nose and palate with lovely dark plum flavours with soft tannins and lingering notes of toasty oak characters. A wine that shows a lot of modern styling with the trademark Darling elegance!!
Alc: 14.3  RS: 8.92  pH: 3.68  TA: 5.53  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Kroon 2001 -  SOLD OUT
Veritas 2003 - Silver
‘The Jewel in our Crown’

Silver - South African Wine Trophy Show
Three and a half stars (Wine Magazine)
88 points - Wine Spectator in 2003
A very attractive spicy nose with aromas of coffee and mocha accompanied by a full-boded and well-balance palate. Delicate dark berry fruit slides over the palate with finesse and opulence.

Alc: 13.98  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.72  TA: 5.58  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Kroon 2000
SAA Onboard Listin 2000
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show - Silver
A very attractive spicy nose with aromas of coffee and mocha accompanied by a full-bodied and well-balanced palate. Delicate dark berry fruit slides over the palate with finesse and opulence.

Alc: 13.98  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.72  TA: 5.88  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Pinotage 2001 -  SOLD OUT
Veritas 2003 - Silver
86 points - Wine Spectator in 2003
A very attractive nose with aromas of vanilla and small red berries. A full-bodied and well-balanced palate. Delicate berry fruit holds up a structured palate with finesse and elegance.

Alc: 14.35  RS: 2.1  pH: 3.80  TA: 5.72  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Pinotage 1999
A very attractive nose with aromas of vanilla and small red berries. A full-bodied and well-balanced palate. Delicate berry fruit holds up as structured with finesse and elegance.
Alc: 13.61  RS: 3.2  pH: 3.86  TA: 5.73  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Flamingo Bay Lagoon Rosé 2004
An aromatic, dry rose with an explosion of red berry fruit and boiled sweets on the nose. A refreshing palate ideally suited for brunch with a smoked salmon salad or watching the sun set over a calm sea in summer.
Alc: 12.5  RS: 1.9  pH: 3.44  TA: 6.01  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Groenekloof Pinotage 1999
SAA Onboard Listing
Four star in the 2000 Wine Magazine
Veritas 1999 - Silver
Top 10 Finalist in ABSA Top 10 Pinotage 1999
Matured in 300 liter French and American (20%) oak barrels for 15 months. A very attractive red berry and vanillin nose with aromas of spice accompanied by a full-bodied and well-balanced palate. This wine is a huge mouthfull of Pinotage fruit which slides over the palate with finesse and opulence. Drink now and over the next 5 to 8 years.

Alc: 13.0  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.79  TA: 5.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Old Block" Pinotage 2005
A deep coloured fruity wine with the typical Pinotage aromas of dark chocolate, banana and red berries. On the palate the wine is rich and full-bodied with soft, dry tannins.
Alc: 14.4  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.72  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Pinotage 2005
Vanilla pod, small red berries and a slight hint of banana makes up the complex and concentrated nose of this fine Pinotage. A full-bodied wine, with underlying complexity and tannin, which only presents itself with time.
Alc: 14.72  RS: 1.8  pH: 3.67  TA: 5.67  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Pinotage 2006
Vanilla pod, small red berries and a slight hint of banana makes up the complex and concentrated nose of this fine Pinotage. A full-bodied wine, with underlying complexity and tannin, which only presents itself with time.
Alc: 14.79  RS: 1.3  pH: 3.70  TA: 5.85  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Pinotage 2007
Vanilla pod, small red berries and a slight hint of banana makes up the complex and concentrated nose of this fine Pinotage. A full-bodied wine, with underlying complexity and tannin, which only presents itself with time.
Alc: 14.9  RS: 1.9  pH: 3.66  TA: 6.09  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Flamingo Bay Lagoon Rosé 2005
An aromatic, dry rose with an explosion of red berry fruit and boiled sweets on the nose. Buy by the caseload!
Alc: 12.5  RS: 2.30  pH: 3.60  TA: 5.70  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Old Block" Pinotage 2006
Fresh, but ripe fruit dominates this typical Darling Pinotage. Stone cherries and wild black berries play on the palate for an elegant, yet juicy mouth feel and the wine finishes with soft dry tannins.
Alc: 14.46  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.65  TA: 5.68  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Old Block" Pinotage 2005
Fresh, but ripe fruit dominates this typical Darling Pinotage. Stone cherries and wild black berries play on the palate for an elegant, yet juicy mouth feel and the wine finishes with soft dry tannins.
Alc: 14.68  RS: 2.1  pH: 3.75  TA: 5.22  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Old Block" Pinotage 2009
Fresh, but ripe fruit dominates this typical Darling Pinotage. Stone cherries and wild black berries play on the palate for an elegant, yet juicy mouth feel and the wine finishes with soft dry tannins.
Alc: 14.06  RS: 1.09  pH: 3.93  TA: 5.07  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve "Old Blocks" Pinotage 2010
Fresh, but ripe fruit dominates this typical Darling Pinotage. Stone cherries and wild black berries play on the palate for an elegant, yet juicy mouth feel and the wine finishes with soft dry tannins.
Alc: 13.15  RS: 3.4  pH: 3.89  TA: 5.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve "Old Block" Pinotage 2009
Fresh, but ripe fruit dominates this typical Darling Pinotage. Stone cherries and wild black berries play on the palate for an elegant, yet juicy mouth feel and the wine finishes with soft dry tannins.
Alc: 14.13  RS: 1.09  pH: 3.93  TA: 5.07  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Flamingo Bay Pinotage Rose 2008
Pomegranate and cranberry juice in colour, this is what summer drinking is all about. Turkish delight on the nose and even more obvious on the palate makes for a mouth watering appetising wine.
Alc: 11.77  RS: 1.6  pH: 3.38  TA: 6.26  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Pinotage 2002
Veritas 2005 - Bronze
Veritas 2004 - Bronze
Vanilla pod, pungent flavours of small red berries and a slight hint of banana makes up the complex nose on this fine Pinotage. A subtle wine with underlying complexity which only presents itself with time.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.1  pH: 3.80  TA: 5.72  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Old Block" Pinotage 2008
Fresh, but ripe fruit dominates this typical Darling Pinotage. Stone cherries and wild black berries play on the palate for an elegant, yet juicy mouth feel and the wine finishes with soft dry tannins.
Alc: 13.87  RS: 1.56  pH: 3.74  TA: 5.02  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Chocoholic Pinotage 2015
A vibrant display of fresh fruit and flavours that includes Turkish delight, chocolate, red and black cherries, vanilla, red plum and butterscotch.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 9.7  pH: 3.6  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Gustus Skattie Pinotage Sweet Wine 2013

Ruby red, rich and spicy with notes of dark berries and hints of raisins, it is well bodied, very intense with notes of ripe cherries. Excellent with strong cheeses and desserts.. Serve slightly chilled and enjoy with good friends. Seductively smooth, sensually soft, significantly sweet, mouthfillingly moreish, decadently Pinotage


Alc: 13.91  RS: 128  pH: 4.0  TA: 6.74  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

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