O’Leary Walker Pinotage 2022
A South African speciality which we rarely see in Australia (at the very least, pick up a bottle for the next blind tasting evening with your wineloving friends). The vines here, from a vineyard in the Clare Valley, are six years old. The wine spent 9 months in seasoned French oak. Jack Walker, the next generation, is the winemaker. A deep, dark red hue, the nose offers an array of dry herbs, red fruits, florals, warm earth, raspberries and a hint of rustic fungals. Dense, with balance, this is a wine of medium length, which should provide much pleasure over the next 2 to 4 years. Lots to love and very promising for the future of Pinotage in Australia.