Cap Maritime<br />2019 Pinot Noir<br>South Africa

Cap Maritime
2019 Pinot Noir
South Africa

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TYPE Dry - Red
REGION Cape South Coast | South Africa
GRAPES Pinot Noir
APPELLATION Hemel En Aarde Valley
92 points, Wine Enthusiast |
91 points, Wine Spectator |
91 points, James Suckling |
90 points, Wine Advocate |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
92 points, Wine Enthusiast
“Ripe red cherry, mulberry, and macerated strawberry form the core of this rich, fruit-forward wine, with additional notes of sweet wood spice and pie that add decadence. The medium-weight mouth is plush and textured all at once, with more ripe fruit flavors and baking spice tones that yield an impression of cherry pie and baked brambleberry tart. Medium acidity and fine tannins support the rich mouthfeel and provide the framework through the enduring close. Drink now–2026.”

91 points, James Suckling
“Aromas of dark raspberries, cherries, dried flowers, smoke, and dried spices. It’s medium-bodied with sleek tannins. Vibrant and textured with a dark, mineral character on the finish. Drink now.”

91 points, Wine Spectator
“Rich with aromas and flavors of wood smoke, this bright, medium- to full-bodied red layers grippy, chalk-tinged tannins with a core of crushed cherry and black raspberry fruit and enticing notes of rose hip, stemmy herb, cedar and sandalwood. A savory version, tightly-meshed and fresh. Give it some time in the cellar or decant to let it shine. Best from 2023 through 2029.”

90 points, Wine Advocate
“Starting with a classic ruby core, the 2019 Pinot Noir opens with soft, red-berried aromas of cranberry, wild strawberry and a soft undertone of dried herbs, cinnamon and baking spices. Mediumbodied, the wine is bright and juicy with a mouth-watering, energetic acidity mid-palate. A balanced structure with lifting tannins follows, ending with a winding and evolving conclusion. Twenty-five percent whole cluster grapes underwent spontaneous fermentation in concrete vessels before being racked into 40% new French oak and allowed to rest for 15 months. Only 2,400 bottles were made.”

About The Winery
Marc Kent is the owner, chief winemaker, and driving force behind Cap Maritime. Marc has always considered the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley as one of the most exciting places to grow Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in South Africa, and with Cap Maritime, Boekenhoutskloof has created wines that capture the essence of their origin, while at the same time representing a style of wine to which the winery aspires. A maverick spirit, he is unafraid to experiment with the unconventional, but his principal commitment is to quality on every level and in every detail. Marc is also the owner of Boekenhoutskloof, The Chocolate Block, Porcupine Ridge, The Wolftrap, and Helderberg Winery.