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A Little Bit of Brilliance

Two Awesome Value Pinot Noirs from JH Meyer

I love tasting wine from barrel. It's a reverential act that usually takes place in silence. Will the wine be a brilliant virtuoso with an interesting story to tell, or will it simply be a good chorus singer; a useful wine for blending in? The anticipation is palpable. The pipette is dipped into the barrel, then drawn out slowly, full of juice. The winemaker releases the wine into your glass. The moment has arrived. You bring the wine to your nose, and...  wow! Tasting with Johan 'Stompie' Meyer was definitely one of those wow moments. It left us in no doubt that a new era had begun for South African Pinot Noir.  

It felt as if I was tasting in the cellar of a top Burgundy winemaker as Johan told us lovingly about the land the wine comes from.
I was genuinely amazed by what I was experiencing.

In a nutshell - 
Elands is the paler, elegant 'Chambolle-Musigny'
Cradock is the deeper, more structured 'Vosne-Romanée'

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