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The Bulldozer Pinotage 2012

Tim Atkin MW of The Observer writes: “South Africa’s reds are getting better with every vintage.” Made from the country’s unique red grape, Pinotage, The Bulldozer comes from Bergsig Estate, a medal winning winery that has been in the same family for the last 150 years. The grapes were selected from the oldest vines on the property – so old, in fact, that they are close to being dug up! However, the ominous presence of a bulldozer on the side of their plot seems to scare them into life and each year they produce a modest amount of tiny berries that produce wonderfully concentrated wine.The perfect balance between fruit and spice makes this wine ideal with cold meats, coarse terrines or grilled or barbecued meats – especially lamb.