Black Bream Pinot Noir 2017

93 Points by Tim Atkin
91 Points by James Suckling
91 Points by Neal Martin

producer B Vintners

cultivar Pinot Noir

style Dry Red

origin Sondagskloof, Walker Bay, South Africa

The wine’s name, Black Bream, is drawn from a synonym of our national fish, the “Galjoen”. The endangered fish is normally found in inaccessible areas of the coastline with dangerous reefs and turbulent water, thus being safeguarded by its environment. Similar the pioneering vineyards are protected by a hidden valley, allowing for perfect conditions for optimal grape ripening.

Delicate fruits of wild strawberries and red cherry, with a floral element of fresh violets that is underpinned by fragrant spices of cinnamon and clove. Time in the glass, reveals the salinity, which gives a distinctiveness to the wine. It is light of touch on the palate but remains concentrated with fine grain fruit tannin, given length by the fresh and cool acidity.

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Additional Information

ageing potential Drinks exceptionally well now, will benefit from cellaring for another 4 – 6 years

blend information 100% Pinot Noir

food suggestions Roast pork with herbs and fennel / Rack of venison served medium / Game fish on the grill – we love locally caught yellow tail


2017 Scored 93 points by Tim Atkin SA Report (2019)
2015 Scored 91 points by James Suckling (July 2018)
2016 Scored 91 points by Neal Martin (August 2018)
2016 Scored 92 points by James Suckling (July 2018)
2015 Scored 93 points by James Molesworth – Wine Spectator
2016 Scored 93 points by Tim Atkin SA Report