To my mind, this is the best Seven Flags Pinot release to date, a glorious expression of a fantastic Cape vintage.
Pioneering in spirit, no family has been more influential than the Cluvers in establishing Elgin as one of SA’s finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir regions. The Paul Cluver Seven Flags Pinot Noir is one of the benchmarks that all other wines from this region are measured against. Plummy, well balanced and rich, it has a patina of new oak, filigree tannins and a core of dark fruit.
Tim Atkin MW, South Africa Report 2016 95/100
Personal food pairing
The natural acidity makes it a perfect partner with a diversity of dishes. Game fish, game birds and venison work very well, as does grilled beef and strong, hard cheese.