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Blackwater Cuvée Terra Lux Pinot Noir 2011

Roars with flavour?

Roars with flavour?

Blackwater is the label of Francois Haasbroek, formerly winemaker at Waterford in Stellenbosch. Continuing my fatal fascination with local Pinot Noir, I was compelled to buy a bottle of his Cuvée Terra Lux Pinot Noir 2011, R165 a bottle from Manuka Fine Wines in Somerset West and was pretty impressed.

Wine of Origin specified as “Cape South Coast”, it shows red and black cherry and a hint of musky perfume typical of the variety.  It’s clean and pure with gentle acidity but could do with a tad more structure and tannic grip. Score: 15.5/20.


  1. I’d be very interested to hear what you have to say about his 2 white wines. 

  2. From barrel samples alone I’d add at least a point to the 2012.

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