Peter Max

Western Cape
South Africa
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Kri-STALL-um PEE-ter MAX
Pinot Noir
Flavors & Quality
Sour Cherry Sour Cherry
Bramble Bramble
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Balance & Finesse 2 Rich & Full 2 Light & Bright 2 Smooth & Silky 1 Round & Fleshy 2 Tone & Backbone 2 Powerful & Extracted 2 Bright & Crisp 2
Smooth & Silky
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This is a predominantly Smooth & Silky wine, but it shares structural nuances of Tone & Backbone as described in the tasting note below.

Tasting Notes
Medium plus bodied, with plus acidity, showing bright red berry and sour cherry fruit, complex forest floor aromas, and a salty minerality that lingers in the finish.
Medium Red/Ruby
Pinot Noir
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Why this wine made the cut…
Youthful austerity meets complex fruit. Give this wine a bit of time and it has the goods.
Walker Bay, South Africa
Pinot Noir
100% Pee-NO NWAR
Pinot Noir is arguably the most revered grape variety in the world with origins in Burgundy, France where the best expressions can still be found. Pinot Noir is not only a tough grape to grow, it also shows miniscule differences in terroir arguably more than any other grape variety. Stylistically, it is generally higher in acid and lower in tannin but can vary depending on the location, and winemaking technique. It is very versatile with food, and shows a range of flavor from red and black fruit, floral, spice, earth, and mineral qualities.
Country / State
South Africa
Western Cape
Andrew and Peter-Allan Finlayson
Total Production
26,178 bottles
Crystallum's Peter-Allan FinlaysonCrystallum's Peter-Allan Finlayson


Walker Bay, South Africa

Crystallum was founded by brothers Andrew and Peter-Allan Finlayson in 2007. These third-generation winemakers recognized the potential to make pinot noir and chardonnay in the cool maritime climate of the Hemel-en-Aarde. 

Crystallum's CowsCrystallum's Cows
Crystallum's Barrel RoomCrystallum's Barrel Room

The Finlayson brothers have ventured to sites in Overberg and Elandskloof, making a series of site-specific wines that speak to their individual terroir. To that end, they avoid manipulation, hand-pick grapes, and submit the grapes to native yeast fermentations in stainless steel before aging in barrel. 

The wines speak to traditional Burgundian varietals and methodologies with a distinct South African flair. The wines are complex and balanced with attractive energy and verve.