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Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd. Red Icon 2011 Wine Review

Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd. Red Icon 2011

Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd. Red Icon 2011

Okanagan Valley, BC VQA, Canada

Community Score: 2.4/5

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $54.90

Drink: 2014-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.3%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd.

Agent: Self Represented

Product: 284190

Product: 468900

Natalie's Score: 95/100

Some producers seem immune (or allergic) to tough vintages, or perhaps it just brings out the best in them. This splendid, full-bodied red is one such shining example. It has it all: balance, finesse, depth, concentration and length on the finish. Gorgeous dark red and black fruit wrapped in just enough oak. Stunning.

Red Icon food pairings: premium cut of steak, wild mushrooms and a rich demi-glace..

This was reviewed November 9, 2013 by

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Kathryn Poole reviewed this wine as follows:

Intensity of flavour with the French oak (aged 18 months) allowing the mix of grape varietals to blend / 2012 is this bottle - from an exceptional vintage. One of the most robust wines we've had - classic Bordeaux style. Winery to watch. We picked this up at the vineyard in Penticton after a wine tasting. Seems it could age another couple of years and expect it to age nicely.
Aged 18 months in 50% new French oak. This is a blend of 30% Malbec, 27% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. In the glass, the wine announces itself dramatically with perfumed aromas that include cherry, plum and vanilla. The wine is rich and ripe on the palate, with flavours of black cherry, cassis and mocha. The balance is exquisite and elegant, with a suave and polished texture and a very long finish.

Source: Winery (Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd.)

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