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The Grinder Pinotage 2013 Wine Review

The Grinder Pinotage 2013

The Grinder Pinotage 2013

Swartland W.O., South Africa

Community Score: 4.4/5

Community Reviews: 7

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Price: $13.95

Drink: 2014-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml


Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: The Grinder

Agent: Hobbs & Co. Wine Merchants

Product: 269076

Product: 883991

Product: 12383926

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Love that coffee, espresso, mocha nose! You'll never forget it, or confuse it with anything. This full-bodied, delicious red wine is made from South Africa's signature (and quite distinctive) Pinotage grape, a cross between Cinsault and Pinot Noir. This wine is dry, but it finishes with delicious flavours of dark chocolate. Pair it with grilled meats, especially chary pork chops. Yum!

Pinotage food pairings: grilled meats, smoked pork.

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Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

As a Pinotage, this is a little more black cherry and mocha than espresso, and it has a nice inky minerality and toasted oak character to the aroma as well. A well balanced cherry flavour with a bit tartness, but still round enough to be a nice sipping wine.
Ross Noble rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

A unique, dry, full-bodied wine yet not heavy. You can definitely pick up the coffee notes on the nose. Like many wines understanding the region offers much to the experience. It's worth the read about Paarl South Africa & the Pinotage grape (http://www.southafrica.net/za/en/articles/entry/article-southafrica.net-pinotage)
Jennifer Macdonald rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Aromas are predominantly of coffee and earth with a hint of mocha and tart cherry. Nice medium body, earthy and coffee flavours are balanced with a nice smooth cherry palate. Just a hint of pepper as well. Great to have with something on the BBQ, or just enjoy on its own. Great price point.
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Sweet mocha notes with blackberry and cherry fruits, makes me feel like eating a coffee crisp bar! Cherry, blackberry, and carob on the palate. I would have this as an after dinner treat paired with some strong cheese or tiramisu.
Kimberly Inksater rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

This is a classic Pinotage from South Africa with strong coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, hickory and smokey aromas and flavours. I enjoyed it with sharp cheddar cheese but it would pair well with BBQ ribs or perhaps mole.
Tom Vigeant reviewed this wine as follows:

Red berries, moka, vanilla and a somewhat earthy aromas and flavours. Acidity point a little bit high. Medium body and tannins. Dry.



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