The Grinder Pinotage 2012

Thanks for liking this wine! Let your friends on Twitter and Facebook know about it by clicking on the buttons here.

If you've already connected your Twitter account, then you don't need to click on the Twitter button to share your review as it'll be done for you.

Optional: Before you share your wine find with friends, you can pick a score or make a quick tasting note, or both if you like:

My Score:
My Tasting Notes:
Expand Box

Community Reviews

There are 2 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Heather Wall Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

90 points for typicity!
My limited experience in the Sommelier world has taught me that one either loves Pinotage ( a South African specialty) or one does NOT!
This Pinotage is deep purple with thick legs showing extraction indicitive of the 14% alcohol and luscious friut in the glass.
Pronounced aromas and flavours of coffee, black fruit, cherry,cranberry, chocolate, espresso,cedar,smoke, toast,black pepper,earth,clove,blackcurrent leaf, vanilla, leather, BACON!
Length is long on a fruit driven finish. This is a rich wine and I suggest sharing the bottle. It's at it's best right now. Not suitable for further aging.
Perfect summer BBQ wine.
Tasted: April 2014
Stephanie MacNeil rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This pinotage stands it ground with flavour. Hit in the face with aromas of coffee, espresso and dark chocolate. Familiar dark fruit - dark cherry and plum fill the mouth. This full bodied pinotage will go perfect with a beef dish like prime rib.

Natalie's Review

The Grinder Pinotage 2012, W.O., Swartland, South Africa: Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine Drink: 2013-2016. 269076 14% XD 750 mL  $13.95 Score: Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine. January 1, 2014 Smart Buy Wine  Full Review