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Cathedral Cellar Kwv Pinotage 2013 Wine Review

Cathedral Cellar Kwv Pinotage 2013

Cathedral Cellar Kwv Pinotage 2013

Western Cape, South Africa

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: KWV

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

If you don't know Pinotage as a grape very well, start with this wine. It's South Africa's flagship grape the way California has Zinfandel. Savoury notes of bacon, fleshy black cherry and vanilla smoke. It’s got a velvet texture with a dry medium-full-bodied weight and flavours of cocoa, coffee, and blackberry jam with a dark spiced finish. Smoky oak weaves it way through the wine. Lovely! Pair with: grilled lamb steaks. OTHER: Named after the Cathedral Cellar itself (imagine stained glass windows, a barrel-vaulted roof and granite-and-wood inlaid floors), this wine is aged in a cellar that was built over 80 years ago. A vibrant deep ruby wine, it's pretty on the nose and sure to be a crowd pleaser. It's brimming with black fruit, chocolate, spice and oaky shading. (VINTAGES panel, June 2015)

Pinotage food pairings: grilled lamb steaks.

Luscious Lamb Wine

This Cathedral Cellar Kwv Pinotage 2013 was reviewed on February 8, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Rudy Giesbrecht rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Good with Italian sausage pizza
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This medium(+) bodied South African Pinotage is bang on in typicity with aromas and falvours of luscious stewed black fruit, plum, cherry, black pepper, espresso, chocolate, and leather. Some raisin, fig and prune on the second taste. Good dried fruit finish. Good balanced acidity and smooth tannins. Meant to be enjoyed now. Good value at $17. Serve with everything BBQ charred.
Tasted: January 2016
Neil Phillips rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A welcome relief from the wave of mocha-coffee mass-market Pinotage we've seen lately. While not of the era bringing burnt tires, it does strike the tipicity of the grape.

Medium+ intense nose of black plum, blackberry, mint, tomato leaf, cedar and a pleasing resinous note.

On the palate, medium+ acidity and medium tannins are well-balanced, giving the wine some decent body. Flavours of blackberry and black plum follow the nose, along with slightly stewed black fruits (perhaps chutney), mint, mocha (slight) and a medicinal note. The finish has good length.

Tasted November 2016.
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

An expressive and very flavorful Pinotage at a great price. If you like bold red wines give this a try and enjoy with BBQ fare. Tasted January 2016. 88+ points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
If you don't know Pinotage as a grape very well, start with this wine. It's South Africa's flagship grape the way California has Zinfandel. Savoury notes of bacon, fleshy black cherry and vanilla smoke. It’s got a velvet texture with a dry medium-full-bodied weight and flavours of cocoa, coffee, and blackberry jam with a dark spiced finish. Smoky oak weaves it way through the wine. Lovely! Pair with: grilled lamb steaks. OTHER: Named after the Cathedral Cellar itself (imagine stained glass windows, a barrel-vaulted roof and granite-and-wood inlaid floors), this wine is aged in a cellar that was built over 80 years ago. A vibrant deep ruby wine, it's pretty on the nose and sure to be a crowd pleaser. It's brimming with black fruit, chocolate, spice and oaky shading. (VINTAGES panel, June 2015) - Community Wine Reviews

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