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Clos Malverne Le Café Pinotage 2012 Wine Review

Clos Malverne Le Café Pinotage 2012

Clos Malverne Le Café Pinotage 2012

Coastal Region, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $14.95

Drink: 2016-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Clos Malverne

Agent: Bassoalto Inc.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Gorgeous nose of dried herbs, coffee, leather, smoke and dry plum. Full-bodied, but smooth and perfectly balanced. Pair with roasted meats.

Pinotage food pairings: smoked spareribs, coffee-rubbed beef, grilled peppercorn steak, meat topped pizza.

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This Clos Malverne Le Café Pinotage 2012 was reviewed on March 7, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Melanie Aubert rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

The dark ruby-coloured wine is everything it promises to be: heavy on the coffee aromas and flavours. There is also chocolate, leather, earthy components, and might I say some barnyard and gaminess. That lingering coffee finish lasts a while. Pairs surprisingly well with stinky cheeses like camembert and chocolate-based desserts.
A nose of mocha, smoke and espresso with mouth-filling richness on the palate. The Clos Malverne Pinotage Le Café Pinotage grapes for the 2012 vintage were grown in the Devon Valley owned by Seymour and Sophia Pritchard. Winemaker Suzanne Coetzee fermented in open fermenters and then used a gentle basket press. The wine was aged in oak barrels, 85% French and 15% American. - Community Wine Reviews

2 Members would buy this wine again

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