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The Bean Coffee Pinotage 2013 Wine Review

The Bean Coffee Pinotage 2013

The Bean Coffee Pinotage 2013

Western Cape, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $15.95

Drink: 2014-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: The Bean Coffee

Agent: Vergina Import International Inc.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Totally coffee-espresso on the nose and palate of this pinotage, and unapologetically so. Weirdly wonderful: end your day with the alcoholic version of your morning coffee. Full-bodied and smooth red wine with some black fruit flavours as well. South African is becoming known for its coffee-aroma Pinotage red wines, the coffee, espresso notes come from both the toasting and type of oak barrels used to mature the wines. Try it with gourmet hamburgers or meat lovers' pizza.

Pinotage food pairings: coffee-rubbed beef, grilled peppercorn steak, meat topped pizza, quail, gourmet hamburgers.

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This The Bean Coffee Pinotage 2013 was reviewed on January 24, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

The label tells you everything you need to know. This is a ruby red wine that tastes like it had an espresso shot. Dark cherry, black raspberry, smoked meat, wood smoke and pepper aromas and flavours might also entice you to give it a taste. Medium+ acidity, youthful tannins and medium+ body. This wine wins points for typicity. Coffee with a kick!
I'd like to say pair with bacon and eggs but...
Tasted: January 2015
Neil Phillips rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

One in the long line of new-style Pinotage that's heavily infused with (no surprise) coffee notes. I personally find the style often heavy-handed.

This one is better than some: but the name and label says it all. Aromas of espresso and dark chocolate overwhelm with hints of black liquorice and bramble. There's stewed blackberries underneath, trying to get out. Echoes of cough syrup menthol (in a not unpleasant way).

On the palate, it follows that coffee ands mocha, savoury fruit - almost sour, though definitely not a very dry wine (some residual sugar evident). Tannins are luscious, this wine is certainly easy going down. Finish is medium+, heavy on coffee and savoury. Wish the fruit could be a little more front and centre for balance.

All in all, many will love this style of wine...many will not. Definitely worth a try, perhaps with a coffee-rubbed steak on the Barbie for full effect.

Tasted April 2015.
Pinotage, often called the flagship red wine grape of South Africa, is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault. The coffee-style pinotage has become popular among South African winemakers. The aromas and flavours are derived from toasting the French oak barrels in which the wine is matured. Produced by Mooiplaas Wines, this red wine is robust, rugged and full of character. - Community Wine Reviews

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