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The Grinder Pinotage 2012

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There are 3 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Martha Kelly AIWS rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This South African wine lives up to its name with coffee bean and chocolate over layers of blueberry, cassis, and plum mingling with tobacco and sweet spice.
The refreshing wine has ripe tannic structure, with balancing acidity and long length on the warming complex finish.
Pair with lamb and grilled beef.
Drink now or cellar until 2018.
Date tasted: November 2014.
Heather Wall 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: Loaded with toasty oak, coffee, black pepper, dark spices, mocha and savoury dark fruit aromas. There's a seductive juiciness on the palate with full-bodied weight. Black plum and anise on the smoky finish. Highly recommended. Perfect for hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2013-2016. 572107 14% XD 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 89/100. January 1, 2014 Smart Buy Wine  Full Review



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