The Grinder Pinotage 2013

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Pinotage Pinotage
Western Cape, South Africa

$13.95 (269076)

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This wine is featured in episode 5.4 of "So, You Think You Know Wine?"
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Critic Reviews (5)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

As the label suggests the nose and palate are heavily dosed with mocha from oak maturation but its done quite...

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Michelle Bouffard
Michelle Bouffard

Exuberant with hints of new leather, tar and black plums that persist. The combination of flavors and rough tannins...

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DJ Kearney
DJ Kearney

Espresso coffee meets blueberry jam in this well-made version of the deliberate coffee-styled pinotage. Leather and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is an uber smoked-oak version of Pinotage. It has its fans but not many among South Africa's serious winemakers....

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Treve Ring
Treve Ring

Warm dark berry jam, mocha, and wood dominate this simple, fleshy red from Western Cape. Soft and plush in the mouth,...

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Community Reviews (2)

Michael Loken
Michael Loken

This is a very rustic wine, with bold, unrestrained flavours. There is mocha, chocolate, tobacco, dark fruits and a bit of burlap. Overall, the wine is quite enjoyable; but (in my extremely limited experience) this grape seems to make a better blend with Shiraz then when on its own.

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Graham Lowe
Graham Lowe

Fabulous coffee (duh) and mocha over dark fruits and leather. Follows through in the mouth while presenting firm tannins and a moderately long persistence.

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