Café Culture Pinotage 2009, Wo Western Cape

Other Red Other Red
South Africa

$13.95 (72710)

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86 pts
11
November 13, 2010

Critic Reviews (7)

Megan Victor
Megan Victor

Very deep intense purple colour. Rich, smoky and complex with a maple syrup, black cherry, mocha nose. Dry, fairly...

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Rhys Pender, MW
Rhys Pender, MW

Pronounced wild aromas of game meat, coffee, blackberry, dried plum and violet with an underlying current of smoke....

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Like all recent vintages this has a lifted Starbuck's nose of roasted coffee, dill, red and blackcurrants, leather...

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Matthew  Sullivan
Matthew Sullivan

This South African oddity has an arboreal nose and a confrontational attitude. The palate is concocted and sweet –...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

True to form, the latest example of Café Culture should be served at coffee shops. It has more coffee, mocha and...

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Ted Able
Ted Able

pronounced intensity, high alcohol, moderate acidity, velvety tannins; rich, over the top, concentrated (86)

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John Stewart
John Stewart

Well, at least the wine is consistent: this smells like Kalhúa and melted chocolate, with so much wood as to...

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Community Reviews (4)

Marc A
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Gary Killops
Gary Killops

Pinotage is an interesting wine. It is a a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault and is unique to South Africa.

The nose offers a rather odd rubbery note that is common in Pinotage. Coffee flavour dominate the palate along with hints of ripe cherry and earthy notes. Medium to full body, good balance, short finish.

Interesting wine, will get you thinking about what's in the glass.

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Holly Bruns
Holly Bruns

Definite aromas of coffee, dark chocolate and smoked meat - salami to be exact. This is no shrinking violet of a wine. There's a hint of sour cherry under those powerful aromas that gives way to sweeter, riper red fruit. Stewed plum? Blueberry? All that coffee translates to a real mocha flavour on the palate after which the wine finishes off with an abundance of juicy, red fruit and a silky texture from some fine tannins.

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chappy
chappy

Oct/09

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