Painted Wolf Guillermo Pinotage 2014

Tasting Notes

VEGAN FRIENDLY!

Dark purple in color with a light ruby hue on the robe. The nose offers an assortment of spice, light coconut and cedar spice over dark red berry and dark cherry fruit aromas. Medium fuller bodied, this has a backbone of acidity that gives the red fruit base juiciness and vibrancy. The tannins are finer grained, but firm enough to focus the fruit and give good supporting structure leading to a dry finish, saying this should show well over the next 3 years plus, where it will broaden out and gain more mid palate flesh. With its noted acidity and vibrant fruit base this is made for food and would be a great addition to any outdoor grilling event.

Winery: Painted Wolf
Varietal: Pinotage
SKU: 12948 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 mL

$19.99

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Awards/Reviews

88 pts Vinous/Tanzer
Medium red. Aromas of plum, redcurrant and woodsmoke are joined by caramel, coconut and other exotic evidence of American oak on the nose. Plush, broad and full in a savory, smoky style; showed more energy and shape with a few minutes in the glass. Began with a touch of roasted fruit character–or was it the oak?–but grew fresher with air. This really spreads out to coat the mouth, finishing with fine tannins and persistent redcurrant fruit. (Incidentally, the less expensive The Den Pinotage is actually livelier and fruitier than the Guillermo but its finish comes across as a bit tart and dry.)

Winemaker Notes

88 pts Vinous/Tanzer
Medium red. Aromas of plum, redcurrant and woodsmoke are joined by caramel, coconut and other exotic evidence of American oak on the nose. Plush, broad and full in a savory, smoky style; showed more energy and shape with a few minutes in the glass. Began with a touch of roasted fruit character–or was it the oak?–but grew fresher with air. This really spreads out to coat the mouth, finishing with fine tannins and persistent redcurrant fruit. (Incidentally, the less expensive The Den Pinotage is actually livelier and fruitier than the Guillermo but its finish comes across as a bit tart and dry.)

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