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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Painted Rock Red Icontext
89POINTS
16¼/20

Painted Rock Red Icon 2009

Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaBig espresso, chocolate, cedar, vanilla, prune, tobacco, liquorice, resin, savoury aromas with a bit of cherry jam and cranberry. Dry, fresh, somewhat tart entry with light, grainy tannins. Intense vanilla, cedar, smoky coffee, chocolate, resin, licorice, meaty, tobacco, prune and tobacco leaf flavours. Finish is very warm and oaky. This needs at least five years to better integrate in bottle but that said we would love to see this blend back off the new oak and add a bit of fruitiness and terroir.Tasted: 07 February 2012Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 55.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Painted Rock Estate WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Blend: Merlot - Malbec - Cabernet Franc - Petit VerdotUPC: 00626990105824