This evocative, architectural wine is an ode to the great wines of Rioja.
The structure is achieved through traditional long post fermentation maceration, and maturation in 40% new oak for 24 months. This contemporary expression will make you salivate.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
The Pintor is looking great in 2009, with a more tempered approach to oak (down to 40% new here, as compared to the 100% new appraoch in 2008), allowing the cherry and cassis fruits to shine through; there's some bracken, wild herbs and dusty earth too. The palate's fine tannins sweep out in medium-weight style; there's plum and dark-cherry fruits here too, and some cherry-stone crunch through the finish. Terrific balance. Rating 93 - Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2012
Digging the exptica here - shows medium bodied, sweet fruit up front with a appropriately savoury finish. Further enjoyed for its cola compexity, birght acidity and dusty tannin frame. Nice fruit flavours here. Rating 92 - Mike Bennie, Wine 100 (JAN/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Garnet red with purple hues
A complex nose of dark cherry, with savoury char aromas and hints of Branston pickle and sumac.
A complex nose of dark cherry and savoury char aromas
Jamon Jamon, bull’s testicles.
Drink up, but also an 8-10 year proposition. Built for aging, not for speed.