2012 Red Icon Magnum
This wine is rich and seductive with dark chocolate, coffee and black cherry combined with vanilla, showcasing the predominant varieties in the blend. More mocha and rich tones of black cherry, tobacco and cassis. A long, well balanced and polished finish. Pair with filet mignon in red wine sauce and mushrooms.
|Bottling Date:||June 24, 2014|
|Residual Sugar:||2. g/L|
WINE BLEND31% Malbec, 28% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc, 15 Petit Verdot
Aged 18 months 50% new French oak.
95 Points The wine begins with a lovely aroma of spicy black cherry. That leads to vibrant flavours of black cherry and cassis, with notes of vanilla and mocha. Decanting brings out the rich texture of this elegant wine. John Schreiner
Though the components change year-to-year, Painted Rock's Red Icon is an exceptionally consistent, high-end blend that successfully executes its but de vie to deliver complex, New World flavours wrapped in an elegant, Old World structure. This year's Icon sees offers a gorgeous, feminine nose of spiced plum, sweet red fruit, light vanilla-mocha and floral aromas. The understated, refined, palate follows with both dark and red fruit flavours creating the perception
of sweetness upon entry, supported by silky-smooth tannins, rich savoury notes and
effortless acidity through the very long, dry and balanced finish. As with the 2011, the 2012 is approachable in its youth and should enjoy a long life in your cellar with further development a bankable commodity. Liam Carrier