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The Minotaur 2008

R 200.00

The Minotaur – a creature half man, half bull was the product of forbidden love between Pasiphae and Poseidon. Banished to the Labyrinth by King Minos for terrorising the Cretans, he was eventually killed by Theseus, the Athenian Hero.

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Tasting Notes

A Cape blend of Pinotage, Malbec, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Dark purple in colour with dark cherry, blackberry and truffle. The palate is medium to full bodied with a generous persistent finish.


Winemaker's Notes

The wine was produced from hand picked grapes from our premier vineyards. Four pump overs were done per day, adding to colour, richness and tannins. The different grape varietals were fermented separately with extended maceration on skins after fermentation. Only the best barrels were selected for this wine. The wine was aged for 14 months in 60% new and 40% second fill 225L French oak barrels. Wine was stabilized and bottled in November 2009


Analysis

Alcohol: 14%
pH: 3.8
Total Acidity: 5.9 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.2 g/l

Serving Suggestion

At home with red meat, rich sauces and particularly with game.


Chef's Special

Slowly cooked lamb shank with a Minotaur reduction, roast potatoes and fresh herbs.


SAWI Rating: 93 Points

Awards

The Minotaur 2009 DOUBLE GOLD: Michelangelo Awards 2012
GOLD : Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2013
The Minotaur 2008 89 POINTS : Parker Points®
4 Stars – Platter Guide 2016
The Minotaur 2007 4 star : John Platter Guide 2010
DOUBLE GOLD : Veritas Awards 2009
GOLD : Michelangelo Awards 2009

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