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THE FAT MAN PINOTAGE 2018 WO Western Cape
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer Old Road Wine
Super juicy and ready-to-drink, this crowd-pleaser with its hints of mocha-chocolate will resonate with many. Deep intense purple colour. Attractive, very spicy, intense, ripe, plum-cherry-cassis purée nose with some cedar-sandalwood and mocha-chocolate notes. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, spicy, tangy, intense, ripe, plummy-crancherry flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, gently cedary, mineral-iodine-tinged finish. Has 14% alcohol and 5 g/L residual sugar with lot number L19129 on the back label. Screwcap closure. Has not appeared in Vintages before. CSPC 13319
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Chu Cel
Country South Africa
Region
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Very Ripe, Juicy
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: The Fat Man honours a local legend: a fellow who, along with his dog, would greet all comers to the Franschhoek train station, offering a friendly smile and an interesting anecdote. The wine is intense and textured, with forward fruit and spice. A great value. (Vintages panel, June 2019) [Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards did not include a tasting note.] Score - Gold (Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, 2019) Price $ 14.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 7, 2020
Cases bought 349 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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